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 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 ...

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 ...

May 10, 2016

The power struggle in Ankara

Ahmet Davutoglu's resignation as Turkey's prime minister signals the beginning of the next phase in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's efforts to consolidate power.