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Coup leaders wanted to punish Erdogan for "being too nice"

04:12 PM | 21 Jul, 2016
Coup leaders wanted to punish Erdogan for
ISTANBUL - The renegade faction behind the attempted coup in Turkey planned to accuse President Erdogan and his inner circle of aiding terror by negotiating with the  Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) before launching a military crackdown on Kurds, Turkish media reported.

According to a document recovered by Police, a petition to initiate a judicial process against the Turkish government was found during a search of the office of Public Prosecutor Mehmet Sel, who was detained following the failed coup attempt.

If the members of the military had been successful in toppling Erdogan’s regime, coup supporters would have initiated an inquiry into claims that the president and his aides had “committed the crime of helping an armed terror organization by ignoring their preparation of attacks.”

According to the unsigned petition, dated in 2016, Erdogan and others were to face prosecution over the“solution process” to bring an end to the Kurdish conflict in the country that has been ongoing for decades.

The document that was addressed to the chief public prosecutor’s office in Inegol, Bursa province, accused the Turkish leadership of “supporting” the Kurdistan Workers' Party, (PKK), considered to be a terrorist outfit in Turkey.

Moreover, it accused Erdogan, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, National Intelligence Organization chief Hakan Fidan, provincial governors as well as former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and former deputy prime ministers Besir Atalay and Yalcin Akdogan of conducting peace talks with the PKK leadership between 2009 and 2015.

On the other hand, the charges against Erdogan seem to be laughable as the Turkish president has on a number of occasions promised to “neutralize” the Kurds after a two and a half year ceasefire between the PKK and Ankara was shattered last July, leading to a massive army crackdown in the southeast of the country.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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