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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.

Turkey detains director of film 'on anti-Erdogan coup'

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday detained a prominent film director who has made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan under gunpoint in a bloody coup d'etat, state media reported on Thursday.

Bylock: shadowy app Turkey says was key to coup bid

Ankara - It's the app Ankara says provided the messaging hub for many of the suspected plotters who took part in last year's failed coup.

Turkey's coup: questions linger one year on

Istanbul - Just before midnight on July 15, 2016, a tear-stained anchorwoman, clearly under duress, appeared on Turkish state television to announce the purported seizure of power by the army.

Failed coup takes toll on Turkey's foreign policy

Istanbul - The consequences of the failed July 15 coup in Turkey increased Ankara's international isolation, exposing shortcomings in the government's sometimes overambitious foreign policy, analysts say.

Turkey since attempted coup

Istanbul - A year ago, a faction in the Turkish army staged a failed coup bid against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prompting a widespread crackdown on his opponents.

Turkey detains 42 university staff over alleged Gulen links

Istanbul - Turkey detained 42 staff of two Istanbul universities including a prominent academic as part of an investigation into the group blamed for last year's failed coup, state media reported Monday.

Austria bars Turkish economy minister over rally plans

Vienna - Austria said Monday it had barred Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci from entering the country to attend a rally marking the anniversary of last year's failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Turkey marks failed coup that changed country

Istanbul - Turkey marks one year on July 15 since a coup attempt aiming to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that failed within hours but etched far-reaching consequences into its society and politics.

'Soros wanted to topple E.Guinea leader,' UK mercenary tells Paris court

Paris - Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed 2004 coup in Equatorial Guinea, has accused US billionaire George Soros of since plotting to overthrow its president, in testimony at a high-profile trial in Paris.

First journalists go on trial over Turkey coup bid

Istanbul - Several Turkish journalists went on trial in Istanbul on Monday on charges of links to the group allegedly behind last year's failed military coup.

Turkey gives 23 life terms in first Ankara coup verdict

Ankara - A Turkish court handed down life sentences to 23 people for taking part in last July's failed coup, in the first putsch-linked verdicts in Ankara.

Greece a haven for Turks fleeing Erdogan post-coup crackdown

Atenas - Sitting in a Greek cafe, fugitive Turkish journalist Cevheri Guven explains why he severed links with his homeland "with a knife" after a post-coup crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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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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