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Turkish Police Search Istanbul Courthouses, 173 Face Detention

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 15 – Turkish police raided offices at three Istanbul courthouses on Monday after detention warrants were issued for 173 judicial personnel as part of an investigation into last month’s failed coup attempt, the private Dogan news agency reported on Monday. More than 35,000 people have been detained, of whom 17,000

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Turkey’s Erdogan Vows to Cut Off Revenues of Gulen-Linked Businesses

By Daren Butler and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Aug 4 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to cut off the revenues of businesses linked to the U.S.-based Turkish cleric he blames for masterminding a failed coup, describing his schools, companies and charities as “nests of terrorism”. Business was the arena in which the

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Turkish FM Presses Pakistan on Schools Said Linked To Coup Suspect

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Aug 2 – Pakistan promised Turkey’s visiting foreign minister on Tuesday it would investigate a network of schools Ankara wants shut for alleged links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it blames for last month’s coup attempt. However, foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz stopped short of agreeing to close PakTurk International Schools

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Turkey Expels Nearly 1,400 Personnel From Armed Forces

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Seyhmus Cakan ISTANBUL/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 31 – The Turkish government dismissed nearly 1,400 military personnel for suspected links to a cleric it blames for an attempted coup, state media said on Sunday, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan announced sweeping changes to the armed forces. The expulsions are the latest attempt

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Turkey Issues Detention Warrants for 47 Journalists: Media

ISTANBUL, July 27  – Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 47 journalists on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, the latest step in a widening crackdown following a failed military coup. Police were set to detain the journalists as part of an investigation into U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding

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Turkey Ruling, Opposition Parties to Rally Together After Coup

By Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, July 24 – Supporters of Turkey’s ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, were set to rally together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. In another demonstration of unity after the coup, which was staged

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Turkish Police Detain Nearly 100 People Over Links to Cleric Gulen

ISTANBUL, April 18 – Turkish police detained nearly 100 people in an investigation of their alleged financial links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a foe of President Tayyip Erdogan, state-run Anadolu Agency said on Monday. It said the police operation, focused on Istanbul, was launched across nine provinces and 88 people have so far

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