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The Bathhouse Plot

The 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, also known as the August Coup (Russian: Августовский путч, tr. Avgustovsky Putsch “August Push”), was an attempt by members of the Soviet Union’s government to take control of the country from Soviet President and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Background: By the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union was…

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How Turkey’s Lawmakers Barely Escaped the Attempted Coup With Their Lives — TIME

‘I saw the flames with my own eyes’ for full story click the link via How Turkey’s Lawmakers Barely Escaped the Attempted Coup With Their Lives — TIME When Turkish military officers set in motion an attempted coup d’état on the night of July 15, lawmakers in the capital, Ankara, rushed…

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