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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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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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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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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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Business Outlook: Steady As They Go

Turkey’s coup won’t really affect the GCC Markets BY Tarek fadlallah The dramatic events in Turkey last month have led to increasing volatility in the country’s financial market, following a sharp sell-off in stocks, bonds and the Turkish Lira. In the week after the failed coup, the Borsa Istanbul 100 Stock Index fell by nearly

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Ataturk’s Revival a Symbol of Turkey’s Fragile Post-Coup Unity

By Asli Kandemir and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 9 – After years of being gradually eclipsed as President Tayyip Erdogan forges a “new Turkey” with Islam firmly at its heart, the secular republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has, for now at least, made a comeback in the wake of a failed coup. At a rally

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Turkish Defectors to Greece Seek Time to Prepare Asylum Case

ATHENS, July 27 – Greek authorities on Wednesday postponed hearings for eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum after they fled Turkey following an abortive coup attempt, a case that has underscored lingering tensions between the two NATO allies. The men – three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors – flew a military helicopter to the

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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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Erdogan’s Next Move: The Clampdown is On

BY Bessma Momani  When Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, it was soon heralded as the potential ‘Turkish model’ for the wider Middle East to emulate and follow. Who wouldn’t admire the great success of the AKP in turning the once coup-ridden and economically stagnant country into a regional

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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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