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Turkey Dismisses Close to 15,000 More in Post-Coup Probe

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Nov 22 – Turkey on Tuesday dismissed 15,000 more officials, from soldiers and police officers to tax inspectors and midwives, and shut 375 institutions and news outlets, deepening purges condemned by Western allies and rights groups after a failed coup. The latest dismissals, announced in two decrees, bring to more than

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Turkish Police Detain Veteran Kurdish Politician in Southeast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 21 – Turkish police on Monday detained a veteran Kurdish politician and a mayor in the southeastern province of Mardin, security sources said, the latest Kurds to be held as part of a wider crackdown on government opponents since a failed coup in July. Ahmet Turk, 74, who was first elected in

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Turkey Detains Mayor, Appoints Administrators in Southeast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 17  – Turkey detained the leader of a pro-Kurdish party and the mayor of the southeastern city of Van on Thursday while taking control of three municipalities in the region, the party said, pressing on with a crackdown on Kurdish politicians. Police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse a crowd

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Turkey Suspends 291 Navy Personnel Over Links to Failed Coup

ANKARA, Nov 13  – Turkey suspended from duty 168 officers and 123 non-commissioned officers from its navy over alleged links to a coup attempt in July, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the government continues its purge. It also dismissed 15 officers and 4 non-commissioned officers from the navy, the statement said. Since the

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Turkey Halts Activities of 370 Groups as Purge Widens

ANKARA, Nov 12 – Turkey has halted the activities of 370 non-governmental groups including human rights and children’s organisations over their alleged terrorist links, the government said as it widens purges following a failed coup in July. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus defended the ban on the activities of the NGOs operating across the country,

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Turkey Arrests 55 More Pilots in Post-Coup Investigations – NTV

ANKARA, Nov 9  – Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 55 more air force pilots on Wednesday, broadcaster NTV and other media reported, as part of an ongoing crackdown following a failed coup in July. Authorities previously detained more than 300 pilots, most of them at an air base in Konya, as part of the

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EU Report on Turkey to Flag “Relapse” on Press Freedom – Newspaper

BERLIN, Nov 6 – A European Commission report on Turkey’s progress towards European Union membership cites problems with press freedoms and independence of the judiciary, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said on Sunday. The German newspaper said that the report, to be published on Wednesday, described “a significant relapse” in press freedom and said legal decisions over

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Turkey Orders Formal Arrest of Nine Cumhuriyet Newspaper Staff – NTV

ANKARA, Nov 5  – Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest pending trial on Saturday of nine executives and journalists of a leading opposition newspaper who were detained on Monday, broadcaster NTV said. The detention of the editor-in-chief and senior staff of Cumhuriyet over the secularist newspaper’s alleged support for a failed coup in July was

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Turkish Prosecutors say Operation Launched Against Cumhuriyet Executives

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Oct 31  – Turkish police detained the editor and a dozen senior staff from the main secularist opposition newspaper on Monday, a day after 10,000 more civil servants were sacked over suspected links to a failed July coup. Turkey’s crackdown since rogue soldiers tried to seize power on

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