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Turkish families seek sanctuary in Greece: coastguard

Atenas - Seventeen Turkish nationals, including six children, have requested asylum in Greece after crossing over from Turkey, the Greek coastguard said Tuesday.

Two teachers sacked in Turkey purge end hunger strike

Ankara - A Turkish academic and a teacher said Friday they were ending their 10-month hunger strike against their dismissal under Ankara's crackdown following a failed coup bid in 2016.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for sixth time

Ankara - Turkey's top security body on Wednesday recommended extending the state of emergency for the sixth time since a failed 2016 coup, despite opponents' claims it is used to attack Ankara's critics.

Turkey reinstates over 1,800 civil servants after post-coup purges

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants in an emergency decree after finding they had no links to a group blamed for the 2016 failed coup.

Attempted coup hatched 'on French soil,' says E. Guinea

Malabo - Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday that an attempted coup against its government was organised in France, amplifying charges that an exile living in Europe was behind the plot.

Chad FM warns of regional 'threat' after E. Guinea coup bid

Malabo - Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea as government says it thwarted coup

Malabo - Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

Ankara - The Turkish government on Sunday ordered the sacking of more than 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to "terror" groups, in the latest purges since last year's failed coup.

Turkey dismisses over 2,700 in post-coup purges

Ankara - Turkey on Sunday ordered the dismissal of over 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to "terror" in the latest round of purges since last year's failed coup.

Turkey detains 50 over links to group blamed for coup bid

Ankara - Turkish police Thursday detained 50 people including soldiers and air force pilots in raids in 11 cities against those accused of links to the group blamed for last year's failed coup, state media reported.

Turkish rights activist arrested over 2016 coup attempt

Ankara - A Turkish court on Wednesday placed prominent businessman and civil society activist Osman Kavala under arrest on suspicion of links to last year's failed coup, state media reported.

Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

Ankara - A mass trial resumed in Turkey on Monday of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey extends state of emergency for fifth time

Ankara - The Turkish government on Monday backed a fifth extension of the state of emergency imposed after last year's failed coup, which critics claim is being used to target opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Growing evidence detainees tortured in Turkey: HRW

Ankara - Human Rights Watch claimed Thursday there was growing evidence of detention abuses in Turkey after last year's failed coup, warning that torture in police custody had become a "widespread" problem.

Almost 150 go on trial over Turkey coup bridge massacre

Istanbul - Almost 150 former Turkish military personnel went on trial Monday over clashes on an Istanbul bridge during last year's failed coup that claimed dozens of lives, including a key aide of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Almost 150 go on trial over Turkey coup bridge massacre

Istanbul - Almost 150 former Turkish military personnel go on trial Monday over clashes on an Istanbul bridge during last year's failed coup that claimed dozens of lives including a key aide of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey sentences 40 to life over Erdogan death plot

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to 40 people convicted of plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during last year's failed coup.

Turkey sentences 34 to life in jail over Erdogan death plot

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to 34 people convicted of plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during last year's failed coup.

Turkey dismisses over 900 public sector workers: decree

Ankara - Turkey has dismissed over 900 public sector officials in the latest wave of the purge that followed last year's failed coup, according to an emergency decree published Friday.

Russia-backed agents tried to kill Montenegro PM: Pence

Podgorica - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday accused Russian-backed agents of attempting to assassinate the prime minister of Montenegro during an alleged coup attempt last year.

Almost 500 go on trial in Turkey's biggest coup case

Sincan - Nearly 500 people appeared in court Tuesday in the biggest trial yet of suspects from Turkey's failed coup, facing charges of conspiring to oust the government from an air base seen as the plotters' hub.

Turkey formally arrests producer of Erdogan film

Ankara - A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of a film producer after he made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held at gunpoint in a bloody coup d'etat, reports said Wednesday.

Gulen 'not worried' about extradition to Turkey

Paris - US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt a year ago, told French TV Tuesday that he did not believe he would be extradited to Turkey.

Mr President? Erdogan voice message surprises Turkey mobile users

Istanbul - When making a social phone call, you don't expect to hear the voice of the head of state.

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday marked one year since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his grip on power in an increasingly polarised society.

New Turkey purge on eve of failed coup anniversary

Istanbul - Turkey announced the dismissal of another 7,000 police, soldiers and officials on Friday, a new purge on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a military-led coup that failed to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.

Gulen blasts 'despicable' 2016 Turkey coup bid, subsequent 'witch hunt'

Washington - US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the man blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt a year ago, on Friday again denied any involvement in what he called a "despicable putsch," and called on Ankara to end its "witch hunt" of his followers.

Controversy in Turkey over 'anti-army' billboards

Istanbul - Giant billboards with paintings representing the defeat of last year's failed coup have sparked controversy in Turkey, with critics saying they are defaming the once-powerful military.

Hunger-striking pair become symbols of Turkey purge

Ankara - An Ankara academic and teacher who have been on hunger strike for over four months after being sacked in the wake of Turkey's failed coup have emerged as symbols of the biggest purge in the country's history.

Coup bid 'martyrs' become new heroes of Erdogan's Turkey

Altunhisar - People have come from far and wide to this sleepy Anatolian village in central Turkey to recite prayers, take selfies or just think quietly.
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CNN Turk's Hande Firat transmitted a message from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Turkish people via a FaceTime call on the night of the coup on July 15, 2016.
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