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Turkey Set to Release 38,000 Prisoners, Makes Space in Jails After Coup

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 17 – Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday as the arrests of tens of thousands of people suspected of links to last month’s attempted coup burden overstretched jails. The reform, extending an existing probation scheme, was one of a series of measures outlined

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Turkey Releases 758 Detained Soldiers as Erdogan Drops Lawsuits

By Yesim Dikmen and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 30 – Turkey on Saturday released more than 750 soldiers who had been detained after an abortive coup, state media reported, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against those who had insulted him, in a one-time gesture of “unity”. More than 60,000 people

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Turkey Orders Detention of 47 More Journalists: Gov’t Official

ISTANBUL, July 27 – Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup. “Today’s detentions cover executives and some staff including columnists of (the now defunct) Zaman newspaper, the Gulen

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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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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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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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