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Top NATO officer: 150 Turkish officers recalled, retired after coup

About 150 Turkish officers, some responsible for training others, were recalled or retired from NATO high command in the wake of a July coup attempt, US Army General Curtis Scaparrotti told...

Fishermen recover 50 bodies from lake in eastern Congo

Congolese fishermen have recovered about 50 bodies floating on a lake in the north-east, officials and civil society activists said on Wednesday.

UN expert: Torture widespread after Turkey coup, overcrowded jails

Torture and abuse were "widespread" in Turkey in the immediate aftermath of the failed coup attempt in July, a UN expert warned on Friday while cautioning that prisons and police holding cells...

Prosecutor files first indictment against soldiers over Turkish coup

An Istanbul prosecutor filed a first indictment to a Turkish court over the failed July 15 coup, accusing 62 soldiers of involvement in the attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported...

Militias kill at least 30 in east DRC ethnic clashes

A rebel militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 30 people in a Sunday morning attack, according to officials and non-governmental organisations.

Erdogan hints state-of-emergency may be extended by three months

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Saturday that Turkey's sweeping state-of-emergency could be extended by an additional three months when the current period expires in January.

Turkey to reinstate some 6,000 teachers who were suspended by decree

Turkey will reinstate some 6,000 teachers who were suspended in recent months by decree, under the country's sweeping state-of-emergency laws, according to a key teachers' union citing letters...

Erdogan warns EU he can open border crossings to refugees

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey can open its borders with the European Union and allow refugees to cross, thereby threatening to reignite Europe's refugee crisis should...

Pygmy attacks kill 30 in Congo village

Thirty people have been killed in attacks by Pygmy militiamen against a village in north-eastern Congo, officials said Thursday.

EU Parliament votes to freeze Turkey membership talks

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of freezing the EU's membership negotiations with Turkey.

Germany urges dialogue as Turkey belittles EU vote on membership bid

An upcoming vote by EU lawmakers on Turkey's EU membership bid weighed on the minds of the leaders of Germany and Turkey on Wednesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for dialogue and...

EU lawmakers in favour of suspending EU membership talks with Turkey

EU lawmakers appeared to form a broad majority on Tuesday in favour of temporarily freezing EU membership talks with Turkey.

More than 15,000 fired in new wave of mass dismissals in Turkey

A new wave of mass dismissals and shuttering of associations hit Turkey on Tuesday, as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced 9,977 members of the security forces and 5,419...

NATO chief: Turkish alliance soldiers seeking asylum in other nations

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Turkish soldiers in the military alliance have sought asylum in other countries amid a government crackdown following an attempted coup....

Dozens detained at Istanbul university in post coup crackdown

Police detained at least 73 academics at Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul on Friday as part of an ongoing crackdown in the wake of the July coup attempt by a faction in the military.