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Cleric Gulen says Certain Erdogan Behind Failed Turkey Coup

BERLIN, Sept 29  – U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accuse of orchestrating a failed coup in July, told a German newspaper that he was sure President Tayyip Erdogan was behind the putsch. Gulen said in an interview with the weekly Die Zeit that the military coup attempt betrayed the principles of the

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Turkey Labour Ministry Sacks 785 Employees Since Failed Coup

ANKARA, Sept 22 – Turkey’s labour ministry has so far sacked nearly 800 employees over links to a U.S.-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July, the minister said on Thursday. Around 100,000 people in the military, civil service, police and judiciary have been sacked or suspended following the July 15

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Greece Rejects Asylum Requests by Three Turkish Soldiers

ATHENS, Sept 21 – Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said on Wednesday. Turkey has formally sought the men’s extradition, calling them “traitors” and “terrorist elements”. The soldiers deny involvement in the coup.

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Turkey’s Academic Future: A Degree of Uncertainty

Turkey’s higher education makeover drives students’ academic future into uncertainty BY Lorena Rios On July 23, Mira, a 21-year-old international student at Gediz University, was on her way to the pristine beaches of Cesme on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Instead of enjoying her stroll with friends, Mira found her university campus and dormitory had been cordoned off

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Turkey Detains Four for Suspected Plot Against British, German Embassies: Anadolu

ANKARA, Sept 16 – Turkish authorities detained four people in an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions but found no links to any terrorist groups, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday. The investigation was prompted by intelligence about a potential Daesh plot against the missions, Anadolu said. Three of

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Turkey Jails Businessmen, Orders Military Officers Detained

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Sept 8 –  Turkey jailed 16 businessmen pending trial on Thursday and issued arrest warrants for dozens of military officers over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Ankara for July’s attempted coup, Turkish media said. Authorities have already detained tens of thousands of people over links to the cleric,

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Turkey Detains Journalists, Politician, Pollster as Post-Coup Purge Deepens

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Sept 7 – Turkish authorities detained journalists, a politician and a pollster on Wednesday and issued arrest warrants for another 105 people over suspected links to a U.S.-based Islamic cleric blamed for a failed coup on July 15. Opposition politicians warned the latest wave of arrests may

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Turkey Working with Council of Europe on Post-Coup Prosecutions

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Sept 7 – A delegation from Turkey’s justice ministry has met with the Council of Europe to review European human rights standards and conventions as Ankara prepares to prosecute those it holds responsible for a failed July 15 coup, the head of the CoE said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will also

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Turkish Bank Regulator Takes Control of Boydak in Coup Probe

ISTANBUL, Sept 6  – Turkey‘s bank regulator has taken control of Boydak Holding, which features in the Fortune 500 list of top Turkish firms, after the state said it would manage or sell off firms linked to a religious movement it blames for a failed coup, the Dogan News Agency said on Tuesday. A court

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Dutch Police Arrest Erdogan Backer for Threats After Failed Turkish Coup

AMSTERDAM, Sept 5 – Dutch police on Monday detained a 42-year-old Dutchman of Turkish descent for alleged death threats and hate speech after the failed Turkish coup in July, which has ratcheted up tension among Turks in the Netherlands. Turkey’s government has accused U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his supporters of orchestrating the July 15

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