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German Broadcaster Files Complaint in Turkey Over Confiscated Tape

BERLIN, Sept 26 – German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said on Monday it had filed a complaint with a civil court in Ankara seeking the return of a confiscated video interview withTurkey‘s youth and sports minister. Turkey confiscated the tape after reporter Michel Friedman asked the minister, Akif Cagatay Kilic, in the Sept. 5 interview about

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Turkey Detains More Journalists in Coup Round-up

ISTANBUL, Aug 30  – Turkish authorities detained an editor at the prominent Hurriyet newspaper in the latest round-up of journalists and others accused of links to last month’s failed coup, Hurriyet’s English-language publication said on Tuesday. It said Dincer Gokce, a Hurriyet editor, was detained with nine others after the Istanbul prosecutor issued detention warrants

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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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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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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’s Erdogan Shuts Schools, Charities in First State of Emergency Decree

By Gareth Jones and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 23 – President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah

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Turkey’s Huge And Rising Role in World Trade of Oil, Gas, Grains

July 17 – A failed Turkish military coup attempt briefly closed the Bosphorus Strait to shipping traffic on Saturday, reminding the world of Turkey’s huge and growing importance as a transit route for commodities between Russia, Central Asia and Europe. Turkish authorities thwarted a coup by rebels to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. Below are the

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