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Greece Rejects Asylum Requests by Three Turkish Soldiers

ATHENS, Sept 21 – Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said on Wednesday. Turkey has formally sought the men’s extradition, calling them “traitors” and “terrorist elements”. The soldiers deny involvement in the coup.

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Turkey Detains Four for Suspected Plot Against British, German Embassies: Anadolu

ANKARA, Sept 16 – Turkish authorities detained four people in an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions but found no links to any terrorist groups, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday. The investigation was prompted by intelligence about a potential Daesh plot against the missions, Anadolu said. Three of

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Dutch Police Arrest Erdogan Backer for Threats After Failed Turkish Coup

AMSTERDAM, Sept 5 – Dutch police on Monday detained a 42-year-old Dutchman of Turkish descent for alleged death threats and hate speech after the failed Turkish coup in July, which has ratcheted up tension among Turks in the Netherlands. Turkey’s government has accused U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his supporters of orchestrating the July 15

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says U.S. Has ‘No Excuse’ to Keep Coup Suspect Gulen

ANKARA, Aug 24 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he would tell U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that Washington has “no excuse” for not handing over the Pennsylvania-based cleric blamed for last month’s failed coup. Erdogan, who is due to meet with Biden in Ankara later on Wednesday, said Turkey would continue to

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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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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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Six People Killed in PKK Car Bombing in Turkey’s Southeast – Deputy PM

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 15 – A car bomb killed six people including four police officers and a child outside a police station in southeastern Turkey on Monday, according to senior government officials who blamed the attack on Kurdish militants. Twenty-one people, some of the police officers, were wounded in the bombing on

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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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Turkey Summons Austria Charge D’affaires Over ‘Indecent’ Report

ISTANBUL, Aug 14 – Turkey summoned Austria’s charge d’affaires in Ankara late on Saturday over what it said was “indecent report” about Turkey on a news ticker at Vienna airport, a foreign ministry official said. “Turkey allows sex with children under the age of 15,” read a headline on an electronic news ticker at the

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Turkey Says no Compromise With Washington on Cleric’s Extradition

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Aug 13 – Turkey will not compromise with Washington over the extradition of the Islamic cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, warning of rising anti-Americanism if the United States fails to extradite. Yildirim’s comments, at a briefing for local reporters, were the

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