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EU, Turkey Test Waters for Rapprochement After Failed Coup

By Gabriela Baczynska and Sabine Siebold BRATISLAVA, Sept 4 – The European Union and Turkey tested the waters for a political rapprochement on Saturday with a first meeting between the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers and a senior Ankara official after a failed coup in Turkey in July strained their uneasy ties. The EU, which depends on

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Germany’s Merkel has “Constructive” Bilateral Meeting with Erdogan

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral relations with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before the start of the G20 summit in China, their first meeting since the failed July 15 coup, a German government spokesman said. Already strained ties worsened after the coup attempt, when Ankara complained that Berlin had not

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Turkey’s Post-Coup Purges Shake Higher Education

By Seda Sezer ISTANBUL, Aug 31 – With the summer holiday almost over, computer science student Hande Tekiner should be gearing up for a year of cram sessions and late-night homework. Instead, she may have nowhere to return to, as her university was shut after Turkey’s failed coup. Authorities have closed 15 universities and around 1,000

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Turkey Detains More Journalists in Coup Round-up

ISTANBUL, Aug 30  – Turkish authorities detained an editor at the prominent Hurriyet newspaper in the latest round-up of journalists and others accused of links to last month’s failed coup, Hurriyet’s English-language publication said on Tuesday. It said Dincer Gokce, a Hurriyet editor, was detained with nine others after the Istanbul prosecutor issued detention warrants

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says U.S. Has ‘No Excuse’ to Keep Coup Suspect Gulen

ANKARA, Aug 24 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he would tell U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that Washington has “no excuse” for not handing over the Pennsylvania-based cleric blamed for last month’s failed coup. Erdogan, who is due to meet with Biden in Ankara later on Wednesday, said Turkey would continue to

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Turkey Set to Release 38,000 Prisoners, Makes Space in Jails After Coup

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 17 – Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday as the arrests of tens of thousands of people suspected of links to last month’s attempted coup burden overstretched jails. The reform, extending an existing probation scheme, was one of a series of measures outlined

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Turkish Police Search Istanbul Courthouses, 173 Face Detention

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 15 – Turkish police raided offices at three Istanbul courthouses on Monday after detention warrants were issued for 173 judicial personnel as part of an investigation into last month’s failed coup attempt, the private Dogan news agency reported on Monday. More than 35,000 people have been detained, of whom 17,000

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Turkey Summons Austria Charge D’affaires Over ‘Indecent’ Report

ISTANBUL, Aug 14 – Turkey summoned Austria’s charge d’affaires in Ankara late on Saturday over what it said was “indecent report” about Turkey on a news ticker at Vienna airport, a foreign ministry official said. “Turkey allows sex with children under the age of 15,” read a headline on an electronic news ticker at the

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NATO Says Turkey’s Membership Not in Question After Failed Coup

ISTANBUL, Aug 10 – NATO said on Wednesday that Turkey’s membership was not in question and that Ankara could count on its solidarity and support after last month’s failed coup, which has triggered deep purges in the alliance’s second largest armed forces. “Turkey is a valued ally, making substantial contributions to NATO’s joint efforts …

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