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Patriotic Turks Offering Free Fish, Tombstones and Haircuts to Prop Up Lira

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Dec 6 – Free haircuts, scientific funding, fish and tombstones are among the incentives being offered to Turks who answer President Tayyip Erdogan’s call to convert their dollars to lira. Casting recent weakness in the Turkish currency as a plot by outside powers to destroy the economy, Erdogan has urged Turks

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Turkey Purges NATO Military Envoys after Failed Coup

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Oct 12  – Turkey has fired hundreds of senior military staff serving at NATO in Europe and the United States following July’s coup attempt, documents show, broadening a purge to include some of the armed forces’ best-trained officials. In a classified military dispatch seen by Reuters, 149 military envoys posted to

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Turkey Detains 55 Military, Intelligence Personnel over Attempted Coup

ANKARA, Oct 5 – Turkey detained 55 military and intelligence agency personnel on Wednesday over suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his network, accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed coup in July, media reports said. In the latest of a stream of raids targeting those suspected of ties to the putsch, police

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U.S. Elections: The Missing Point

Both U.S. presidential candidates must address the Middle East issue OP-ED by Ghanem Nuseibeh While the U.S. presidential election campaign continues to revolve around topics focusing on the character traits of the two presidential hopefuls—Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton—there has been a glaring omission from the first debate. Both nominees failed to have any serious discussion

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Turkey May Need to Build More Courts to Try Thousands Over Coup

ANKARA, Sept 28  – Turkey may have to build new courthouses to cope with thousands of prosecutions over July’s failed coup, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday, as the number of arrests reached 32,000. Authorities have detained or sacked people from across local government, the military, the media and the judiciary, and asked the

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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.

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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 Arrests Novelist for Ties to Kurdish Militants: Media

ISTANBUL, Aug 20 – A Turkish court arrested prize-winning novelist Asli Erdogan on Friday over alleged links to Kurdish militants, the Haberturk newspaper reported, three days after she and two dozen more staff from the pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper were detained. Ozgur Gundem was closed by court order on Tuesday on grounds of spreading propaganda

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