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Turkey orders 1,112 arrested over links to cleric Gulen
Reuters, Istanbul
Turkey launched on Tuesday one of its largest operations against alleged supporters of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of leading an attempted coup in 2016, ordering the arrest of 1,112 people, state media reported.
The operation, related to alleged cheating in police examinations, showed authorities were not letting up on their crackdown two-and-a-half years after rogue soldiers used warplanes, helicopters and tanks in a bid to seize power.

Vietnam’s FM arrives in North Korea
AP, Pyongyang
Vietnam's foreign minister has arrived in North Korea ahead of a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam's capital later this month.
Pham Binh Minh arrived Tuesday and is expected to stay until Thursday. No further details of his schedule have been released by his North Korean hosts. Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, is to host the summit between Trump and Kim on Feb. 27-28.

Cohen postpones Senate testimony
Reuters, Washington
Testimony by US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen planned for Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee has been postponed as he recovers from a recent surgical procedure, an attorney for Cohen said.

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