Turkey reopens Incirlik base to U.S. planes after failed coup

Jul 18, 2016

Turkey reopens Incirlik base to U.S. planes after failed coup

Turkey will reopen its Incirlik air base to U.S. planes, used to attack Islamic State, following an attempted coup, the Pentagon said on Sunday. “After close coordination with our Turkish allies, they have reopened their airspace to military aircraft. As a result, counter-ISIL coalition ...

Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup

| Jul 17, 2016

Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup

by

It was a strangely 20th century coup, defeated by 21st century technology and people power. When a self-styled military “Peace Council” tried to topple Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his increasingly authoritarian government on Friday night, the rebel generals and colonels seemed to be ...

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

Jul 17, 2016

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

U.S.-Turkish tensions escalated Saturday after a quashed coup in Turkey, as the country’s leader bluntly demanded the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric he accused of orchestrating the violence. Another senior official directly blamed the United States. After strongly supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Turkey rounds up plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

Jul 17, 2016

Turkey rounds up plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook ...

Turkish president says coup attempt has failed

Jul 16, 2016

Turkish president says coup attempt has failed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded. Government officials said ...