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Amnesty International chair detained in Izmir

Amnesty International says its director for Turkey Taner Kilic has been detained as part of a crackdown against people with suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The rights advocacy …

Turkish police seeking 144 people over FETO links

Turkish police said they are seeking 144 people including police, soldiers and prosecutors, over suspected links to the network of US-based Fetullah Gülen, accused by Ankara in orchestrating last year's failed …

Turkey suspends more than 9000 police officers

Turkey's police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. …

Turkey's coup attempt figure phoned by US consulate

A prosecutor’s office in Ankara has reportedly claimed in an indictment that a phone call was made by a mobile phone registered under the name of the US Consulate General in Istanbul to Adil Ökzüz, a suspected …

Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Switzerland

Switzerland is processing asylum requests from hundreds of Turkish citizens, including a few diplomats, reports. At a parliamentary Q&A session this week, the Swiss cabinet confirmed that 408 Turkish citizens had …

'Erdogan assassins' go on trial in Turkey

A court hearing on the alleged assassination attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup started Monday in Turkey's southwestern Mugla province. …

Turkish PM calls on US to extradite Gulen

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reiterated the country's demand for US cooperation on the extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen in a meeting with new US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) …

More than 4000 public servants dismissed in Turkey

Turkey dismissed 4,464 public servants, more than half from the Education Ministry, in a decree published on Tuesday, extending a purge of state officials following a failed coup in July. Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 125,000 …