ISTANBUL: Turkey marks one year on July 15 since a coup attempt aiming to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that failed within hours but etched far-reaching consequences into its society and politics. The country is in the throes of the biggest purge in its history against alleged coup supporters while Erdogan has seen his grip on power tightened rather than weakened. But Turkey is also facing some isolation on the diplomatic stage, experiencing tense relations with the European Union and the United States, and now…
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview on Monday that the United States should "not harbour a terrorist" like US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and that his activities should be banned around the world.
ISTANBUL: The last time US Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Tayyip Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics.
ANKARA: Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for one of its most celebrated soccer players, former international striker Hakan Sukur, ordering the seizure of his assets as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup, state media said.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Just a few years ago, Istanbul was one of the world's creative capitals, a buzzing hive where visual artists, writers and filmmakers mingled.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has arrested 11 fugitive soldiers suspected of involvement in an attack on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hotel during the night of the failed coup, the deputy prime minister said on Monday.
ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's premier meets top military commanders on Thursday over one of the most radical shake-ups in the armed forces' history after a failed coup, which has already seen 149 generals dishonourably discharged.
ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to restructure the military and give it "fresh blood" as emergency rule took hold across the NATO member country after last week's attempted coup.
ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-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.