turkey coup attempt

Ataturk’s Revival a Symbol of Turkey’s Fragile Post-Coup Unity

By Asli Kandemir and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 9 – After years of being gradually eclipsed as President Tayyip Erdogan forges a “new Turkey” with Islam firmly at its heart, the secular republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has, for now at least, made a comeback in the wake of a failed coup. At a rally

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Turkish Airlines Fires Personnel After Failed Coup

ISTANBUL, July 25 – Turkey’s state-run Turkish Airlines fired more than 100 employees, including management and cabin crew, as part of a purge at state institutions to root out supporters of an abortive coup, Turkish media reported on Monday. The dismissals at the national carrier occurred late on Sunday after it was determined the employees

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Erdogan’s Next Move: The Clampdown is On

BY Bessma Momani  When Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, it was soon heralded as the potential ‘Turkish model’ for the wider Middle East to emulate and follow. Who wouldn’t admire the great success of the AKP in turning the once coup-ridden and economically stagnant country into a regional

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Obama Urges Rule of Law in Turkey, U.S. Warns of Damage to Relations

By Jeff Mason and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, July 17 – The United States urged Turkey on Saturday to exercise restraint after a failed military coup sparked a government crackdown, and warned its NATO ally that public suggestions of a U.S. role in the plot were “utterly false” and harmful to relations. President Barack Obama urged

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