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FETHULLAH GULEN

WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 4, 2019
Michael Flynn's ex-business partner seeks trial delay in Turkey lobbying case
Lawyers for Bijan Rafiekian, the ex-business partner of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, said Thursday they want to delay the upcoming February criminal trial into whether their client covertly lobbied for Turkey.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2018
Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, but still noncommittal
U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2018
Michael Flynn's ex-business partner pleads not guilty in Turkey lobbying case
Bijan Rafiekian, the ex-business partner of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday after being charged with unregistered lobbying for Turkey aimed at extraditing a Muslim cleric living in the U.S.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 21, 2016
Turkey's Erdogan seeks ever-greater powers, citing threats from terrorists, separatists and Gulenists
The motives behind Turkey's worst wave of violence in decades are varied. On Saturday, a bus carrying soldiers was blown up. On Monday, Russia's ambassador was shot dead near the parliament building. The building itself had been bombed by warplanes during July's botched coup.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 13, 2016
Turkey formally requests U.S. arrest of cleric Gulen over coup plot: report
Turkey has made a formal request to the United States for the arrest of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen on charges of orchestrating an attempted military coup on July 15, Turkish broadcaster NTV said Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 10, 2016
Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States, officials say
A Turkish military officer on a U.S.-based assignment for NATO is seeking asylum in the United States after being recalled by the Turkish government in the wake of last month's failed military coup, U.S. officials told Reuters.
WORLD
Aug 9, 2016
Turkish minister says 16,000 people linked to failed July coup attempt formally arrested
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said Tuesday 16,000 people have been formally arrested and remanded in custody in connection with last month's failed coup attempt, while another 6,000 detainees are still being processed.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2016
Turkey captures 11 commandos who tried to seize Erdogan during coup attempt: report
Turkish special forces captured 11 fugitive commandos who were involved in a bid to seize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup attempt last month, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 31, 2016
Erdogan eyes closing military schools, bringing armed forces under Defense Ministry control
Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control following a failed coup.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 28, 2016
Turkey axes 40% of military brass, shuts 131 media outlets as post-coup purge continues
Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 20, 2016
Turkey's Erdogan used the social media he despised to maintain his grip on power
For any coup to succeed, the overthrowing party needs to control the media messaging. For last week's coup in Turkey, the military failed to tamp down one critical news source: the internet.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 20, 2016
Police, judges, teachers among over 50,000 targeted in Erdogan purge after failed Turkish coup
Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 17, 2016
Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup
It was a strangely 20th century coup, defeated by 21st century technology and people power.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 17, 2016
With Erdogan still in power after coup attempt, Europe has both hopes and fears
European leaders greeted the defeat of Turkey's coup Saturday with relief, as it averts chaos and keeps alive a deal that has helped to stem the migration crisis threatening the continent.
Japan Times
WORLD
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.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan