Coups d'etat

December 16, 2018 - 10:24 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during Sunday that Turkey has demanded the return of 84 suspects from...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration." Fethullah Gulen (FEH'-too-lah goo-LEN') has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono...
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October 19, 2018 - 9:31 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has...
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U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, center, sits inside a car as he arrives for his trial in Izmir, Turkey, early Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The trial against an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic spat between Turkey and the United States is set to resume in Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 12, 2018 - 6:55 am
ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The trial of an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States resumed Friday in Turkey, with observers waiting to see if authorities will release him amid threats of further U.S. sanctions. The fourth hearing of the case against...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, take part in a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Erdogan is on a three-day official state visit to Germany.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 28, 2018 - 7:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish president's visit to Germany (all times local): 1:15 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the release of Germans still detained in Turkey in the wake of a crackdown following the country's 2016 coup...
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This combo of file photos shows four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle from left to right; his wife and first lady Cilia Flores in Caracas on Aug. 5, 2017, Minister of Communications Jorge Rodriguez in Santo Domingo on Dec. 1, 2017, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez in Moscow on Feb. 6, 2017, and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez in Caracas on Aug. 8, 2017. The Trump administration on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, slapped financial sanctions on the four on allegations of corruption. The U.S. barred Americans from doing business with and will seize any financial assets in the U.S. belonging to them. (AP Photos, Files)
September 25, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled by a military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president's inner circle with fresh sanctions. Trump declined to respond to...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, Cafer Topkaya, a former naval officer posted to NATO, gestures, during an interview in his apartment in Brussels. After more than a year in prison in Turkey, Topkaya, fled the country and a potentially heavy sentence for crimes he says he did not commit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
August 30, 2018 - 9:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In his sixth week of detention, Cafer Topkaya stopped counting the days in his prison diary, realizing he wouldn't be going home anytime soon. Like many caught up in the crackdown after the failed military coup in Turkey two years ago, the 42-year-old naval officer had believed he...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan throws flowers to his supporters as he arrives to deliver a speech at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) congress in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 18, 2018 - 7:05 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has said his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the U.S. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being "threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign...
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People walk past a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey's lira currency fell once again, as Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
August 17, 2018 - 6:58 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo, Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson, who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues. The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
August 02, 2018 - 4:06 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish minister has defiantly mocked U.S. sanctions against him, saying his only asset in the United States is a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom Turkey blames for a failed coup and wants extradited. The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Turkey's interior and...
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