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Turkey shakes up military as post-coup crackdown widens

Ankara - Turkey's premier meets top military commanders on Thursday over one of the most radical shake-ups in the armed forces' history after a failed coup, which has already seen 149 generals dishonourably discharged.

Turkey discharges generals, shuts media outlets after coup

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday said it was discharging 149 generals and ordering the closure of dozens of media outlets, in the next phase of its controversial crackdown in the wake of the failed coup.

Turkey has chance to end polarisation after coup: Opposition chief

Ankara - The failed coup in Turkey offers a unique chance to end the dangerous levels of polarisation in the country, the main opposition leader told AFP Wednesday.

Turkey was planning anti-Gulen army purge before coup: Minister

Ankara - Turkish authorities were planning a major shake-up of the military to remove elements linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen just ahead of the failed coup, a key minister said Wednesday.

Turkey PM warns post-coup crackdown not over

Ankara - Turkey's prime minister warned Wednesday that the crackdown following a failed coup was not over, as authorities issued arrest warrants for dozens of former newspaper staff.

Turkey issues warrants for 47 ex-staff of Zaman newspaper

Ankara - Turkey issued arrest warrants Wednesday for 47 former staff of the Zaman newspaper, an official said, in a growing crackdown on citizens suspected of links to alleged coup mastermind Fethullah Gulen.

Media targeted in Turkey's post-coup crackdown

Istanbul - Turkish media played a crucial role in averting the coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, yet dozens of journalists are now being targeted in the sweeping crackdown after the failed putsch.

Humiliated Turkish army still faces twin challenge

Istanbul - The failed coup of July 15 left the Turkish army humiliated and weakened at a time when it must tackle the twin challenges of fighting guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group.

Turkey detains Kabul-based generals in widening purge

Ankara - Defying international alarm, Turkey on Tuesday widened its crackdown after a failed coup, detaining top generals serving in Afghanistan as well as prominent journalists.

Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan held in Dubai after coup

Ankara - Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan have been detained in Dubai on suspicion of links to the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

Turkey govt to work with opposition on new constitution: PM

Ankara - The Turkish government is ready to work with all the main opposition parties in drafting a new constitution, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday, after months of deadlock on the issue.

Turkey to rename Bosphorus bridge after failed coup victims: PM

Ankara - Turkey is to rename a bridge over the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul after the victims of the failed July 15 coup bid aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister said on Monday.

Turkish Airlines fires 211 staff over 'Gulen links' after coup

Istanbul - Turkish Airlines said Monday it had fired 211 employees over suspected links to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen and behaviour "conflicting with the interest of our country" in the wake of last week's coup.

Turkey targets media in new crackdown after coup

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh alarm over the scope of the detentions.

Huge fire breaks out near NATO base in Turkey

A massive fire has erupted near a NATO base in the Buca district of Izmir province in western Turkey. Authorities are investigating the fire as a possible sabotage incident.

Turkish 'unity' rally condemns coup amid torture claims

Istanbul - Many thousands of Turks massed Sunday for the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid a purge of suspected state enemies.

Turkey detains senior Gulen aide after coup attempt

Ankara - Turkey has detained a senior aide to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom it blames for the coup attempt aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official said on Saturday.

Turkey to disband presidential guard after post-coup detentions: PM

Ankara - The Turkish authorities will disband the elite presidential guard after detaining almost 300 of its members in the wake of the failed coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday."We have taken a decision.

Erdogan's 'secret keeper' under fire over Turkey coup lapse

Ankara - Turkey's shadowy spy chief Hakan Fidan has faced an unprecedented public dressing down in the wake of the failed coup but appears set to stay on in his post -- at least for now.

Turkey EU minister says 'not end of road' for membership bid

Ankara - Turkey's EU minister said Saturday that the failed coup does not spell the end of its membership bid and pledged to abide by the terms of the refugee deal with the bloc.
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