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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.

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.

MEPs Demand Freeze on Turkey Accession Talks

Members on all sides of the European Parliament have called on the Commission to halt accession talks with Turkey thanks to its questionable human rights record, which has deteriorated following an attempted coup earlier this year.

Turkey to Deport French Journalist Detained in Southeast

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities will deport a French journalist who was detained while conducting an interview in the southeast near the border with Syria. Anadolu Agency says 52-year-old Olivier Bertrand was detained Friday in Gaziantep for

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Turkey Arrests Journalist for Tweet Labeling Intel Head as Coup Suspect

The crackdown on journalists and media outlets with unfavorable outlooks towards the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues in Turkey, where a Hurriyet reporter has been arrested for tweeting a rumor that the head of Turkey’s intelligence agency had been a suspect in last month’s failed coup.

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EXCLUSIVE: Arab Intel Expects Turkish ‘Retribution’ Against U.S.-Based Cleric Gulen and His Loyalists

TEL AVIV – Intelligence agencies in several Arab states suspect the Turkish regime may attempt an assassination campaign against people affiliated with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arch enemy Fethullah Gulen as well as other opposition figures that Erdogan believes may have been involved in last month’s failed coup attempt, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem.

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Turkey: Is the Gülen Organization a Cult?

Note: Robert Amsterdam is a Canadian attorney based in London who has represented government officials, corporations and human rights activists around the world. He is working with the Turkish government on litigation involving Gulen. In the aftermath of the violent attempted military

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