Turkey to disband elite presidential guard

Turkish Prime Minister and the leader of Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Binali Yildirim stands as he speaks during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on July 19, 2016. © AFP

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this edition of Press TV's Top 5:

  • Iran and Russia condemn a Daesh terrorist attack on Hazara community protesters in the Afghan capital Kabul, which claimed over 80 lives.
  • The Turkish premier says the country will disband the elite presidential guard, after detaining almost 300 members of the regiment over their alleged involvement in the July 15 failed coup.
  • Southeast Asian countries are thrown into disarray after Cambodia blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's South China Sea claims.
  • A group of high-ranking members of South Sudan's armed opposition say they have replaced their leader Riek Machar who has fled the capital Juba and is now in hiding.
  • And, with only days to go to the US Democratic Party’s national convention, emails released by the whistle-blowing website reveal party officials favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.


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