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Turkey-PKK conflict: Dozens killed in south-east clashes

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 12:32

The Turkish military kills 35 Kurdish militants who tried to storm an army base in the south-east, officials say.
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Turkey's Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 8:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup.
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Terror attacks dismay Afghan migrants in Istanbul

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 3:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Istanbul

The latest terror attacks in Germany and France have left migrants in Turkey worried about their chances of reaching northern Europe.
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Turkey's bid to shut Gulen schools globally

Friday, July 29th 2016, 13:21

Turkey wants other governments to close schools and colleges linked to Fethullah Gulen, after this month's coup attempt.
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Turkey coup attempt: Schools and media outlets shut

Friday, July 29th 2016, 4:57

Mark Lowen reports from Turkey, two weeks after a failed coup by rebel soldiers.
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Chasing shadows

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 23:28

Mark Lowen goes on the trail of the Gulen movement, blamed by the Turkish government for the failed coup earlier this month.
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Turkey coup attempt: More than 130 media outlets shut

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 9:40

Turkey announces the closure of 131 media outlets and issues 47 arrests warrants for journalists, as a crackdown continues after a failed coup.
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Turkey coup: Satirist fears 'Charlie Hebdo' attack

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 9:24

The editor of one of Turkey's oldest satirical magazines, LeMan, speaks to the BBC about the aftermath of the attempted coup.
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Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 9,000 soldiers joined plot - army

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 13:49

Turkey says 8,651 members of the nation's armed forces - backed by 35 planes, 37 helicopters and 74 tanks - took part in the failed coup on 15 July.
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'Martyr' family

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 23:32

A bereaved Turkish family feels both pride and grief for a father shot by rebel troops during the 15 July coup attempt, the BBC's Rengin Arslan reports.
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Turkey's Erdogan criticises EU over Syria refugee deal

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan accuses the EU of dishonesty over a deal to contain the influx of Syrian refugees.
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Under fire

Monday, July 25th 2016, 19:34

The BBC speaks to two of the 42 journalists facing arrest following the failed coup against Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists

Monday, July 25th 2016, 14:12

Turkey's authorities issue detention warrants for 42 journalists, local media say, as part of an investigation into a failed coup earlier this month.
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Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 22:13

Turkey's elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week's failed coup.
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Turkey failed coup: Nephew of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen held

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 17:01

Turkey detains a nephew of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who it blames for the recent failed coup, state media report.
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Turkey's Deputy PM Nurettin Canikli warns of more arrests

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 22:28

Turkey's deputy prime minister says the plotters behind last week's failed coup had infiltrated all ministries and more arrests will follow.
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Turkey coup attempt: Detentions 'tip of the iceberg'

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 18:34

Turkey's deputy prime minister tells the BBC more arrests could be made following last week's failed coup.
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How have Turks online responded to the crackdown?

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 8:44

Turkish prosecutors are targeting those online who supported the failed coup, but varied opinions about the crackdown still exist in the country.
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Country divided

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 0:22

Nearly a week on from the failed coup attempt in Turkey, society is divided over President Erdogan's crackdown.
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Turkey attempted coup: EU says measures 'unacceptable'

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 19:22

EU top officials say Turkey's measures on education, the judiciary and the media following the failed coup last week are "unacceptable".
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Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 8:22

Turkey's president declares a state of emergency for three months following the failed coup in the country.
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Turkey coup attempt: Charges laid against 99 generals and admirals

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 20:25

Nearly 100 generals and admirals are charged over the thwarted coup - a significant chunk of Turkey's military top brass.
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Turkey coup attempt: 'I was run over by two tanks'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 18:16

CCTV footage shows the moment government supporter Sabri Unal was run over by tanks during the attempted coup in Turkey.
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Turkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 6:59

More than 50,000 people have been detained, sacked or suspended from their jobs amid a crackdown in Turkey following last week's failed coup.
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Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 18:46

A purge of top officials following a failed coup in Turkey broadens even further with the suspension of 15,200 education staff.
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Turkey PM vows to purge Gulen movement 'by the roots'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 12:02

The Turkish prime minister vows supporters of an exiled cleric will be uprooted as the state continues to round up suspected backers of Friday's failed coup.
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Torn apart

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 10:53

Turkey's armed forces have been dealt a significant psychological blow by the attempted coup, with their prestige and status damaged, Doruk Ergun writes.
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Exiled cleric Gulen rejects Turkey 'coup' claims

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 6:17

The exiled Islamic cleric accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being behind a failed coup attempt has publicly defended himself.
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Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 4:23
related places: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to reinstate the death penalty "if the people demand it", following the recent coup attempt.
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Court battle

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 0:36
related countries: Greece Greece

Eight Turkish soldiers have gone on trial in Greece after fleeing Turkey's attempted coup - and now they are fighting extradition, as Bethany Bell reports.
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Turkey coup attempt: General Akin Ozturk denies role in plot

Monday, July 18th 2016, 21:26

Former Turkish air force commander Gen Akin Ozturk denies being a ringleader of Friday's attempted military coup, as he is charged with treason.
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Turkey coup attempt: Police and officials purged

Monday, July 18th 2016, 14:40

Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended on suspicion of having links to the weekend's failed coup.
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Turkey Coup: What does it mean for President Erdogan?

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 21:53

Fergal Keane considers what the attempted coup means for Turkey's President Erdogan.
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Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 20:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara

Arrests in Turkey after Friday's failed coup rise to around 6,000, as President Erdogan vows to cleanse state bodies of the "virus" that caused it.
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Fethullah Gulen: Turkey coup 'could have been staged'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 12:40

The reclusive cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by President Erdogan for the failed coup in Turkey, suggests that the government could have staged the uprising.
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Turkey: Protesters take to streets against coup attempt

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 9:49

Protesters take to the streets of Turkey to demonstrate their rejection of the attempted coup in the country.
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Turkish crowds rally to democracy calls after coup attempt

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 6:03

Large crowds gather in Turkish cities after calls by President Erdogan to turn out again to defend democracy following the failed military coup.
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Fethullah Gulen: 'Second most powerful man in Turkey'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the United States to extradite an Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of masterminding the attempted coup.
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Can Erdogan heal divisions in Turkey?

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 22:25

Political leaders from around the world have condemned the attempt to oust the democratically elected government in Turkey.
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Turkey: Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 18:22

Nearly 3,000 soldiers including high-ranking officers are detained after a coup attempt that led to the deaths of 265 people, Turkey's prime minister says.
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Pivotal position

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 16:47

Straddling Europe and Asia, turmoil in Turkey deeply worries the West, says the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.
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Turkey: Soldiers storm CNN building during coup attempt

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 12:30

Soldiers raid Turkish media as they tried to take over the country in a coup attempt in which at least 161 people have died.
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Turkish President Erdogan appears in Istanbul to denounce army coup attempt

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 4:58
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flies in to Istanbul and denounces a coup attempt in which 60 are reported dead as "an act of treason".
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Turkish soldiers surrender on Bosphorus bridge

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 4:26

Footage captures Turkish soldiers surrendering on a bridge over the Bosphorus, in Istanbul.
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'It was a nightmare for all of us'

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 3:49
related places: Ankara

Forty-two people died during overnight clashes in the capital, Ankara, most of them civilians, the prosecutor's office said.
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Turkey's state TV reads army group's statement

Friday, July 15th 2016, 23:31

An announcer on Turkey's state TV read a statement on the coup attempt.
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'Some police, intelligence resisting' in Turkey

Friday, July 15th 2016, 22:09

"It became apparent that some police were resisting, and also some elements of military intelligence", says Mark Urban.
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'May God help him' - Turkey's PM on Johnson

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 8:43

Turkey's prime minster said he hopes Mr Johnson tries to make it up to Turkey in an interview earlier this week.
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