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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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Austria Threatens to Block Acceleration of Turkish EU Talks

VIENNA, Aug 7 – Austria’s foreign minister has threatened to block the expansion of negotiations with Turkey on its accession to the European Union, which could scupper a landmark migration deal between Brussels and Ankara. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz’s comments, published on Sunday, risk exacerbating a row between Austria and Turkey that flared last week

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Turkey’s Erdogan Vows to Cut Off Revenues of Gulen-Linked Businesses

By Daren Butler and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Aug 4 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to cut off the revenues of businesses linked to the U.S.-based Turkish cleric he blames for masterminding a failed coup, describing his schools, companies and charities as “nests of terrorism”. Business was the arena in which the

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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 Expels Nearly 1,400 Personnel From Armed Forces

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Seyhmus Cakan ISTANBUL/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 31 – The Turkish government dismissed nearly 1,400 military personnel for suspected links to a cleric it blames for an attempted coup, state media said on Sunday, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan announced sweeping changes to the armed forces. The expulsions are the latest attempt

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Putin and Erdogan to Meet Next Month Amid Growing Rapprochement

By Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW, July 26 – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan next month for the first time in almost a year, a sign that a rapprochement between the two nations is gathering pace. Russian trade sanctions imposed on Ankara over the Turkish shooting down of a Russian jet

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Turkish Troops Hunt Remaining Coup Plotters as Crackdown Widens

By Daren Butler and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 26 – Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday. More than 1,000 members of

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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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Turkish Coup Trial to be Held Where Army Once Flexed its Muscles

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, July 25 – Officers accused of staging a failed coup in Turkey will stand trial in an Ankara district laden with symbolism for the country’s recent history – the scene of an army show of strength before a “post-modern coup” ousted its first Islamist-led government in 1997. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag

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