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Turkey’s Erdogan Declares State of Emergency After Coup Bid

By Asli Kandemir and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, July 21 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan said the state of emergency, lasting three months, would allow

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Legal Process May Keep Erdogan’s Foe in U.S. for Years

By David Ingram NEW YORK, July 20 – A U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating Turkey’s abortive coup may be able to remain in the United States for years even if Turkey asks for his extradition, lawyers with experience in extradition proceedings said. Turkey was preparing on Tuesday to make such a request for Fethullah Gulen,

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Putsched Out

Turkey’s coup holds lessons for the region By Shadi Hamid On a Friday night, just a day after a horrific attack in Nice, France, that had taken the lives of more than 80, rumors of a military coup in Turkey began to spread. It was a reminder that even the most unlikely things can happen in a

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Turkey: The Night the Soldiers Came

Turkey’s military took on Erdogan—and lost. Now for the blow back By Shawn Carrié I was in a café on the Anatolian side of Istanbul with two Turkish friends when they both started frantically checking their phones as reports on Twitter started pouring in. Something was happening. Something grave. If we hadn’t had cell phones, we wouldn’t

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Erdogan Loses Appeal to Obtain Injunction Against Springer CEO

BERLIN, June 21 – A German court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan after he was denied an injunction to prevent the chief executive of Europe’s largest newspaper publisher Axel Springer from repeating an insulting poem. In an open letter published in April, Mathias Doepfner expressed his support for German comedian

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Turkey’s Erdogan to Join Dignitaries, Celebrities at Ali Memorials

By Kia Johnson LOUISVILLE, June 7 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will join former U.S. President Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal among the politicians, religious leaders and entertainers speaking at two public memorial services for boxing legend Muhammad Ali this week, a family spokesman said on Monday. More than 30,000 tickets will be distributed

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Erdogan Says Turkey and Iran Must Cooperate to Fight Terrorism, Sectarianism

ANKARA, April 16 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday his country and neighboring Iran must work together to help tackle the terrorism and sectarianism shaking their region. Ankara and Tehran are deeply divided in their views over Syria’s war, but they are looking to boost trade ties after international sanctions on Iran were

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Does Not Respect Court Ruling on Journalists

ISTANBUL, Feb 28  – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he did not respect or accept a constitutional court ruling that the detention of two journalists from a leading opposition newspaper had violated their rights. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul were released pending trial on Friday after the

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Some 200,000 at Risk in Turkey’s Fight Against Kurdish Militants

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 21 – Security operations in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast have put up to 200,000 people at risk, placing them in the crossfire or cutting them off from emergency and basic services such as water, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. Round-the-clock curfews amid clashes between security forces and

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