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 ...

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

| Jul 17, 2016

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

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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 ...

Macedonia opposition leader accused of organizing coup

Feb 1, 2015

Macedonia opposition leader accused of organizing coup

The leader of Macedonia’s opposition was charged Saturday with preparing a coup and prevented from leaving the country. Zoran Zaev, leader of the Social Democratic Union party, was charged with “violence against representatives of the highest state authorities.” He was questioned by an investigative ...

Thai forces fan out to stifle unrest in capital

May 31, 2014

Thai forces fan out to stifle unrest in capital

Thai police and soldiers flooded downtown Bangkok on Saturday to pre-empt further protests against a May 22 coup after the army chief said a return to democracy would take more than a year. In a televised address late on Friday, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said ...