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30 May ND: ‘Don’t cut short process’: SC to NRC coordinator after retired soldier declared foreigner


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30 May 2019: 24 Ramazan 1440:Vol: 11, No:214
INDIA
‘Don’t cut short process’: SC to NRC coordinator after retired soldier declared foreigner
New Delhi :A day after a retired soldier from Assam, who served in Army for 30 years, was declared a foreigner by the state police, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela to ensure a fair hearing without cutting short the process and thereby completing the same by end of July, ANI reported.Media reports suggested that CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked the NRC official not to rush through the process in an attempt to meet the deadline of July 31.The top court’s observation came after Md Sanaullah, who retired as subedar with the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of Indian Army in August 2017, was detained to be lodged in a detention centre for illegal foreigners in the state as a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) declared him a foreigner.In his testimony at FT, Sanaullah said that he had served in insurgency-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.He was declared a foreigner by FT No 2 Kamrup (Rural) on May 23 this year. His family members and lawyer maintain that Sanaullah’s Indian citizenship can be proved easily with the documents of his ancestors, and of that of his employment with the Indian Army. Sanaullah at present works as a sub-inspector with Assam Police’s border wing — a special wing that deals with detection of illegal migrants in the state.Confirming that Sanaullah has been detained, Additional SP of Kamrup, Sanjib Saikia, said, “FT declared him a foreigner and we are complying with the law.”indianexpress
This is my reward for serving country: Kargil war veteran declared foreigner, detained in Assam
Muzaffarnagar riots case: Court acquits 11 accused
Lucknow :A local court in Muzaffarnagar has acquitted 11 persons accused of setting a house on fire and robbing valuables during the 2013 riots in Fugana police station area of the district. All the accused were out on bail.Over 60 people were killed and several were displaced in the riots that broke out on September 7, 2013 in Muzaffarnagar and later spread to adjoining districts.Anjum Khan, government counsel, Muzaffarnagar, said, “Additional District Judge Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari acquitted 11 accused on Tuesday in a case related to 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots for want of evidence. Three prime witnesses, including complainant in the case, Suleman, and his two sons — Islam and Azam — did not support the prosecution theory and were declared hostile.”According to government counsel, Suleman of Lisad village got an FIR lodged at Fugana police station on September 16, 2013, saying that on September 7 after the riots broke out, 12 persons of his village entered his house forcibly shouting objectionable slogans. They ransacked the house and escaped with jewellery, cash and household items. Suleman also said that before leaving, the assailants set his house ablaze, the counsel informed.Fearing for life, Suleman and his family took refuge elsewhere and later shifted to a rescue camp in Kairana area of adjoining Shamli district. Anjum added, while staying in rescue camp, Suleman lodged a complaint against 12 local residents and several unidentified persons.“Police investigated and filed chargesheet against 12 accused in the case. One of the named accused, Rishidev, died during the trial,” said Anjum.indianexpress
PM Modi’s council of ministers: here are the likely names
Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi will be administered oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday evening at 7 pm at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. At the swearing-in ceremony, a new NDA government will be formed with newly elected council of ministers also taking oath.Sources have told the Indian Express that several members of Prime Minister Modi’s earlier council of ministers will be retained in this government as well though their portfolios could change. Speculation is rife that BJP chief Amit Shah could also join the Union government.In this election, the BJP won 44 of 88 Lok Sabha seats across West Bengal, Odisha and North-East and there is conjecture that MPs from these states will have significant representation in the new council of ministers. These states include Telangana, where the BJP won four seats.The full list of the Union Council of Ministers will be available following their swearing-in ceremony and this article will be updated then. However, sources have confirmed that the following leaders will be part of the new Modi council of ministers:Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Smriti Irani, Arjun Meghwal, Ramdas Athawale, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Arvind Sawant, Prakash Javadekar, Harsh Vardhan, Jitendra Singh, Babul Supriyo, D V Sadanand Gowda, Kiren Rijiju, Pratap Sarangi, V Muralidharan, Kishan Reddy, Prahalad Patel, Suresh Angadi, Kailash Chaudhary, Kishanpal Gujjar, Purushottam Rupala, Mansukh Mandaviya, Pralhad Joshi, Debashri Choudhary, Gajendra Shekhawat, Rattan Lal Kataria, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Ravindranath Kumar, Arjun Munda, Rameshwar Teli, Shripad Naik and Renuka Singh. indianexpress
Congress Party says it won’t participate in television news debates for a month
Following Congress Party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, party media chief Randeep Surjewala announced Thursday that no spokesperson will participate in television debates for a month. Surjewala asked media channels to not place any of their representatives on their shows.“Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month. All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows,” a statement issued by Congress Party said.The decision comes following uncertainty in the party on whether Rahul Gandhi will continue as president as he remains firm on his decision to step down. Moreover, following Congress Working Committee meeting, the party has had to clarify on media reports citing remarks made by Gandhi at closed-door meeting.indian express
BSP leader Haji Ehsan and nephew killed in 70 secs: Probe
Meerut: BSP leader Haji Ehsan Ahmed (50) and his nephew Shadaab (27) were gunned down in their office on Gurudwara road.70 seconds. That was the time taken by two unidentified men to shoot a BSP leader and his nephew dead and leave their office in Bijnor on Tuesday, according to police who are yet to make any arrest in the case.The primary investigation revealed that the two men were accompanied by an accomplice who kept a watch outside the office. The entry and exit of the accused was caught by nearby CCTV cameras. “The accused entered the office with a sweet box, in which they had hidden two firearms, to congratulate Haji following the victory of the party’s newly elected MP,” police had said on Tuesday.“Though the CCTV cameras were lying nonoperational at the office of the deceased, but we have gathered footage from other cameras. The accused will easily be identified as they did not cover their faces. We will soon be issuing their sketches based on the CCTV footage. The assailants, aged between 22 and 24, fired from two weapons. We have recovered ten empty cartridges from the room where the two were killed,” Sanjay Panchal, in charge of the Najibabad police station told The Indian Express on phone on Wednesday.Haji’s brother-in-law Abdul Mannan lodged an FIR against 3 unidentified men with Najibabad police station on Tuesday night and alleged that SP leader’s business partners or employees could have got him killed. “My brother-in-law had sought police protection as he was apprehending a threat to his life but the request was rejected,” said Mannan.indianexpress
BJP library gets Quran after PM's appeal to win over minorities
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to his party to win the trust of minorities, Quran - the holy book of Muslims - has arrived at the library of the BJP's Uttarakhand headquarters here."I kept two copies of the Quran -- in English and Hindi -- along with the other holy books such as the Geeta and the Bible on Monday," said Shadab Shams, co-media in-charge of the state BJP here.Shams appealed to people of all communities to read the books in order to clear any misunderstanding about Islam.State BJP President Ajay Bhatt welcomed the gesture. The library was inaugurated by BJP President Amit Shah a year ago. IANS
YS Jagan takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi :YS Jaganmohan Reddy Thursday became the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh since its bifurcation after he was administered the oath of office by Governor E S L Narasimhan at a ceremony in Vijayawada’s IGMC Stadium. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao and DMK president MK Stalin were among the dignitaries who attended the swearing-in ceremony.Narendra Modi was also invited by Jagan when the two met last Sunday, but the Prime Minister couldn’t make it as the date coincided with his own swearing-in ceremony. And Jagan’s predecessor Chandrababu Naidu, who was invited over phone by the YSRCP chief, decided to stay away from the event.Preparations for the event took a hit after heavy rains lashed Vijayawada on Wednesday night. The showers left behind a grubby mess at IGMC Stadium, the venue for today’s ceremony. Besides the stadium grounds turning into a mushy mix of rainwater and soil, strong winds left the YSR Congress Party paraphernalia adorning the stands in disarray. indian express
BJP MLA Usha Thakur refers to Godse as patriot
Bhopal :After Pragya Thakur, another of the BJP’s leaders from Madhya Pradesh seems to have stirred up a row over Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse on Wednesday. Mhow MLA Usha Thakur reportedly glorified Godse as a patriot.In comments she reportedly made to reporters, Thakur, who is also vice-president of the state BJP unit, said Godse was a patriot and only he would know the circumstances under which he took the decision (to kill the Mahatma). She did not return calls to clarify or confirm the comment she made.She added that Godse had shown concern for the country his entire life.indianexpress
No Iftar Parties in UP this Ramadan, Election Results to Blame
LUCKNOW:As the holy month of Ramadan draws to an end, so does a tradition that began almost 44 years ago. This is for the time in four decades that no political party has hosted the traditional Iftar party in Uttar Pradesh.It is only Governor Ram Naik who is said to be hosting the Iftar party on June 3 though invites for the same have not yet been sent out.The Samajwadi Party, which regularly hosted Iftar parties, has given it a miss this time. In fact, whenever the party was in power, there would be two Iftars – one hosted by SP Chief Minister and the other by the party.“It is probably due to elections that we have not hosted the Iftar party. All of us were busy campaigning and then after the results came in, the mood in the party was sombre and no one even raised the issue,” said a SP leader.The Congress has similar reasons for skipping the Iftar party.“When the results came in, UPCC President Raj Babbar sent his resignation and there was no one we could talk to on the subject. I personally feel that irrespective of the party’s performance in the election, we should have hosted the Iftar,” said a former UPCC President.Congress sources, however, said that the party was short on funds and could not afford to host the Iftar party.IANS
BSP will continue outside support to Madhya Pradesh government, says Mayawati
In a big relief to Kamla Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday said it will continue to provide outside support to the state government. BSP vice-president Ramji Gautam said that the national president of the party has decided to continue supporting the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to “prevent communal and casteist forces”."We extended outside support to the Congress government to prevent communal and casteist forces from taking over, and a decision to continue supporting it has been taken at the national president's level," BSP vice-president Ramji Gautam said.newsnation
Post-poll survey: PDP loses its standing in Kashmir, BJP unchallenged in Jammu
The election results in J&K yet again highlighted the polarised nature of the political landscape of the State. While the BJP retained its two seats in the Jammu division and one in Ladakh, the NC replaced PDP in the three in Kashmir.Except for the large victory margins (three lakh plus) of BJP in Jammu and Udhampur seats, the result did not surprise many. Union Minister Jitendra Singh’s margin of 3.57 lakh in the latter seat is one of the 10 highest victory margins in the country. He defeated Vikramaditya Singh, son of senior Congress leader Karan Singh. It was the national parties — BJP and the Congress — which were the main contenders in Jammu. Parties based in the Jammu region did not fare well. Former Minister Choudhary Lal Singh, who was expected to cut into BJP votes, having quit the PDP-BJP government and the BJP after participating in a rally organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch on the Kathua case, lost his deposit in both Udhampur and Jammu, as did National Panthers Party candidates.The survey found the Kathua case to have been a voting consideration for only about one-fifth of the voters. Moreover, importance attached to the issue was found to be far greater among Muslim voters than Hindu voters, 40% as opposed to 11%.thehindu
Amol kale produced in court: Gauri Lankesh murder accused held in Kalburgi case
Bengaluru :A Karnataka police SIT, which took over the investigation into the 2015 murder of Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi in March this year on the directions of the Supreme Court, has taken into custody a key accused in the 2017 murder case of journalist Gauri Lankesh.Amol Kale, 37, a former convenor of the Sanatan Sanstha-affiliated Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, was produced in a court in Dharwad in connection with the Kalburgi case on a body warrant on Tuesday and was remanded in SIT custody for 11 days.Kale is the first person to be technically placed under arrest by the SIT after the Supreme Court in February directed that the case be handed over to the SIT. The directive came on a petition filed by Kalburgi’s wife Umadevi.indianexpress
Saradha scam: Rajeev Kumar moves Calcutta High Court, seeks quashing of CBI notice
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New Delhi :Former Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar moved the Calcutta High Court on Thursday seeking the quashing of a notice issued against him by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund case.The former top cop, who was reinstated as ADG CID by the West Bengal government after the model code of conduct was withdrawn, approached the court after the agency, which is seeking custodial interrogation of Kumar, served him a notice and directed him to appear before it for questioning.Justice Pratik Prakash Banerjee granted leave to Kumar’s counsel for filing a petition in the registry of the court and moved the matter for hearing at 2 pm. Earlier in the day, Kumar’s counsel had moved the vacation bench of the high court and prayed for leave to file the petition.indianexpress
Gujarat: Court convicts 2 cattle owners for leaving bovines on road
Vadodara :In a first such conviction in Gujarat, a local court sentenced two cattle owners to imprisonment for leaving their bovines on the public road in Vadodara in 2017, for which the Vadodara Municipal Corporation had pressed charges against them for negligence.The case was part of a massive drive undertaken by the VMC in that year to end the menace of cattle on the streets. The court has also slapped the accused, Alpesh Rabari and Hitesh Rabari, with a fine of Rs 5000 each.Both convicts have been sentenced to three months of simple imprisonment.indianexpress
Gujarat: Horse used in Dalit wedding succumbs to stone-pelting injuries
Ahmedabad :On May 12, an incident of stone pelting was reported from Khambhisar village allegedly by local upper caste people. This was the first incident when a Dalit groom, Jayesh Rathod, was riding a horse in the village.The horse at the centre of the attack on a Dalit wedding procession at Khambhisar village of Modasa tehsil in Aravalli district has succumbed to its injuries it sustained in the stone pelting on the procession.Following the death, police have added Section 429 of the IPC (mischief by killing cattle) to FIR against 43 upper case people.This was one of the arguments by the advocate of the complainant in the case, Dahyabhai Rathod, before a district court in Modasa Monday, while opposing anticipatory bail application of the 43 accused.indianexpress
Over 50 injured in Kulgam clashes, 3 Jaish militants escape
Srinagar:One person was killed and over 50 were injured in clashes that ensued twin operations launched by the security forces against hiding militants in south Kashmir's Kulgam and Shopian on May 29. The militants managed to escape after the Kulgam fight, the police said.“3 Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants managed to escape after an initial round of fire. We called off the operation in the afternoon. Nobody was retrieved from the encounter site,” SP, Kulgam, Grinder Pal Singh said.A fierce gunfight between hiding militants and security forces erupted around 4 a.m. at Tazipora village of Mahmoodpora area in Kulgam, after a joint team of the Army, the CRPF and the police successfully zeroed in on a house where militants were hiding. The house, which was blasted during the operation, turned into a mound. However, after inspecting the debris no body was found, an official said.The pre-dawn operation, however, saw hundreds of locals pouring on to the streets and clashing with the security forces in Kulgam, in an apparent bid to save the trapped militants.Security forces used tear smoke shells, live bullets and pellet shotgun to contain the situation. “Around 40 to 50 injured were received at Public Health Centre Mohammedpora. Most of them were discharged after the first aid,” said Chief Medical Officer, Kulgam, Dr. Fazil Kochak. 7 severely injured were shifted to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar. “It was a scene of a war. Security forces used indiscriminate force against the youth in lanes and bylanes,” said an injured in Srinagar on the condition of anonymity. Violent clashes also broke out in Shopian in the afternoon when security forces surrounded a few villages after a tip off about the presence of militants at Pinjoora area.Over a dozen protesters were injured, as local youth made attempts to converged on the encounter site. One civilian, Sajad Ahmad Parray from Shopian's Badrahama, died due to the bullets injuries.Meanwhile, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq warned the situation may “only exacerbate on the ground if people are targetted with bullets and pellets in the holy month of Ramadan”.thehindu
Main accused in Bulandshahr triple murder arrested
New Delhi :In a major breakthrough, the Delhi Police Special Cell arrested the main accused in connection with the killing of three children in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr last week, ANI reported. Salman Malik was arrested from Seelampur area on Wednesday, the news agency said.The bullet-riddled bodies of 3 children were found in a tubewell tank 7 km from their home in Bulandshahr’s Seelampur on Saturday. Abdul (11), Aliva (8) and Aasma (8), who were cousins, were allegedly shot at close range on Friday night, hours after they were taken away from their house in Faisalabad.While the police first arrested Bilal (23), a maternal relative of the children, for allegedly plotting the triple murder, another accused Imran was held earlier this week.indianexpress
Mumbai Doctor Was Murdered, Says Lawyer, After Autopsy Shows Neck Injury
MUMBAI: The post-mortem report of postgraduate medical student doctor Payal Tadavi, who was found dead in her hostel room recently, has revealed evidence of a ligature mark on her neck.Under ''provisional cause of death'', the post-mortem report stated ''evidence of ligature mark over neck.''A Mumbai court on Wednesday sent all the three accused in the case to two-day police custody as her family sought directions for the crime to be treated as a murder.The lawyer representing Payal Tadvi's family told the court that said that circumstances of the medical post-graduate student's death suggested it was a murder case. "From the circumstances of her death and bruise mark on her body, we can say that it must be a case of murder and not of suicide. Police must investigate this case in the lines of a murder investigation. Police should be given 14 days time for that," Nitin Satpute, counsel representing the deceased's family, said."The accused had taken her body to some other place and later it was brought to hospital so there is a suspicion of tampering with the evidence," Mr Satpute alleged in court.ANI
Dr Payal Tadvi Case: BMC Suspends License Of 4 Doctors At Nair Hospital
3 doctors accused of harassing Dr Payal Tadvi and BYL Nair Hospital’s gynaecology department head have been suspended by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation after Tadvi killed herself, the Mumbai Mirror reported. According to HT, the licenses of all four doctors have been suspended. “We will take a final call once the investigation into their role in the suicide is completed,” said BMC’s deputy municipal commissioner (health) told HT.huffingtonpost
Muslim mother changes name of son named after Modi
Gonda :A Muslim woman who had named her new born son after Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has now had second thoughts and has changed the babys name to Mohd Altaf Alam Modi.The child's mother, Mehnaaz Begum, said that there was considerable pressure on her from society in general and her community in particular which made her change the name."Some family members had even refused to participate in the ceremonies that take place after child birth and so I decided not to encourage any more controversies and change his name. He still has Modi in his name," she said.Meanwhile, a fresh controversy is brewing over the date of the birth of the child.Mehnaaz Begum had earlier claimed that her son was born on May 23, the day when the Lok Sabha election results were announced.The doctors at the local hospital have stated that the child was actually born on May 12 and the mother had changed his date of birth to May 23 to get popularity.IANS
For Those Who Want To Change Name and Character of AMU: Toppers in Class X Exam Are Dakshita, Tushar and Manvendra
New Delhi/Aligarh:Some Hindu-right groups have long been demanding change in the name of Aligarh Muslim University and also its minority character. At a regular interval, controversies and sometimes violent protests are engineered around the 100-year-old central university. However, away from the manufactured hateful political discourses, thousands of students – Muslims, Hindus and others – have been doing excellence in their studies. The latest results of Class X exam at AMU school are a cool and clear reminder to AMU haters and baiters that it is not a ‘madrasa’ or ‘Muslim’ institution, rather a secular, mainstream academic institute where Hindu students also, along with their Muslim classmates, are doing wonders.The results of Class X exam 2019 at the AMU school were declared last week. A total of 1387 students had sat in the exam. All the top three positions were captured by Hindu students.First topper was Dakshita Dwivedi (97%), second topper was Tushar Kant and Ayush Varshney who shared the second position with 96.60% each, and the third position was captured by Manvendra Singh Holkar with 96.40%, said an AMU official.“This is #AMU,” he tweeted.AMU’s minority status was challenged in the court and for some years it is pending in the Supreme Court.India Tomorrow
WORLD
Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition
Israeli legislators have voted to dissolve parliament and set the country on the path to a second election within months, after right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put together a ruling coalition before a midnight deadline.In April, Netanyahu appeared set for a fifth term as prime minister after his Likud Party won 35 of the 120 seats in the parliament, even though he faces possible indictment in three corruption cases. He has denied any wrongdoing and accused his opponents of mounting a witch-hunt.But despite weeks of negotiations he failed to overcome divisions between secular and religious allies and in the early hours of Thursday, parliament voted by 74-45 to dissolve itself. The unprecedented vote was prompted by Netanyahu's failure to reach a coalition deal even though his party and its allies won a majority in the April 9 election. The move prevents the scenario of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin selecting another person to try to form a government, but also sends the country into what is likely to be another divisive campaign before a fresh vote that is expected to take place in September.aljazeera
Jordan's King: Palestinian state only way to peace
Jordan's King Abdullah II has told US President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner that a lasting Middle East peace can only come with the creation of a Palestinian state on land captured by Israel in a 1967 war.A palace statement said the monarch has been deeply concerned about the still-secret US plan to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, and told Kushner Israel had to withdraw from the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured in 1967 Arab-Israeli war."His Majesty stressed the need for a comprehensive and lasting peace based on a two-state solution, leading to an independent Palestinian state on 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital,"the statement said. aljazeera
Taiwan’s military trains for a Chinese invasion on beach
Taiwanese tanks and soldiers have fired at simulated Chinese forces in an anti-invasion drill on the island’s coast. Live-fire drill on Thursday at a beach in southern Taiwan is part of an ongoing annual exercise designed to showcase the military’s capabilities and resolve to repel an attack from across the Taiwan Strait.China claims the self-governing island as its territory. Taiwan split from China amid a civil war in 1949. The simulated response to a Chinese landing included assault helicopters, fighter jets and missiles launched at targets in the sea. Defense Ministry said the joint army-navy-air force operation tested the island’s combat readiness in the face of the Chinese military threat.AP
Top Afghan officials hold talks with Pak authorities
A high-level Afghan delegation led by national security adviser has held talks with top civilian and military officers in Pakistan, dicussing security issues, peace process with Taliban and also to prepare the ground for a possible visit of President Ashraf Ghani next month.Hamdullah Mohib — who led a high-powered delegation that included the Afghan interior minister — was the first senior Afghan official to have travelled to Islamabad in months.The crucial talks with Pakistani authorities, including Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, were part of the latest push by the two neighbours to remove irritants in their bilateral ties that have undermined efforts for a peace deal in Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.PTI
Blast near Afghan military training centre kills at least six: officials
An explosion near a military training centre in Afghan capital today killed at least 6 people and wounded 6 more, 2 security officials said, without elaborating. The cause of the blast, near Marshal Fahim National Defense University,was not immediately clear.Reuters
Turkey frees ex-NASA scientist jailed over terror charges
Ankara :A former NASA scientist sentenced in Turkey to over seven years in prison on terrorism charges was suddenly freed without an explanation, hours after a phone call between Presidents Donald Trump and Tayyip Erdogan.Serkan Golge,39, is a Turkish-American citizen who was arrested while on vacation visiting his family in southern Turkey in 2016, in the aftermath of a coup attempt that failed to oust Erdogan, The New York Times reported.He was convicted in February 2018 and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, which was later reduced to five years by an appeals court.Golge, his wife Kubra and their two children, all Americans citizens, were barred from leaving the country.Kubra, told The New York Times on Wednesday night that he had just walked free from prison and was heading back with his parents to their home in the city of Hatay.Trump and Erdogan spoke by telephone earlier on Wednesday and discussed "a number of bilateral issues", such as trade and tariffs, according to a White House deputy press secretary, Judd Deere.IANS
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