Turkey Coup Attempt

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...

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 asks BiH to take action against schools connected with Gulen

Turkish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Haldun Koc has reiterated that his government demands that Bosnian authorities impose a ban on all organisations and institutions which Ankara believes...

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.

Turkish NATO soldiers apply for asylum in Germany

Several Turkish soldiers stationed at a NATO airbase in Ramstein, Germany, have applied for asylum in that country, the head of the local administration said on Wednesday.

Pakistan expels Turkish teachers as Erdogan arrives

The Pakistani government said it would expel over 100 teachers from schools allegedly run by a rebel Turkish cleric as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Turkey returns some suspended police to posts, seeks to expand army

Turkey is returning 3,181 suspended security officials to their posts, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday, as the country continues to deal with the fallout of a coup attempt...

Sarajevo councillors strip teacher of award due to pressure from Turkey

The city council of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday stripped a math teacher, employed in the "Bosna-Sema" school within the Fethullah Gulen foundation, of an award he was given a...

Report: Germany granting few Turks asylum amid crackdown

Turkish citizens fleeing the post-coup purge and crackdown on Kurds in their country this year have had slim chances receiving asylum in Germany, migration officials said on Saturday.

850 Turkish cases brought to European human rights court since coup

Since Turkey's failed coup attempt in July, some 850 cases were filed at the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg, many related to civil servants dismissed from their posts, a senior...

Trump advisor pushes for closer ties to Turkey and Gulen extradition

A key advisor to Donald Trump suggested Washington should improve its relations with Turkey and extradite a preacher whom Ankara blames for a coup attempt in July, as Turkish media expressed hope...

Turkey detains 45 military pilots on coup-related charges

Turkey detained 45 airforce pilots on Thursday on charges connected to the July military coup, while a further 28 pilots are being sought, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.