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Photos: Turkey Prepares to Observe Failed Coup Anniversary

Turkey will observe the anniversary of a failed coup attempt against Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with nationwide “Democracy Watch” marches beginning at midnight on July 15. The government has scheduled events to commemorate the occasion all week, however, including art exhibits, memorial debuts, and a speech from Erdogan.

Chief Adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Detained

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s official news agency says the chief adviser to the prime minister has been detained for alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by the government for last summer’s coup attempt. Anadolu news agency

Police officers escort people, arrested because of suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, in Kayseri, Turkey, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Police launched simultaneous operations across the country on Wednesday, detaining hundreds of people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The suspects are allegedly Gulen operatives who directed followers within the police force. (Olay Duzgun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Turkish Government Conspiracy Theory: Gulen Tied to CIA, Other ‘Intelligence Agencies’

Turkish government agencies are competing with each other to most ardently accuse Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen of sowing chaos throughout Turkey’s infrastructure. The latest salvo in the contest comes from the National Intelligence Agency (MİT), which released a report this week claiming Gulen has forged ties with “intelligence agencies” that include the CIA.

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 11, 2017

Tillerson to Meet Erdogan, Turkish Leaders in Ankara on March 30

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Turkey on March 30. Tillerson will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following a diplomatic dispute with the Netherlands that has triggered a wave of anti-Western vitriol from the Islamist Turkish head of state.

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Turkey Warns Japan to Take ‘Necessary Measures’ Against Gulen

The Turkish government has taken the opportunity of a visit from a high-ranking Japanese official to warn the east Asian country to beware of any ties to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of running an international terrorist network responsible for a failed coup against him in July.

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