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Turkish Military Accuses Media of Damaging Morale, Launches Legal Action

ISTANBUL, March 31  – The Turkish military said on Thursday it had launched legal action against unspecified media outlets over reports it said were damaging morale, as Turkey faces an almost unprecedented combination of national security threats. The military also reaffirmed its commitment to democracy. Turkey’s military has a long history of intervening in politics,

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Obama to Hold Informal Talks With Turkey’s Erdogan as Ties Show Strain

By Can Sezer and Jeff Mason ISTANBUL/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, March 30  – P resident Barack Obama will hold informal talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington this week, the White House said on Tuesday, dismissing suggestions that the lack of a formal meeting represented a snub to Ankara. Erdogan will be among more than 50 world leaders

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Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas at Newspaper, EU Laments Rights Record

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, March 6 – Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday to disperse protesters outside the country’s biggest newspaper after authorities seized control of it in a crackdown on a religious group whose leader the government accuses of treason. A court on Friday appointed an administrator to run

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Turkish Authorities Seize Newspaper Close to Cleric Gulen

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, March 5 – Turkish authorities seized control of the country’s largest newspaper on Friday in a widening crackdown against supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, an influential foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a few thousand supporters who gathered

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Turkey Detains Senior Police Officers for Allegedly Supporting Erdogan’s Foe

ISTANBUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Turkish police detained 18 people including senior police officers on Tuesday, in an investigation of alleged supporters within the police force of President Tayyip Erdogan’s foe, Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu Agency said. It said arrest warrants were issued for 27 police officers in an operation across 13 provinces

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