On Friday, a small faction within the Turkish military began to send helicopters, fighter jets, and tanks through the major cities of Istanbul and Ankara. During the fearful hours that the country was held under siege, martial law was declared, a curfew was imposed, and the declaration of a new constitution had been underway. There are thoughts that this coup was a fight against the secularism President Erdogan had been pushing, who was said to have fled to first Germany and then London during the coup. Ultimately, the coup failed and Erdogan returned to Turkey with threats of major consequences waiting for those who dared to protest.
A Future to Believe In… With Her?
On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders, in an attempt to unify the Democratic party, endorsed presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Watch his speech here.
For the first time in Emmy history, every single category held actors of color. The Emmy nominations were released in time for the 68th Emmy’s, and this year, yet again, Game of Thrones dominated the list with 23 different nominations. Among others was Black-ish, the first South Asian to be nominated ever for a nominee, Aziz Ansari, How to Get Away with Murder, and The People vs. OJ Simpson.
In an unexpected victory against France, Portugal won the Euro Cup with a single goal. The team seemed to have lost their hope when their best player, Cristiano Ronaldo, was injured in the left knee and had to sit out for the rest of their game. But somehow, against all odds, Portugal fought their way through France’s well-defended team and substitute Eder scored an incredible goal, winning the game for the country.
From the MT
The Glass Ceiling
The Presidential Election: An Update