August 4, 2016

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said once more that he sees no difference between terrorist groups such as the PKK, PYD, YPG, and Daesh, and U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen’s FETO, or Fetullah Terrorist Organization. ...

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August 4, 2016

Turkey’s premier has said the government is planning to form a new intelligence structure after the deadly July 15 coup bid. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was speaking during a televised interview on Tuesday evening. When asked if an...

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August 4, 2016

The coup attempt in Turkey was averted. Even such a short sentence to summarize what has been happening for the last two weeks is frightening. No one, including myself, thought that a coup could take place in Turkey in 2016. But it was atte...

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August 4, 2016

holding a speech via videoconference at a pro-democracy rally in Germany’s Cologne on July 31 has sparked a fresh row between the two countries. Turkey summoned a senior German diplomat in Ankara on Aug. 1 over the talking ban, while Turkis...

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August 4, 2016

People shout slogans and wave Turkish flags in central Ankara, Turkey, July 27, 2016; Turks have been gathering in solidarity night after night since the July 15 coup attempt.  (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) Author: Kadri Gursel Posted Augu...

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August 4, 2016

The night of July 15 reminds me of Chingiz Aitmatov’s excellent novel “A Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years.” It was a long night for the Turkish people. Since then, the government has tried to stop another attempt, prose...

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