I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians and the Failed Coup in Turkey” (The Guardian, Sunday, July 17) had fetched a mail and direct messages Read more

Reuben ABATI

Turkey is about five hours away from Nigeria by air, about 2,634 miles from here, but the night there was a coup attempt in Turkey, July 15, with soldiers shutting down parts of Ankara and Istanbul, you’d think Ankara is a city somewhere in Nigeria Read more

Reuben ABATI

Coach Roberto Mancini has left Galatasaray by mutual consent after one season, the club has announced. Read more


A 50-year old Workers' Day activist attempted to hijack an airplane going from Nicosia to Ankara this morning, threatening to detonate a bomb if the pilots refused to divert the flight to Istanbul. Read more


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