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EU: Turkey Prepared Purge List Before Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 7/18/2016 at 1:30pm

European Union commissioner Johannes Hahn told the media he believes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made his purge list before the coup:

“It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

“I’m very concerned....

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Turkey Tells U.S. Keeping Gülen is a ‘Hostile Act’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish authorities have demanded the U.S. extradite Fethullah Gülen, leader of the Gülen Movement, because they believe he orchestrated the coup. They even said keeping him in the states is a “hostile act” towards the regime:

“I do not see any country that would stand behind this man, this leader of the...

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UPDATE: Operations Resume at Incirlik Air Base

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/16/2016 at 4:30pm

*UPDATE* Turkey has resumed operations at Incirlik air base after they cut it off due to the failed coup.

The U.S.’s airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have stopped due to...

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Reports: Failed Turkey Coup Kills Hundreds, 3,000 Detained

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30am 7/16/2016 at 10:30am

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed his forces have successfully defeated the coup attempted by some in the military, which left over 250 dead and thousands injured. He promised a swift and quick retaliation for those who retaliated against him. It didn’t take him long:

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Military Coup underway in Turkey against Islamist President – LIVE UPDATES

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 15, 2016 at 4:29pm 7/15/2016 at 4:29pm
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There was an attempted coup in Turkey on Friday.

Military officials backing the coup claimed initial success, but as events developed during the day Friday, the coup appeared to faulter and be on the verge of collapse.

We will have a full UPDATE at 10:30 a.m. Eastern on Saturday.

Here are the...

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Istanbul Update: 41 Dead, 239 Injured

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/29/2016 at 3:00pm

The terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport left 41 dead, including 10 foreign nationals, and 239 injured.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that the evidence they have points to the Islamic State as the culprits.

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Turkey, Israel Finalize Deal to Renew Relationship

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/27/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have formally announced that their countries reached a deal to renew their relationship.

Netanyahu assured Israel that “the maritime blockade on the...

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Turkey, Israel Will Normalize Ties

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/26/2016 at 5:00pm

No, it’s not April 1. Israel and the Turkish government, led by anti-Semitic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have agreed to normalize relations after “six years of animosity” due to the 2010 Mavi Marmara ship.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım will formally announce the deal on Monday at 1PM local time (6AM ET).

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm

NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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Turkish Parliament Breaks Out in Another Fight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/3/2016 at 4:30pm

The Turkish parliament dived into another fistfight this week as the lawmakers debate changes to the country’s constitution.

The members fought again about stripping some members of parliament of their immunity if they face charges.

The fight “left one person with a dislocated shoulder and a second with a bloodied nose.”

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Dutch Journalist Arrested In Turkey for Anti-Erdogan Tweet

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/24/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cannot take criticism and will not tolerate dissent in Turkey . . . or, it seems, in Germany and the Netherlands.

In 2014, Erdogan made international news when he ordered sweeping arrests of opposition “journalists, producers, scriptwriters, and even police chiefs” suspected of being aligned with his...

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Germany: Refugees Welcome, Free Speech ‘not so much’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11:30am 4/5/2016 at 11:30am
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More than 70 years after the fall of Nazi regime the government in Germany is tightening the noose on free speech. In a latest incident, Germany’s state-run television has removed a satirical clip critical of Turkish President Recep Erdogan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called up...

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Acknowledge The Armenian Genocide, Too

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:00pm 3/18/2016 at 12:00pm

The subtext in Secretary of State Kerry’s agonizing over whether to label ISIS’s systematic, premeditated rape and slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shi’ites in Syria is what it means for the million-and-a-half skeletons in Turkey’s closet.  There is little objective doubt that during World War I, Turkey murdered around 1.5 million...

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Ankara vs. the Kremlin: Putin Signs Sanctions Decree Over Downed Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/29/2015 at 12:00pm

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing sanctions against Turkey in retaliation over last week’s downing of a Russian jet that crossed into Turkish airspace near the Syrian border.

The decree went into effect immediately, and places a stranglehold both on Turkish businesses operating in Russia and on Russians who...

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Rubio: If Threatened, the U.S. Must ‘Respond and Defend’ Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:45pm 11/24/2015 at 8:45pm

Earlier today, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane after repeated warnings.

According to the Turkish military, officials warned “an unidentified aircraft” ten times over the course of five minutes that its path would violate Turkish airspace over the border town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province. A spokesman for U.S. officials...

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“This will get complicated”: Turkey Warns, Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:06pm 11/24/2015 at 2:06pm

Today U.S. officials confirmed that the Turkish military fired upon a Russian jet when it repeatedly violated Turkish airspace near the Turkey-Syria border.

The jet crash landed in the Jabal Turkmen area of the coastal Syrian province of Latakia, and it is now believed that both pilots have died under...

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You Should Be Worried about Erdogan’s Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:44pm 11/2/2015 at 7:44pm

Back in June, the anti-Democratic Erdogan regime fielded a major blow when Turkish voters, led by the Kurds, denied the Justice and Development Party (or A.K.P.) a parliamentary majority. It was a victory for not only the Kurds, but for liberal and/or secular Turks who had spent years protesting the power...

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