coup Turkey - updates

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Turkey releases 2 more journalists in newspaper trial

Mar 10, 2018 - 1:04 PM

'Turkey's problems are not resolved just because we are set free. As journalists, our mission is to do our job fearlessly as we did before,' says Sabuncu

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies, Erdogan warning to 'traitors'

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:14 AM

UPDATED The authorities have declared July 15 an annual national holiday of democracy and unity billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy

UNITE. The mass rally will also be joined by pro-Erdogan supporters (pictured above) to show unity during the aftermath of the failed coup. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:16 PM

The National Intelligence Organization has suspended 141 personnel in an internal probe over links to US based preacher Fethullah Gulen

FAILED COUP. People take streets near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. AFP PHOTO / GURCAN OZTURK

Turkey issues warrant for preacher Gulen over coup

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:15 AM

US based preacher Fethullah Gulen strongly denies any involvement and the movement he leads insists it is a charitable network promoting tolerant Islam

ARREST WARRANT. This handout file picture released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily/AFP

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

Turkey can hold suspects without charge for up to 30 days

Jul 23, 2016 - 3:17 PM

More than 1 000 private schools and 1 229 associations and foundations will be shut down under the state of emergency

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave Turkish flags and holding a poster depicting him that reads 'Star of Democracy' as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the July 15 failed coup attempt, at Fatih, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 21, 2016. File photo by Cem Turkel/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

US suspends strikes against ISIS group from Turkey base – official

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:28 PM

UPDATED Turkish authorities have earlier imposed a security lockdown at Incirlik air base following an attempted coup d etat by military officers

In this file photo, German Tornado jets are pictured at the air base in Incirlik, Turkey, on January 21, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/Pool/AFP

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

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

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

Chaos in Turkey as military launches coup

Jul 16, 2016 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government predicts that the move would fail and calls for supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party to come out onto the streets

MILITARY COUP. Turkish soldiers guard at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim has reportedly said that the Turkish military was involved in an attempted coup d'etat. The Turkish military says it had taken over control. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA