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Erdogan Announces Army Overhaul in Latest Post-Coup Shakeup

By Ece Toksabay, Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall ANKARA, July 22 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week’s failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign of

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Turkey Says No Return to Past Repression Despite State of Emergency

By Humeyra Pamuk and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL, July 21 – Turkey tried to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there will be no return to the deep repression of the past, even though President Tayyip Erdogan has imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s. With Erdogan cracking down

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Turkey Blocks Access to WikiLeaks After Ruling Party Email Dump

ISTANBUL, July 20 – Turkey has blocked access to the WikiLeaks website, the telecoms watchdog said on Wednesday, hours after it leaked thousands of ruling party emails just as Ankara grapples with the aftermath of a failed military coup. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges and teachers have been suspended or detained since the attempted coup

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Erdogan’s Next Move: The Clampdown is On

BY Bessma Momani  When Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, it was soon heralded as the potential ‘Turkish model’ for the wider Middle East to emulate and follow. Who wouldn’t admire the great success of the AKP in turning the once coup-ridden and economically stagnant country into a regional

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Putsched Out

Turkey’s coup holds lessons for the region By Shadi Hamid On a Friday night, just a day after a horrific attack in Nice, France, that had taken the lives of more than 80, rumors of a military coup in Turkey began to spread. It was a reminder that even the most unlikely things can happen in a

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Turkey: The Night the Soldiers Came

Turkey’s military took on Erdogan—and lost. Now for the blow back By Shawn Carrié I was in a café on the Anatolian side of Istanbul with two Turkish friends when they both started frantically checking their phones as reports on Twitter started pouring in. Something was happening. Something grave. If we hadn’t had cell phones, we wouldn’t

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Turkey Rounds Up Plot Suspects After Thwarting Coup Against Erdogan

By David Dolan and Gulsen Solaker ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 17 – Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook Turkey’s two

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Turkish Police Seal Off Hotel to Halt Dissident Opposition Congress

By Gulsen Solaker and Mert Ozkan ANKARA, May 15 – Police sealed off a hotel in Ankara on Sunday, preventing dissidents in Turkey’s nationalist opposition from holding a party congress that could jeopardize President Tayyip Erdogan’s plans for more power. Several hundred members of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have launched a bid to oust

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