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 ...

Jul 19, 2016

Beware the backlash in Turkey

There is a real danger that President Erdogan will use the failed coup to further consolidate power in his own hand, undermining Turkey's democracy.

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

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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 ...