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Govt imposes ban on Pak-Turk Foundation, declares a proscribed entity

The entity was listed among outlawed organisations under Section 11-B of the Anti-Terrorism Act - 1997 on solid evidences of its connections with terrorists.

Istanbul changes street names ‘to remove Gulen links’

ISTANBUL: Turkey's largest city Istanbul has resolved to change the names of almost 200 streets in a mass renaming campaign, largely to remove any...

Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ reports of plan to seize cleric from US

ISTANBUL: Turkey has dismissed what it said were ludicrous reports that Turkish officials may have discussed a plan to seize a wanted U.S.-based Muslim...

Turkey’s Erdogan compares coup defeat to medieval battle

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday compared the defeat of last year’s attempted coup against his rule to key events in the...

Gulen ‘not worried’ about extradition to Turkey

PARIS: US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt a year ago, told French TV Tuesday that he did...

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies, Erdogan warning to ‘traitors’

ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday marked one year since the defeat of the failed coup bid with mass nationwide rallies seeking to showcase national unity and...

German official accuses Turkey of ‘intolerable’ spying

BERLIN: A German state minister on Tuesday accused Turkey of "unacceptable" spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip...

Pakistan to shut Gulen-linked schools ahead of Erdogan visit

ISLAMABAD: The government has on Tuesday decided to close a chain of private schools in Pakistan run by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Sources say...

Erdogan accuses Germany of ‘harbouring terrorists’

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused Germany of being one of the world's worst countries for harboring "terrorists", saying Berlin had...

Gulen says will return to Turkey if US backs extradition

BERLIN: US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen is ready to return to Turkey if Washington approves Ankara's request for his extradition over the failed July coup, he told German broadcaster ZDF on Friday.

US should ‘not harbour a terrorist’ like cleric Gulen: Erdogan

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.

Turkey removes 8,000 security personnel in latest purge

ANKARA: Turkey removed nearly 8,000 security personnel from duty late Thursday, according to state media, as the purge continued of those suspected of links to the July 15 failed coup.

Erdogan blames child bomber for Turkey attack that killed 51

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY: A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least 51 people, the president said.

U.S. to send delegation to Turkey for Gulen probe: official

WASHINGTON: U.S. Justice and State Department officials will fly to Ankara to discuss government accusations against Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric Turkey accuses of masterminding a failed military coup, according to a Justice Department official.

Six dead as Kurdish guerrillas intensify bombing campaign in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY: Eastern Turkey was rocked by two deadly bombings against police as Kurdish guerrillas launched a new campaign of attacks targeting areas that are not predominantly Kurdish.

Turkish PM says Ankara sees no compromise with the U.S. over Gulen extradition

ANKARA: Turkey's prime minister said on Saturday that Ankara could not compromise with the United States over its request for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen which it blames for orchestrating last month's attempted coup.

Turkey seeks arrest of soccer striker Hakan Sukur

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.

Turkey’s Erdogan presses US to extradite preacher

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the United States in a television interview broadcast Tuesday to extradite preacher Fethullah Gulen, saying waiting to get the alleged coup plotter was "intolerable."

Imran opposes demand to close Fethullah Gulen’s schools

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday opposed Turkish ambassador's demand to close down educational institutions in Pakistan run under administration of Turkish religious leader Fethullah Gulen, ARY News reported.

Turkey extends police powers, closes over 1000 schools

ISTANBUL: Turkey pushed on with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup Saturday, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies.