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Ankara's mayor blames FETO for earthquake

Ankara's mayor Melih Gokcek warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy. His comments …

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers requested asylum in Germany

About 40 mostly high-ranking Turkish soldiers who worked at NATO facilities in Germany but were suspended after the failed coup in Turkey in July have requested asylum in Germany, Reuters reported citing news magazine Der Spiegel and broadcaster …

Turkey blasts Greek court ruling on fugitive soldiers

The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested Thursday a Greek court's decision not to "extradite the eight fugitive Turkish soldiers, which the Turkish government accuses of having links to the July 2016 foiled coup attempt," Anadolu …

Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the extradition of eight Turkish military officers sought by Ankara over July's failed cou, a justice source said, Al Jazeera reports. In addition, the court ordered that the …

Erdogan announces preliminary results on FETO arrests

The Turkish authorities have arrested about 43,000 people on suspicion of being affiliated with the Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO), which Ankara believes to be behind the July coup attempt, Turkish President …

Turkey extends emergency rule by three months more

Turkey's parliament voted overnight to extend emergency rule by three months in a move which the government said was needed to sustain a purge of supporters of the US-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating July's failed …

Turkey remands 100 military officers in FETO probe

An Istanbul court remanded in custody 100 pro-coup soldiers in a probe into the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) while seven were released under judicial control, Anadolu agency reports. The police arrested 351 suspects on …

87 Istanbul University academics detained

Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrest of 87 people linked to Istanbul University in an investigation targeting followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of being behind July's attempted coup. The police …

Turkey reinstates over 6000 suspended teachers

Turkish authorities have reinstated over 6,000 teachers suspended after the July failed coup accused of terror links, the education ministry said on Friday, Middle East Online reports. "6,007 personnel suspended over links to …