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Blast At Turkey Hospital Part Of Coordinated Attacks; 8 Dead

Blast At Turkey Hospital Part Of Coordinated Attacks; 8 Dead

Two bomb blasts Wednesday killed at least eight people and injured dozens more in southern Turkey, a senior official said. One of the explosions targeted a police bus outside Mardin State Hospital in the town of Kiziltepe, on the Turkish border with Syria. The blast killed three people and wounded at least 30 people — […]

Turkey To Shut Military Academies As It Targets Armed Forces For ‘Cleansing’

Turkey To Shut Military Academies As It Targets Armed Forces For ‘Cleansing’

Turkey will shut its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, Fikri Işık, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. Isik told broadcaster NTV the shake-up in the military was not yet […]

Turkey Coup Attempt: Arrest Warrants Issued For Former Newspaper Staff

Turkey Coup Attempt: Arrest Warrants Issued For Former Newspaper Staff

Turkey’s prime minister has warned that the crackdown following a failed coup was not over, as authorities issued arrest warrants for dozens of former newspaper staff. More than 15,000 people have been detained for suspected links to the coup and at least 8,000 remain in custody, according to the interior ministry. Tens of thousands more […]

Turkey MPs Approve State Of Emergency Bill Allowing Rule By Decree

Turkey MPs Approve State Of Emergency Bill Allowing Rule By Decree

Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill declaring a state of emergency in the wake of last weekend’s coup attempt and informed the Council of Europe of a partial withdrawal from the European convention on human rights. Turkey will be required to provide regular updates to the secretary general of the Council of Europe on the […]

Turkey Coup Attempt: Erdoğan Declares Three-Month State Of Emergency

Turkey Coup Attempt: Erdoğan Declares Three-Month State Of Emergency

Turkey on Thursday entered the first full day of a state of emergency declared by the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in the aftermath of last week’s coup attempt. The decision, announced in a televised press conference on Wednesday night, came after marathon meetings of the country’s national security council and the cabinet in Ankara. Article […]

Turkey Blocks Access To WikiLeaks After Ruling Party Email Dump

Turkey Blocks Access To WikiLeaks After Ruling Party Email Dump

Turkey has blocked access to the WikiLeaks website, the telecoms watchdog said on Wednesday, hours after it leaked thousands of ruling party emails just as Ankara grapples with the aftermath of a failed military coup. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges and teachers have been suspended or detained since the attempted coup on the weekend, and […]

What We Can Learn From Turkey’s Failed Coup

What We Can Learn From Turkey’s Failed Coup

The courage displayed by the Turkish people and its government, both supporters and opponents of Erdogan, is a valuable lesson for politicians around the world. There’s a valuable lesson in the reactions of the opposition to the attempted coup. They supported the regime’s legitimacy, and refused the military’s attempt at power. It was clear that […]

How Defiant Turks Chased Coup Plotters From Bosphorus Bridge

How Defiant Turks Chased Coup Plotters From Bosphorus Bridge

At 8am on Saturday, there were still tanks on the Bosphorus bridge. They stood on the tarmac that links Istanbul’s Asian and European shores, their turrets pointing at jaunty angles – as they had since 9pm on Friday, when their sudden appearance gave the first hint that a coup was under way. But 11 hours […]

Turkey Military Coup Attempt

Turkey Military Coup Attempt

After a night of explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling along the streets, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkey Saturday that an attempted military coup was over and the government was in charge. However, the sounds of fighting were still being reported in Ankara and Istanbul after the chaotic attempt by members of the military to […]

Military Coup Under Way In Turkey As President Erdoğan Tries To Assert Control

Military Coup Under Way In Turkey As President Erdoğan Tries To Assert Control

Members of the Turkish military said a coup was under way in the country, despite its elected president claiming that the attempt had failed and his government remained in power. In a statement released through Turkish TV channels on Friday night, people claiming to speak for the Turkish military said the army was now in […]

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