Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

Jul 23, 2016

Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also sharply criticized Western countries ...

Jun 30, 2016

Istanbul attackers from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

The three bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s international airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish official said on Thursday. “We are prepared to confirm the nationalities of the Istanbul attackers as Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan,” the official said, speaking ...

Istanbul riot cops break up Trans Pride event

Jun 20, 2016

Istanbul riot cops break up Trans Pride event

Turkish police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a rally by the LGBT community in Istanbul on Sunday, in the second crackdown in as many days on protests by secular Turks. Several hundred riot police surrounded the main Taksim Square — ...

Apr 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in ...