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Was the CIA really involved in trying to assassinate Erdogan during failed Ankara Coup?

12:37 PM | 26 Jul, 2016
Was the CIA really involved in trying to assassinate Erdogan during failed Ankara Coup?
ANKARA: According to whatdoesitmean.com, two CIA pilots were arrested for an attempted assassination on Turkish President Reccep Erdogan during the failed coup more than a week ago, who are incidentally the same ones who downed Russian Su-24m Bomber jet last year.

The site reports that the Obama regime wanted to kill President Edogan and replace him with CIA controlled figure-head Fetullah Gulen.

However, Snopes.com, a well-known site for debunking rumors, said in their report that the claims made by whatdoesitmean.com were most likely fabricated. The stories of the capture of the two pilots responsible for downing Russian jet are true and claims have been made by Erdogan that the coup plotters, under the leadership of Akin Ozturk, had ties with US-based cleric Fetullah Gulen but no compelling evidence has been provided for this assertion so far.

It has also been confirmed by many high officials in Turkey that Erdogan’s plane along with two F-16s for his protection were locked on radar by at least two other F-16s during the failed Ankara coup, but curiously shots were never fired.

Nevertheless, no claims linking the two events were made by any official Turkish body which confirms that the report made by whatdoesitmean.com is a fabrication, made by mixing two entirely separate events to make a sensational story.

In other news, President Erodgan is keen on reinstating death penalty if Turkey’s parliament submits a formal request despite warnings by the European Union of halting accession talks if the country does so.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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