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Former US Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffries spoke to DW ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country.
A quarter century after the August Coup, Dmitry Bykov, one of Russia’s most famous intellectuals, journalists and opposition figures reflects on the days that effectively led to the end of the Soviet Union.
Along with countless public officials, Turkey has now issued an arrest warrant for retired striker Hakan Sukur. He is accused of supporting US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating the revolt.
Politics’ incestuous relationship with soccer came full circle this week with the mass resignation of executives from the Turkish football federation and the firing of scores of officials, including referees, as part of the government’s witch-hunt against followers of controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen and other government critics. Intended to facilitate the weeding out of …
The failed coup in Turkey has revealed an imbalance in the way of thinking between Islamist elites, the political Islamic current, and the military state in Egypt. If you take one look at the logic by which these “teams” analyse and react to recent events through traditional media platforms and social media networks, you will …
Turkish authorities have detained the “right-hand man” of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, along with Gulen’s nephew. Turkey has blamed the cleric for last week’s failed coup attempt, charges he has denied.
Turkish stocks and the lira have remained under selling pressure after a failed coup shook the country on Friday, now forcing the central bank to lower interest rates for the fifth consecutive month.
Silenced by a crackdown following the coup attempt, secular Turks feel increasingly disenfranchised and isolated. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
The attempted military coup that shook Turkey on Friday was far closer than many realize to seizing state power. Tom Stevenson in Istanbul takes a closer look at why it ultimately failed.
Thousands arrested, hundreds killed in a chaotic night of a failed coup attempt in Turkey
The concept of a coup d’état is not new to Turkey. Friday’s event was the sixth coup d’état following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, starting with the 1960 Turkish coup d’état, then the 1971 Turkish military memorandum, followed by the 1980 Turkish coup d’état, the 1993 alleged Turkish military coup, the 1997 Turkish military …
The Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar, who lives in Istanbul, tells DW how he experienced the attempted military coup on Friday night. He fears for freedom of art and the press.
The military upheaval in Turkey, of which the final consequences are yet to be seen, highlights a major weakness in worldwide efforts to promote democracy. This event underscores the need to establish binding international legal principles to ban the recognition of military regimes as a result of coups d’état. Establishment of such principles, and the creation …
Despite Erdoğan’s crackdown on freedoms, Turkish people chose to take to streets to support him
An emergency session for the Turkish parliament was held Saturday afternoon with pro-government supporter’s surrounding the headquarters with chants against the coup attempt and an inside of the building marred by last night’s destruction.
Despite failure, private and state-run media consider the Turkish military coup a success
Turkey has experienced many military coups but the latest, overnight attempt was different says DW’s Seda Sertar.
Troops loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appear to be regaining control after a section of the Turkish military announced that it had seized power to restore order
The Turkish government has faced a deadly coup attempt from elements in the nation’s military. Responding to the unrest, foreign leaders slammed the violence and publicly supported Erdogan’s administration
An attempted coup in Turkey led to a night of gunfire and explosions, with residents waking up to an uncertain future. DW correspondent Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
A military group took illegal action “outside the chain of command”, says Yildirim
Defendants face charges of murder, possession of weapons, arrest and torture of civilians
Defendants include 12 journalists and media workers involved in reporting August 2013’s events
Leaks of statements belittling Gulf States and Morsi’s military confinement declared genuine by top British forensic speech laboratory
If a shaken public – and rest assured, based on many indications, the public is both shaken and angry – is to trust that its leaders have a rational, well-constructed plan there must be both transparency and accountability
Total number of students expelled from university has reached 122