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Shots Fired at Turkey’s Ataturk Airport, Two Men Detained

ISTANBUL, Nov 6 – Turkish authorities briefly barred cars from entering and leaving Istanbul’s main Ataturk Airport on Sunday after police fired shots when a motorcycle refused an order to stop, CNN Turk said. One of two men aboard the motorcycle was wounded and detained and the second was apprehended by police after a pursuit,

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Violence Flares in Turkey’s Tense Southeast after Mayors’ Arrest

ISTANBUL, Oct 27 – Five members of Turkey’s security forces and five Kurdish militants were killed on Thursday in clashes in the southeast where unrest has flared since the arrest this week of two popular mayors. Two soldiers were killed in a clash near Hani, a town outside Diyarbakir, the region’s biggest city, security sources

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Turkey Orders Dozens of Pilots Detained in Coup Investigation – Anadolu

ISTANBUL, Oct 27  – Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of 73 air force pilots, the latest in a stream of police operations related to the investigation of July’s attempted coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. The operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the putsch, focused

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Bombing at Wedding Party in Southern Turkey Kills At Least 50

By Osman Orsal GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Aug 21 – At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, about 40 km (25 miles) from the Syrian border. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was

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Turkish Police Raid 44 Firms in Coup Probe, to Detain Executives

ISTANBUL, Aug 16 – Turkish police launched simultaneous raids on 44 companies in Istanbul on Tuesday and had warrants to detain 120 company executives as part of the investigation into last month’s attempted military coup, state-run Anadolu agency reported. It said the companies were accused of giving financial support to the movement of U.S.-based Muslim

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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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U.S. General Seeks to Soothe Turkey Ties Strained by Coup Purge

By Nick Tattersall and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 1 – America’s highest-ranking military officer sought on Monday to soothe strained ties with NATO ally Turkey, which was angered by the West’s response to a failed military coup and an apparent U.S. reluctance to hand over the cleric it says was responsible. The fallout from

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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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Turkish Troops Hunt Remaining Coup Plotters as Crackdown Widens

By Daren Butler and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 26 – Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday. More than 1,000 members of

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Turkish Military a Fractured Force After Attempted Coup

By Humeyra Pamuk and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, July 26 – Just weeks ago, Commander Adem Huduti was inspecting Turkish troops on the Syrian border and being praised in the media for his role in the fight against Islamic State and Kurdish militants. Now, the head of Turkey’s second army, responsible for its borders with Syria

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