About: coup d'etat

Global Europe 07-04-2021

Bloodshed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

Myanmar troops stormed an anti-coup protest camp on Wednesday (7 April), in a pre-dawn operation that local media said killed and wounded several demonstrators, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.
Global Europe 05-03-2021

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

Myanmar's junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its UN mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month's coup.
Global Europe 01-03-2021

Eight killed in Myanmar crackdown’s bloodiest day

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protestors Sunday (28 February), killing at least eight in the bloodiest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago.
Armenia 25-02-2021

Thousands rally in Armenia after PM warns of coup attempt

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan warned of an attempted military coup against him on Thursday (25 February), and thousands took to the streets of the capital to support him after the army demanded he and his government resign.
Global Europe 11-02-2021

Myanmar faces European push at UN to condemn coup

The United Nations' top human rights body is to consider a resolution on Friday (12 February) drafted by Britain and the European Union that would condemn Myanmar's military coup and demand urgent access for monitors.
Global Europe 10-02-2021

Myanmar military tightens grip as anti-coup protests enter fifth day

Myanmar's military tightened its post-coup grip on power, stepping up a campaign of intimidation against the ousted civilian leadership while pushing harsher tactics as a fifth consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations began on Wednesday (10 February).
Global Europe 04-02-2021

UN chief vows to rally global pressure to make sure Myanmar coup fails

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Wednesday (3 February) to mobilize enough international pressure on Myanmar’s military “to make sure that this coup fails” as the UN Security Council tries to negotiate a statement on the crisis. The Myanmar...
Global Europe 01-02-2021

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
Global Europe 07-01-2021

World leaders condemn ‘assault on democracy’ at US Capitol

World leaders and governments on Wednesday (6 January) expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Global Europe 07-01-2021

Under heavy guard, Congress back to work after Trump supporters storm US Capitol

In the gravest assault on the symbol of American democracy in more than 200 years, hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday (6 January) in a stunning bid to overturn his election defeat.
Global Europe 12-11-2019

Russia condemns fall of Bolivia’s Morales, EU calls for calm

Russia on Monday (11 November) said the resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivian president looked like the result of a coup, while the European Union called for restraint on all sides.
Kader Sevinç
Global Europe 02-09-2016

Turkish opposition: ‘The EU’s weak reaction to the failed coup disappointed all Turks’

The failed coup attempt seems to have ended political polarisation in Turkey. Europe’s weak reaction was a big disappointment for all Turks, says Kader Sevinç, the EU representative of the country's largest opposition party, the secularist Republican Party of Turkey (CHP).
Enlargement 21-07-2016

Turkey to ‘follow France’ and suspend European rights convention

Turkey will follow France's example in suspending temporarily the European Convention on Human Rights following its declaration of a state of emergency, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday (21 July), according to broadcaster NTV.
Enlargement 21-07-2016

Turkey’s Erdogan declares state of emergency after coup bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday (20 July) as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.
Federica Mogherini
Global Europe 18-07-2016

Mogherini on Turkey: ‘No country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty’

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini stressed on Monday (18 July) that “no country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty”, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that the country should reintroduce capital punishment after last week’s attempted coup.
Global Europe 18-07-2016

Gunmen kill at least two policemen in attacks in Kazakhstan

Gunmen killed at least two policemen in Kazakhstan's financial capital Almaty in three near-simultaneous attacks today (18 July), security sources and witnesses said.