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 35,000 Gulen supporters arrested in Turkey

Turkey has arrested more than 35,000 people over alleged links to the group run by the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for the failed July coup, local media reported. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the …

Ankara: Gulen could flee

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that Turkey had received intelligence that the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was seeking a third country to escape to in the event that the United States agrees …

Turkey to release almost 40,000 prisoners from jails

Turkey is set to release 38,000 prisoners that are currently in jail in an apparent move to make space for those who plotted last month's coup, Turkish justice minister Bekir Bozdag wrote on Twitter, adding  that the …

US delegation to mull Gulen’s extradition

A delegation of the US Department of Justice will visit Turkey August 22 to discuss Fethullah Gulen’s extradition, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said. “The US must not …

 Turkish Justice Ministry: Gulen could flee US

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that Turkey is receiving intelligence that the Muslim cleric it blames for orchestrating a coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen, could flee his residence in the …

Istanbul airport explosions: 28 dead, 60 injured

At least 28 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey. Several attackers blew themselves up at Turkey’s largest airport after a confrontation with police on Tuesday night, according to Turkish authorities and television reports. Earlier, the justice minister, Bekir Bozdag, said that one of the attackers had fired an automatic weapon before detonating explosives, The New York Times reports. According to the TV channel CNN Turk, a Turkish government official said that the police fired shots at two suspected attackers at the entryway to the airport’s international terminal, in an effort to stop them before they reached the building’s security checkpoint. The two suspects then blew themselves up, the official said.

Five Turkish citizens jailed for insulting Erdogan

Five men have been jailed in Turkey for 'insulting' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Agence France-Presse reports. The five from the southern province of Sanliurfa were accused of damaging the president on social media, …