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Bosporus Bridge to be renamed after attempted coup

Turkey's military blocked access to the Bosporus Bridge on July 15, 2016. Credit: Depo Photos / PA

Istanbul's famous Bosporus Bridge will be renamed to honour the civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt, prime minister Binali Yildirim has said.

The decision to name the bridge July 15th Martyr's Bridge, was taken after a cabinet meeting on Monday.

Mr Yildrim also confirmed monuments will be built in Ankara and Istanbul to remember the civilians killed in the attempted coup.

The uprising on July 15 left 290 people dead. Many of those killed were supporters of the government who rushed onto the streets, with several killed on the bridge.

The government have detained over 13,000 people in the judiciary, military and other institutions following the foiled coup, as well as declaring a three-month state of emergency.


No UK-US trade deal 'until Britain's EU relationship clearer'

Michael Froman met with Liam Fox on Monday Credit: Reuters

America will not negotiate a new trade deal with Britain until the UK's future relationship with the European Union becomes clearer.

US Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday that the two countries cannot launch negotiations on bilateral trade and investment deals until more is known about any newly-shaped agreement between Britain and Europe.

Speaking to British counterpart Liam Fox, Mr Froman said the "United States will be prepared to engage in conversations with the United Kingdom about how to develop our trade and investment relationship in the best way at the appropriate time".

Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the UK would not rush its exit from the EU.

Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European bloc over a month ago.

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