Aug 2, 2016

Attempted coup cost Turkey economy $100 billion

The foiled coup attempt seeking to unseat the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cost the Turkish economy $100 billion, the trade minister was quoted as saying Tuesday. Customs and Commerce Minister Bulent Tufenkci was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet newspaper the ...

Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition

Jul 25, 2016

Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition

Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to host opposition party chiefs for an unprecedented meeting. Over 13,000 people have been ...

Defiant Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Jul 24, 2016

Defiant Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies. Using new emergency powers, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Cabinet decreed that police could now hold ...