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Patriotic Turks Offering Free Fish, Tombstones and Haircuts to Prop Up Lira

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Dec 6 – Free haircuts, scientific funding, fish and tombstones are among the incentives being offered to Turks who answer President Tayyip Erdogan’s call to convert their dollars to lira. Casting recent weakness in the Turkish currency as a plot by outside powers to destroy the economy, Erdogan has urged Turks

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Turkey Targets Foster Families in Post-Coup Crackdown – Official

By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Nov 28 – Turkish authorities are investigating foster families for suspected ties to a failed coup and may remove children from homes if their guardians are found to be supporters of the putsch, a government official said on Monday. The government has so far detained or dismissed 125,000 people over alleged

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Turkey Dismisses Close to 15,000 More in Post-Coup Probe

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Nov 22 – Turkey on Tuesday dismissed 15,000 more officials, from soldiers and police officers to tax inspectors and midwives, and shut 375 institutions and news outlets, deepening purges condemned by Western allies and rights groups after a failed coup. The latest dismissals, announced in two decrees, bring to more than

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EU Split Over How to Handle Post-Coup Turkey

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Nov 14  – The European Union was divided on Monday on how to handle Turkey over its crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed July military coup, with Austria leading calls to suspend Ankara’s EU membership bid and Britain firmly in favour of maintaining ties. As the 28 EU foreign ministers

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EU Report on Turkey to Flag “Relapse” on Press Freedom – Newspaper

BERLIN, Nov 6 – A European Commission report on Turkey’s progress towards European Union membership cites problems with press freedoms and independence of the judiciary, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said on Sunday. The German newspaper said that the report, to be published on Wednesday, described “a significant relapse” in press freedom and said legal decisions over

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Turkey Orders Formal Arrest of Nine Cumhuriyet Newspaper Staff – NTV

ANKARA, Nov 5  – Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest pending trial on Saturday of nine executives and journalists of a leading opposition newspaper who were detained on Monday, broadcaster NTV said. The detention of the editor-in-chief and senior staff of Cumhuriyet over the secularist newspaper’s alleged support for a failed coup in July was

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Turkish Academics, Students Protest Against Post-Coup Purges

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Nov 3  – Several hundred academics, students and union members staged a protest under the watchful gaze of Turkish riot police on Thursday against a purge of thousands of educational staff since an attempted military coup in July. Turkey accuses U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the July 15 putsch and

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Turkey Sacks 10,000 More Civil Servants, Shuts More Media in Post-Coup Crackdown

ISTANBUL, Oct 30  – Turkish authorities have dismissed more than 10,000 civil servants over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July. Thousands of academics, teachers and health workers were among those removed through a new emergency rule decree published on the Official Gazette late

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