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Tensions as tens of thousands rally for Erdogan in Germany

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Germany is home to 3 million ethnic Turks – the biggest Turkish diaspora in the world – and a huge crowd turned up to show support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

epa05449951 Supporters and protestors wave Turkish flags during a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne, Germany, 31 July 2016. Extra police have been deployed to Cologne where tens of thousands of protestors are expected to participate in the pro-Erdogen rally, in support of the Turkish President. EPA/OLIVER BERG

Turkey dismisses nearly 1,400 troops as Erdogan tightens grip

Jul 31, 2016 - 9:45 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s aide de camp Ali Yazici is among those dismissed

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 12, 2016 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) with aide-de-camp Ali Yazici (L) reviewing an honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara. A military aide of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was taken into custody on Sunday after the July 15 attempted coup, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. Ali Yazici is accused of involvement in the coup plot and was in Ankara during the putsch, CNN-Turk said. He had only begun working for the president in August last year, according to Anadolu.  / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN