Monthly Archives: July 2016

Post-coup, Turkish government releases hundreds of soldiers – CNN

July 31, 2016
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CNN Post-coup, Turkish government releases hundreds of soldiersCNN(CNN) Hundreds of soldiers detained in the fallout of the July 15 coup attempt have been released, Turkish state media reported. As many as 758 of the 989 soldiers held after that failed power grab were freed Saturday, on the recommendation of a judge …Turkey Frees Over 750…

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Turkey ‘surrounds’ NATO nuclear base – NEWS.com.au

July 31, 2016
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NEWS.com.au Turkey ‘surrounds’ NATO nuclear baseNEWS.com.auThe unusual nigh-time move sparked rumours of a second coup attempt on Turkish social media, with concerned citizens rushing to the air base to join the blockade. The move comes less than a week after a top US Army general was accused by Turkish …1000s Turkish forces surround NATO’s Incirlik air…

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Turkish President Erdogan Snaps at US General Over Coup Remarks – Wall Street Journal

July 30, 2016
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Wall Street Journal Turkish President Erdogan Snaps at US General Over Coup RemarksWall Street JournalA back-and-forth between the Turkish president and a top U.S. general is laying bare sensitivities between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies after the failed military coup in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Gen. Joe Votel …Turkish president walks…

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With Army in Disarray, a Pillar of Modern Turkey Lies Broken – New York Times

July 29, 2016
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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty With Army in Disarray, a Pillar of Modern Turkey Lies BrokenNew York Times“Sir, the operation is starting,” a coup-plotting officer said, according to General Akar in testimony that was leaked to the Turkish news media and verified by a senior Turkish official as authentic. “We will round up people, battalions. Brigades are …Widening Turkish…

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Turkey dismisses military, shuts media outlets as crackdown deepens – Reuters

July 28, 2016
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Reuters Turkey dismisses military, shuts media outlets as crackdown deepensReutersSo far, tens of thousands of people – including police, judges and teachers – have been suspended or placed under investigation since the July 15-16 coup, which Turkey says was staged by a faction within the military loyal to the Muslim cleric …Turkey shuts scores of…

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The Tragedy of Turkish Democracy in Five Acts – Observer

July 28, 2016
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Observer The Tragedy of Turkish Democracy in Five ActsObserverAs part of the Comparative National Election Project (CNEP) at Ohio State University, we surveyed nearly 1,200 Turkish citizens about their views on democracy in early 2015. Respondents expressed a large demand for democratic governance.Turkish crackdown on press continues with journalists’ arrestsIrish TimesTurkish authorities dismiss military personnel,…

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