turkey coup

No More “Heroes” as Turkish Coup Suspects Get Court Uniforms

ANKARA, Aug 6 – Terrorist or coup suspects in Turkish courts will be made to wear special uniforms when they appear in court, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday after a defendant showed up for trial last month with a T-shirt that said “Hero” on it. Erdogan, who said last month that suspects in the

[ Read More ]

Turkish Phone Users Get Surprised by President Erdogan

Mobile phone users in Turkey were surprised to hear a voice message by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, July 15, which marks a year since the failed July 15 coup. After dialling a number, instead of hearing a dial tone, users heard a voice message from Erdogan congratulating them on the national holiday of

[ Read More ]

Turkey to Strip Citizenship of 130 ‘Fugitives’ Including Cleric Gulen

ANKARA, June 5 – Turkey said on Monday it would strip citizenship from 130 people suspected of militant links, including the U.S.-based cleric it blames for orchestrating last July’s failed coup, unless they return to the country within three months. In a list of what it called fugitives from justice, the interior ministry named Muslim

[ Read More ]

Turkey Orders Arrest of 85 Ministry Staff in Post-Coup Probe

ISTANBUL, May 16 – Turkey ordered the arrest of 85 energy and education ministry staff in an investigation targeting the network of a U.S.-based cleric whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating last July’s attempted coup, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday. Some 50,000 people have been formally arrested in court cases targeting supporters of cleric Fethullah

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]