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Turkey’s Erdogan Stages Mass Rally in Show of Strength After Coup

By Nick Tattersall and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Aug 7 – Hundreds of thousands of Turks are expected at a rally in Istanbul on Sunday summoned by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup, a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions. The “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally”

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Turkish President Gains Upper Hand in Power Struggle

By Samia Nakhoul and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, July 24 – At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path. Since a failed coup on July 15, the ruling

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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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Erdogan Targets More Than 50,000 in Purge After Failed Turkish Coup

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 19 – Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil

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