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Turkey coup attempt: From putsch to state of emergency

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army coup. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that …

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.

Turkey welcomes easing of Russian sanctions

Turkish experts, economists and political scientists, have welcomed the statement made by the Economic Development Ministry recently on exemptions of sanctions against Turkey, the corresponding project is to be submitted for consideration to the …