turkey coup

Turkey: The Night the Soldiers Came

Turkey’s military took on Erdogan—and lost. Now for the blow back By Shawn Carrié I was in a café on the Anatolian side of Istanbul with two Turkish friends when they both started frantically checking their phones as reports on Twitter started pouring in. Something was happening. Something grave. If we hadn’t had cell phones, we wouldn’t

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Foreign Banks Stand to Lose From Turkey Coup Fallout

By Asli Kandemir and John O’Donnell ISTANBUL/FRANKFURT, July 19 – Foreign banks have invested heavily in Turkey, leaving them exposed to any jolt to confidence as the country purges police, military and the judiciary following a failed military coup. France and the United Kingdom have the largest credit exposure to the country, central-bank data from

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After Failed Coup, Erdogan Vows to Build Barracks in Central Istanbul

ISTANBUL, July 19 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Tuesday to revive plans for an Istanbul park that sparked anti-government protests in 2013, saying a failed coup bid would not stop a series of building projects, risking further polarisation in the country. “God willing, first we will build historically appropriate barracks at Taksim, whether

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Turkey’s Huge And Rising Role in World Trade of Oil, Gas, Grains

July 17 – A failed Turkish military coup attempt briefly closed the Bosphorus Strait to shipping traffic on Saturday, reminding the world of Turkey’s huge and growing importance as a transit route for commodities between Russia, Central Asia and Europe. Turkish authorities thwarted a coup by rebels to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. Below are the

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Obama Urges Rule of Law in Turkey, U.S. Warns of Damage to Relations

By Jeff Mason and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, July 17 – The United States urged Turkey on Saturday to exercise restraint after a failed military coup sparked a government crackdown, and warned its NATO ally that public suggestions of a U.S. role in the plot were “utterly false” and harmful to relations. President Barack Obama urged

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Turkey Rounds Up Plot Suspects After Thwarting Coup Against Erdogan

By David Dolan and Gulsen Solaker ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 17 – Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook Turkey’s two

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