Turkey military coup - updates

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Turks mass to condemn coup amid torture claims

Jul 24, 2016 - 6:23 PM

3rd UPDATE Amnesty International in London claims there is credible evidence that Turkish authorities are maltreating some detainees

epa05439197 Supporters of main opposition Republic Public Party (CHP) shout slogans and hold Turkish flags and pictures of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, during a demonstration against coup at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Turkey, 24 July 2016. Turkish parliament on 21 July formally approved a three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Erdogan. The 15 June's failed coup attempt's aftermath was followed by the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people. At least 290 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured amid violent clashes on 15 July as certain military factions attempted to stage a coup d'etat. The UN and various governments and organizations have urged Turkey to uphold the rule of law and to defend human rights. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Jul 24, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Using new emergency powers President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s cabinet decree that police could now hold suspects for 1 month without charge

AFTERMATH. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) on July 20, has declared a 3-month state of emergency, causing the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people after the July 15 failed coup attempt. Handout photo from Turkish Presidential Press Office/EPA

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

Jul 23, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Turkey s EU Minister Omer Celik laments that no EU leaders had come to Turkey in the wake of the coup to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Turkish leadership

'BRAND NEW MOMENTUM'. Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik insists that a key deal to limit the flow of refugees and migrants to Europe is proceeding 'without a hitch' despite the coup. File photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

Obama urges Turkey to 'act within the rule of law'

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:11 AM

This comes after the Turkish government s accusation that a US based Muslim clerk was behind the coup attempt

ARREST. Turkish police arrest soldiers at the Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photo by Sedat Suna EPA

Jubilant Erdogan supporters celebrate coup failure

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:25 AM

In under 24 hours the atmosphere in Istanbul changed dramatically From one of fear and confusion the city was abuzz with the celebratory sounds

COUP FAILURE. Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim square in Istanbul to support the government on July 16, 2016, following a failed coup attempt. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Kerry: US-backed Turkey coup 'utterly false'

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Turkey s labor minister Suleyman Soylu had reportedly suggested the United States was behind the revolt that killed 265 people

ON GUARD. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Erdogan enemy Gulen denies behind Turkey coup attempt

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:49 PM

I condemn in the strongest terms the attempted military coup in Turkey Fethullah Gulen says in a statement

INSULTING. Fethullah Gulen denies being behind the attempted coup in Turkey. Handout photo by Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily Newspaper/EPA

Turkey appoints new acting army chief of staff after coup bid – PM

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:12 PM

General Umit Dundar commander of the First Army has been appointed as acting chairman of chief of staff

People run and hide as Turkish army Jets fly above the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA

Erdogan seeks control after coup attempt in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:16 AM

UPDATED What is being perpetrated is a treason and a rebellion They will pay a heavy price for this act of treason says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

'TREASON'. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the coup attempt on Saturday, July 16, is a 'treason and a rebellion'. File photo by Jacek Turczyk/EPA

World powers urge 'stability' in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:50 AM

3rd UPDATE A US defense official says the ongoing coup attempt is not affecting operations targeting ISIS

SUPPORT. People take to the street in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan July 16, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. Photos by Chris McGrath/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Turkey military coup

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Both soldiers and supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take to the streets Here s the situation in Turkey in pictures

IN CONTROL. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on JUly 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Anger, protests and bloodshed in coup-hit Istanbul

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:58 AM

UPDATED This coup is not good it will set us back 20 years Brothers should not spill blood a Besiktas resident says

PANIC. Turkish military control a road in Istanbul on July 16, 2016, after Turkish troops launched a coup. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

Obama backs Turkey government as coup unfolds

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:46 AM

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry agree all parties in Turkey should support the democratically elected government of Turkey show restraint and avoid any violence or bloodshed

UNREST. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Over 250 dead in coup bid, almost 3,000 held

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:23 AM

8th UPDATE Prime Minister Binali Yildirim describes the coup plot as as a black stain on Turkish democracy

ARRESTED. Turkish police arrest Turkish soldiers at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

EU chiefs urge 'swift return' to constitution in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:10 AM

UPDATED Turkey will now likely dominate an EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday July 18 which will also be attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry

COUP ATTEMPT. A man approaches Turkish military with his hands up at the entrance to the partially shut down Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP