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Turkey to Strip Citizenship of 130 ‘Fugitives’ Including Cleric Gulen

ANKARA, June 5 – Turkey said on Monday it would strip citizenship from 130 people suspected of militant links, including the U.S.-based cleric it blames for orchestrating last July’s failed coup, unless they return to the country within three months. In a list of what it called fugitives from justice, the interior ministry named Muslim

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Turkey Orders Arrest of 85 Ministry Staff in Post-Coup Probe

ISTANBUL, May 16 – Turkey ordered the arrest of 85 energy and education ministry staff in an investigation targeting the network of a U.S.-based cleric whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating last July’s attempted coup, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday. Some 50,000 people have been formally arrested in court cases targeting supporters of cleric Fethullah

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Wikipedia appeals to Turkish constitutional court over website’s blocking

NKARA, May 9 – Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has appealed to Turkey’s constitutional court against a government decision to block access to its website, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey. Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog said two weeks ago that access to Wikipedia had been blocked, citing a

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EXCLUSIVE: Saygin Yalcin’s top tips for a successful startup

Saygin Yalcin is a German entrepreneur of Turkish descent. He is the founder and CEO of SellAnyCar.com, and a partner at one of the region’s leading e-commerce company Souq.com Group, which was recently acquired by Amazon for $650 million. But that’s not all. Yalcin made headlines after he gifted a $250,000 Rolls Royce to Kendall Jenner last year on

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Turkish Jets Hit 39 Daesh Targets, Kills Four Militants – Turkish Army

ANKARA, Dec 10 – Turkish warplanes destroyed 39 Daesh targets and killed four militants in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Saturday. Turkey’s ramping up of its air strikes in northern Syria are part of Ankara’s almost four-month-old “Euphrates Shield” operation with Turkish-backed rebels, which aims to push the jihadists and Kurdish militia fighters

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Greek Court Rules Against Extraditing Two More Turkish Soldiers

ATHENS, Dec 8  – A Greek court ruled on Thursday against the extradition of a further two of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter in July after a failed military coup against the Ankara government, court officials said. The verdict, the third this week in the case, brings the total number

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Austria Arrests Two after Arson Attack on Turkish Cultural Centre

VIENNA, Aug 15 – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attempt to set fire to a Turkish cultural centre in the northern Austrian town of Wels, police said on Monday, at a time of heightened tension between Vienna and Ankara. The attack took place in early morning and the suspects, whom police

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Politicians Concerned Over Ankara’s Influence on Turks in Germany

BERLIN, Aug 7 – German politicians voiced concern on Sunday about the growing influence of Ankara on people with Turkish roots living in Germany. Germany has seen violence in the past between nationalist Turks and militant Kurds and officials fret that tensions in Turkish society following last month’s attempted coup could spill over onto its

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Clashes With Kurdish Rebels Devastate Turkish World Heritage Site

By Ayla Jean Yackley DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 14 – When the United Nations inscribed the Roman-era walls of this mainly Kurdish city on its World Heritage list last year, it crowned a decade of efforts to rehabilitate a war-torn region. Within weeks, a ceasefire with Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey shattered, unleashing some of the

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