Turkish police detain 73 academics in ongoing post-coup crackdown

Turkish police detain 73 academics in ongoing post-coup crackdown

Turkish police detained 73 academics in dawn raids on Friday targeting followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted coup in July, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. Some 110,000 people have been sacked or suspended in the civil service, army and judiciary and 36,000 people jailed pending trial in the […]

Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora

Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora

The showdown between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen following the July 15 coup is not only dividing Europe’s Turkish communities but it’s also sowing discord within the diaspora. In the southern German city of Stuttgart, 15 members of a local football team quit last month after threats vowing to “drink […]

Post-coup, Turkey’s Erdogan seeks to tighten grip on country

Post-coup, Turkey’s Erdogan seeks to tighten grip on country

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he wanted to introduce constitutional changes to bring the Turkish spy agency and military chief of staff directly under his control as he seeks to tighten his grip on the country after the failed coup. Turkey meanwhile pressed ahead with a crackdown on the alleged accomplices of the […]