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Turkish President Gains Upper Hand in Power Struggle

By Samia Nakhoul and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, July 24 – At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path. Since a failed coup on July 15, the ruling

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Turkey’s Erdogan Shuts Schools, Charities in First State of Emergency Decree

By Gareth Jones and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 23 – President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah

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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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Turkey’s Erdogan Orders Closure of More Schools, Extends Detention Period

ISTANBUL, July 23 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in which some suspects can be detained without charge, in his first decree since declaring a three-month state of emergency. Erdogan declared the state of emergency late on Wednesday saying it would enable

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Turkey Says No Return to Past Repression Despite State of Emergency

By Humeyra Pamuk and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL, July 21 – Turkey tried to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there will be no return to the deep repression of the past, even though President Tayyip Erdogan has imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s. With Erdogan cracking down

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Turkey’s Erdogan Declares State of Emergency After Coup Bid

By Asli Kandemir and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, July 21 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan said the state of emergency, lasting three months, would allow

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Turkey Blocks Access to WikiLeaks After Ruling Party Email Dump

ISTANBUL, July 20 – Turkey has blocked access to the WikiLeaks website, the telecoms watchdog said on Wednesday, hours after it leaked thousands of ruling party emails just as Ankara grapples with the aftermath of a failed military coup. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges and teachers have been suspended or detained since the attempted coup

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Legal Process May Keep Erdogan’s Foe in U.S. for Years

By David Ingram NEW YORK, July 20 – A U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating Turkey’s abortive coup may be able to remain in the United States for years even if Turkey asks for his extradition, lawyers with experience in extradition proceedings said. Turkey was preparing on Tuesday to make such a request for Fethullah Gulen,

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Erdogan Targets More Than 50,000 in Purge After Failed Turkish Coup

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 19 – Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil

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Putsched Out

Turkey’s coup holds lessons for the region By Shadi Hamid On a Friday night, just a day after a horrific attack in Nice, France, that had taken the lives of more than 80, rumors of a military coup in Turkey began to spread. It was a reminder that even the most unlikely things can happen in a

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