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Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists after coup: TV

Ankara - Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part of the investigation into the failed coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, television news channels said Monday.

Amnesty says Turkey coup attempt detainees being tortured

London - Human rights group Amnesty International said Sunday it had "credible evidence" of the abuse and torture of people detained in sweeping arrests since Turkey's July 15 coup attempt.

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.

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.

Three Turks among Munich shooting dead: foreign minister

Ankara - Three Turkish citizens were among the nine people killed in Germany's Munich mall shooting, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.

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.

Austrian city wants to banish display of Turkish flags

Vienna - An Austrian mayor demanded on Friday that Turkish residents "immediately" stop displaying national flags in windows and on balconies, saying foreign politics had no place in his city.

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.

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.

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.

Turkey to suspend European rights convention

Istanbul - Turkey said on Thursday it would suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency it declared to pursue the plotters of last week's failed coup.

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.
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