Coups d'etat

February 16, 2018 - 9:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life prison terms, the country's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said the court in Silivri, on the outskirts of Istanbul, convicted prominent...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 17, 2018 - 7:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Jan.5, 2018. Erdogan is traveling to Paris for talks with Macron, amid protests over press freedom and the deteriorating state of human rights in Turkey. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 05, 2018 - 3:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Friday that the European Union develop a partnership with Turkey after its leader said he was "seriously tired" of waiting for the bloc to decide if it wants Turkey as a member. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Paris for talks...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Presidential Palace in Carthage, outside Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Syria's peace efforts cannot include President Bashar Assad, Turkey's leader said Wednesday, calling him a "terrorist." (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
December 28, 2017 - 11:45 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Turkey announced Thursday that it is resuming normal visa services for Turkish citizens, saying Turkish authorities fulfilled assurances that no local staff would be detained or arrested for performing their duties. Turkey reciprocated by restoring full...
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December 27, 2017 - 9:37 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prosecutor says some 1,000 people could be released from jail after being falsely accused of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Ankara Chief prosecutor Yuksel Kocaman told reporters Wednesday that Gulen's movement is believed to have developed a program that makes...
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December 25, 2017 - 12:25 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A new emergency decree in Turkey that grants immunity to civilians deemed to have helped thwart an attempted coup has sparked an outcry Monday. Critics fear that it could lead to violence through impunity, including the possible formation of death squads. The new law, passed Sunday...
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Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, right, talks as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, listens, prior to their meeting in Athens, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Erdogan arrived in Athens Thursday for a two-day official visit. Greece is only the second EU country, after Poland, to have invited Erdogan to visit since mid-2016. (AP Photo/Simela Pantzartzi, Pool)
December 07, 2017 - 8:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The first official visit by a Turkish president to Greece in six decades got off to a tense start Thursday, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeating comments that have alarmed his Greek hosts about the need to "update" the 1923 treaty that delineated the borders of modern Turkey...
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December 07, 2017 - 3:53 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking a maximum one year prison term for a former beauty queen who was stripped of her crown over a social media posting deemed to be "insulting" to the victims of last year's failed coup, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday. Prosecutors in...
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December 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A retired CIA analyst has dismissed Turkish accusations that he was involved in last year's failed coup, saying he was a "choice target" following a warrant for his detention. Graham Fuller, an ex-vice chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council, told The Associated Press he...
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December 02, 2017 - 3:55 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish academic on hunger strike for nearly nine months to protest her dismissal after last year's failed coup has been released from jail. An emaciated Nuriye Gulmen was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for "membership in an armed terror group," referring to a...
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