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Erdogan to Exploit New Rules to Take Control of Ruling Party

ANKARA (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return as chairman of Turkey’s ruling party on Sunday in a special congress, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in the controversial April referendum on expanding his powers. Erdogan rejoined the

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Turkey Issues Warrants For 23 Judges and Prosecutors

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s state-run news agency says detention warrants have been issued for 23 judges and prosecutors who have been dismissed from their posts. Anadolu news agency said Saturday the warrants were issued for 17 judges and six prosecutors

People wave Turkish flags during a march around Kizilay Square in reaction to the attempted military coup on July 16, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. Police regained control overnight after an attempted military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The coup attempt claimed over 250 lives. President Erdogan urged his supporters …

Turkey Arrests Leaders of Pro-Kurdish Party, Nine Other Lawmakers

Turkish police on Friday detained the two co-leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and several other MPs in a major escalation of the crackdown in the wake of a failed July 15 coup.

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EU Enlargement Chief Urges Turkey Address Criteria For Joining Block

VIENNA (Reuters) – EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn has called on Turkey to address the “open question” of whether it was willing to meet the criteria to join the European Union since the uncertainty was straining its relations with the bloc.

Supporters stands in front of a screen displaying a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in Ankara on July 20, 2016

Islamist Erdogan Accuses West Of ‘Supporting Terror’

(AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday launched his most bitter attack yet on Turkey’s Western allies over the July 15 attempted putsch, accusing them of supporting both “terror” and the coup plotters who tried to unseat him.

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Kurds Fear Aggressive Erdogan Supporters In Germany

The aftermath of the failed coup in Turkey is raising tensions between supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and opponents to his regime including Gülenists and Kurds in Germany.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Istanbul, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Forces loyal to Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left some hundreds of people dead and scores of others wounded Saturday. The chaos Friday night and Saturday …

Turkish President Suspends, Arrests 50K-Plus People After Failed Coup Attempt

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has either suspended or detained nearly 50,000 people as part of a purge of the army, police, and the courts that expanded to universities and schools in the wake of a failed military coup attempt, according to the country’s intelligence service and religious authorities.