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 – Greek 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 – three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors – flew 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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