turkey failed coup

Turkey says Suspends 12,801 Police Over Alleged Links with Cleric Gulen

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Oct 4 – Hours after announcing a three-month extension of a state of emergency, Turkey suspended 12,801 police officers on Tuesday, saying they had suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for orchestrating July’s failed coup. In a statement, Turkey’s national police headquarters said 2,523

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

U.S. Network of Turkish Cleric Facing Pressure as Those at Home Seek Help

By Julia Harte and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 26  – A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July’s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of

[ Read More ]

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.

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

Turkish Opposition says Tens of Thousands Suffer Injustice in Purge

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Sept 20  – The head of Turkey’s main opposition said tens of thousands of people had suffered injustices in government purges since a failed military coup, and announced he was setting up a special team to help them. The comments from Kemal Kilicdaroglu could anger President Tayyip Erdogan and threaten the

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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,

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]