turkey coup purge

Turkey Orders Detention of 47 More Journalists: Gov’t Official

ISTANBUL, July 27 – Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup. “Today’s detentions cover executives and some staff including columnists of (the now defunct) Zaman newspaper, the Gulen

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Turkish Defectors to Greece Seek Time to Prepare Asylum Case

ATHENS, July 27 РGreek authorities on Wednesday postponed hearings for eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum after they fled Turkey following an abortive coup attempt, a case that has underscored lingering tensions between the two NATO allies. The men Рthree majors, three captains and two sergeant majors Рflew a military helicopter to the

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Erdogan Announces Army Overhaul in Latest Post-Coup Shakeup

By Ece Toksabay, Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall ANKARA, July 22 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week’s failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign of

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