German officials warn Gulen followers Turkey is trying to spy on them

Mar 29, 2017

German officials warn Gulen followers Turkey is trying to spy on them

German officials on Tuesday warned Turkey against spying on its territory, after Ankara allegedly sought Berlin’s help in eavesdropping on hundreds of Turks in Germany thought to be supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish government claims Gulen supporters were behind a July ...

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan's powers

/ Jan 22, 2017

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan's powers

Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029. The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler ...

European Parliament backs freeze of Turkish membership talks

/ Nov 24, 2016

European Parliament backs freeze of Turkish membership talks

The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of halting membership talks with Turkey over its post-coup crackdown, in a vote that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already branded worthless. The nonbinding motion approved by MEPs said parliament “calls . . . on the ...

Nov 14, 2016

Turkey expels French reporter

A French reporter was expelled from Turkey on Sunday after being detained near the Syrian border in the country’s southeast, his employers said. “Our journalist, Olivier Bertrand, is free, he is on the plane for Paris,” the online news media Les Jours announced on ...