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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 detains Gulen's nephew after coup attempt: State media

Ankara - Turkey has detained a nephew of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen after last week's failed coup, state-run media reported Saturday, the first time one of the his relatives has been apprehended in the current crackdown.

Turkey frees 1,200 soldiers detained after coup bid

Ankara - Turkey has freed 1,200 soldiers detained after the failed military coup, a top prosecutor said on Saturday, in its first major release of suspects amid global criticism of the crackdown.

Erdogan says EU 'biased' against Turkey after coup bid

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday charged that the European Union has a "biased and prejudiced" stance on Turkey, following stinging EU criticism over a crackdown in the wake of the failed coup.

Erdogan's mass appeal saved him on coup night

Istanbul - More than his security forces, what saved Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the coup attempt was the extraordinary devotion the charismatic strongman inspires among his followers.

Defiant Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Istanbul - Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies.

Turkey shakes up security forces in post-coup crackdown

Ankara - Turkey on Friday detained almost 300 members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's guard and began shaking up the security forces one week after a failed coup, as US President Barack Obama denied having any prior intelligence of the putsch.

Turkey Kurdish leader 'against both coup and Erdogan'

Ankara - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party strongly opposes the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but will keep up its opposition to the "oppression" of the Turkish strongman, its leader says.

Turkey detains almost 300 presidential guards: official

Ankara - Turkey detained 283 members of the presidential guard of Recep Tayyip Erdogan after last week's attempted coup, a government official said Friday.The guard are members of the special forces regiment stationed at the presidential palace in Ankara.

UN to help Turkey boost struggling tourism sector

Madrid - The UN World Tourism Organization signed an agreement Friday with Turkey to help the country boost its ailing tourism sector, which has suffered due to a string of bombings and a failed coup.

Turkish coup suspects moved to Athens for asylum verdict

Atenas - Eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to Greece were moved to Athens on Friday, a police source said, where authorities will examine their asylum pleas.

Turkey coup tensions spill onto German streets

Berlin - The failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stoked tensions in Germany's three-million strong Turkish community, prompting demonstrations and threats that have put the authorities on edge.

July 15, 2016: The day Turkey changed

Ankara - For most people in Turkey, July 15, 2016 was just another brilliant summer day heading into a balmy night. Until around 10:30 pm.Then came the F-16s roaring over Ankara, dropping bombs on targets including parliament.

Japan government sues Okinawa authorities over US base

Toukyo - A lawsuit demanding local bureaucrats stop blocking the construction of a US military base in Okinawa was filed by Japan's central government Friday, the latest in the spat between Tokyo and the southern island.

Week after Turkey coup bid, EU slams 'unacceptable' purges

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday faced growing EU criticism over an "unacceptable" crackdown that has seen tens of thousands of people detained or sacked, as supporters celebrated the defeat one week ago of the coup aimed at ending his ...

Moscow restarts air travel for Russians to Turkey

Russia - Moscow on Friday lifted a temporary ban on air travel for Russian citizens to Turkey imposed over fears of unrest after a failed coup in the country.

U.S. retracts policy likening war journalists to 'spies'

Washington - The US military has stepped back from a policy published last year that likened journalists to spies and suggesting they may be treated as "belligerents.

Suspect North Korean nuclear site identified: Report

Seoul - A US think-tank said Friday it may have identified a secret North Korean gas centrifuge plant used in the early stages of the nuclear-armed country's illicit uranium enrichment efforts.

EU expresses 'concern' over Turkey state of emergency

Ankara - The European Union expressed "concern" over Turkey's decision to impose a state of emergency following the attempted coup, and urged the country to respect human rights and the rule of law.

Thousands march across Istanbul bridge in anti-coup protest

Istanbul - Thousands of Turkish government supporters on Thursday streamed across one of the two bridges spanning the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul to protest against the coup that sought to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan one week ago.

Turkey's state of emergency

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency from Thursday, saying it was needed to hunt down the "terrorists" behind last week's attempted coup.

Turkey govt slow to grasp 'Gulen threat': deputy PM

Ankara - The Turkish authorities were slow to realise the threat of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of masterminding the attempted coup, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday.

The 'Gulenists' Erdogan blames for Turkey coup

Istanbul - Since surviving last week's coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has escalated his battle against his arch-enemy, US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen whom he accuses of orchestrating the failed putsch.

Heroes to battered 'traitors': The main suspects in Turkey coup

Ankara - Just a week ago they would have been seen as gleaming representatives of their country and one of its most respected institutions.

Spain seeks 'urgent' answers from London after nuclear sub collision

Madrid - Spain said Thursday it had asked London for "urgent" explanations after a British nuclear submarine collided with a vessel off the coast of Gibraltar, forcing it to dock in the disputed territory.

Greek court hands suspended sentence to Turkish officers who fled coup

Alexandro - A Greek court on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to suspended two-month prison terms, an AFP reporter said.

Turkey imposes 3-month state of emergency to catch coup plotters

Ankara - Turkish authorities Thursday imposed a three-month state of emergency, strengthening powers to round up suspects accused of staging the failed military coup despite global alarm over a widening purge.

Erdogan tells French FM to 'mind own business' over post-coup crackdown warning

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday told French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault "to mind his own business" after he warned Ankara over the crackdown after the coup in Turkey."He should mind his own business.
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