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Why Is Turkey Accusing Me of Plotting a Coup? - New York Times;

Why Is Turkey Accusing Me of Plotting a Coup? - New York Times

New York TimesWhy Is Turkey Accusing Me of Plotting a Coup?New York TimesWASHINGTON — On the night of July 15, elements of the Turkish military attempted a coup. It was a poorly organized effort that was defeated by a combination of people power, loyal units and serendipity. What made this failed effort remarkable was the ...and more »

US charter schools with Turkish ties affected by crackdown - NOLA.com;

US charter schools with Turkish ties affected by crackdown - NOLA.com

NOLA.comUS charter schools with Turkish ties affected by crackdownNOLA.comNew Orleans' Abramson Charter School had ties to the Gulen movement. It closed abruptly in July 2011, when this photo was taken, amid a Times-Picayune investigation into major mismanagement at the school. (Eliot Kamenitz, The Times-Picayune archives).and more »

EU-Turkey: time for more dialogue and cooperation - EU News

EU-Turkey: time for more dialogue and cooperationEU NewsMartin Schulz stressed the need to improve EU-Turkey relations on his first visit to the country after the attempted coup. A coup attempt, terrorist attacks, a war at the border and three million refugees... Turkey faces difficult times as do its ...and more »

EU's migrant deal with Turkey on the line - New Europe;

EU's migrant deal with Turkey on the line - New Europe

New EuropeEU's migrant deal with Turkey on the lineNew EuropeA handout picture provided by Turkish President Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shake hands with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz (L) during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 01 September 2016. Author.and more »

Turkey removes more than 10000 security personnel, academics in purge - Reuters;

Turkey removes more than 10000 security personnel, academics in purge - Reuters

ReutersTurkey removes more than 10000 security personnel, academics in purgeReutersPeople wave national flags as they wait for Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan arrival to the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas. ANKARA Turkish authorities have suspended about 8,000 ...and more »

LETTERS: Turkey's consul general dismisses Trib column while Hewitt fan touts Baylor Bears - Waco Tribune-Herald

LETTERS: Turkey's consul general dismisses Trib column while Hewitt fan touts Baylor BearsWaco Tribune-HeraldDavid Oualaalou's Aug. 21 column, “Turkey, longtime ally, ponders new directions after July coup,” does not reflect the current state of Turkey-U.S. relations and cooperation. The dismissive allegation that “Turkey on paper remains an ally of the ...and more »

Turkish Prosecutor Coup Indictment: Gulen, Like Mormons, Is a CIA Project - Breitbart News;

Turkish Prosecutor Coup Indictment: Gulen, Like Mormons, Is a CIA Project - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsTurkish Prosecutor Coup Indictment: Gulen, Like Mormons, Is a CIA ProjectBreitbart NewsIn an official indictment against individuals allegedly tied to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish prosecutor has argued that Gulen's Hismet organization is a CIA project and compared it to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS ...and more »

Turkey: Prosecutor Claims Gulen Movement, Like Scientology And Mormonism Founded By CIA - Eurasia Review;

Turkey: Prosecutor Claims Gulen Movement, Like Scientology And Mormonism Founded By CIA - Eurasia Review

Eurasia ReviewTurkey: Prosecutor Claims Gulen Movement, Like Scientology And Mormonism Founded By CIAEurasia ReviewFethullah Gulen's movement was founded by the US special services, claims a Turkish prosecutor. Authorities in Ankara have accused the US-based cleric of masterminding the attempted military coup on July 15. The Gulen movement has the same structure ...and more »

Turkey sacks 8000 security personnel for alleged coup involvement - Middle East Eye

Turkey sacks 8000 security personnel for alleged coup involvementMiddle East EyeTurkey removed almost 8,000 security personnel from duty late on Thursday, according to state media, as the purge continued of those suspected of links to the 15 July failed coup. A total of 7,669 police were removed along with 323 personnel in the ...and more »

Turkish premier rejects EU demands for changes to anti-terror laws - Press TV;

Turkish premier rejects EU demands for changes to anti-terror laws - Press TV

Press TVTurkish premier rejects EU demands for changes to anti-terror lawsPress TVTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has dismissed demands by the European Union for changing the country's counter-terror law in return for granting Turkish citizens visa-free entry to Europe. “We once again reiterate that we cannot make any ...and more »

Diplomatic efforts to save EU-Turkey migrant deal - euronews;

Diplomatic efforts to save EU-Turkey migrant deal - euronews

euronewsDiplomatic efforts to save EU-Turkey migrant dealeuronewsBuilding bridges in Ankara, the European Parliament President Martin Schulz met with the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to work out their differences on the EU-Turkey migrant deal. Ankara was promised visa-free travel in return for stemming the ...and more »

'EU did not support Turkey in a timely manner after the coup,' EP president says - Daily Sabah;

'EU did not support Turkey in a timely manner after the coup,' EP president says - Daily Sabah

Daily Sabah'EU did not support Turkey in a timely manner after the coup,' EP president saysDaily SabahTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz at Çankaya Prime Ministerial Office during their meeting in Ankara, on September 1, 2016. The president of European Parliament visited Ankara on Thursday ...and more »

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Says Turkey Cannot Soften Anti-Terror Stance - JP Updates;

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Says Turkey Cannot Soften Anti-Terror Stance - JP Updates

JP UpdatesTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Says Turkey Cannot Soften Anti-Terror StanceJP UpdatesAFP/File / Adem Altan. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speaks during a meeting of his Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara on August 9, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Binali ...and more »

EU in Turkey charm offensive - EUobserver;

EU in Turkey charm offensive - EUobserver

EUobserverEU in Turkey charm offensiveEUobserverThe EU dispatched senior officials to Ankara in an effort to salvage a migrant swap deal and restore strained diplomatic relations. Both European Parliament president Martin Schulz and EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos are meeting Turkish ...and more »

Turkey coup attempt: 543 more court officials sacked - BBC News;

Turkey coup attempt: 543 more court officials sacked - BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey coup attempt: 543 more court officials sackedBBC NewsA further 543 judges and prosecutors have been sacked in Turkey, bringing the number of dismissals since July's failed coup to at least 3,288. The new dismissals were reported as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated the start of the new judicial ...and more »

EU Parliament chief softens line on visa-free travel for Turkey - Deutsche Welle;

EU Parliament chief softens line on visa-free travel for Turkey - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleEU Parliament chief softens line on visa-free travel for TurkeyDeutsche WelleHead of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has told Turkey on a visit to Ankara that the EU still wants to see changes to Turkey's anti-terrorism laws. But failure to do so is not a deal breaker, he said. Türkei Ankara - Martin Schulz & Binali ...and more »

Erdogan's Gulenist Witch Hunt Spreads to Larissa, Greece - Greek Reporter;

Erdogan's Gulenist Witch Hunt Spreads to Larissa, Greece - Greek Reporter

Greek ReporterErdogan's Gulenist Witch Hunt Spreads to Larissa, GreeceGreek ReporterTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking Turkish coup-instigators far and wide, including in Larissa, Thessaly. A person of particular interest to the Turkish leader is Brigadier Numan Yendigildiz, the Turkish administrative head of the South ...and more »

Turkish PM says made explicit to EU that cannot change anti-terror law - Reuters;

Turkish PM says made explicit to EU that cannot change anti-terror law - Reuters

ReutersTurkish PM says made explicit to EU that cannot change anti-terror lawReutersTurkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildrim addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas. ANKARA Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said he ...and more »

Turkey made clear to EU that it cannot change anti-terror law, PM Yıldırım tells Schulz - Daily Sabah;

Turkey made clear to EU that it cannot change anti-terror law, PM Yıldırım tells Schulz - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahTurkey made clear to EU that it cannot change anti-terror law, PM Yıldırım tells SchulzDaily SabahPrime Minister Binali Yıldırım said he had made clear to visiting European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Thursday that Turkey could not ease or make amendments to its anti-terrorism laws, a demand of Brussels in order for Turks to gain visa ...and more »

Middle-East Institute Scholar on Biden's Turkey Visit & Russian Relations - Georgia Today;

Middle-East Institute Scholar on Biden's Turkey Visit & Russian Relations - Georgia Today

Georgia TodayMiddle-East Institute Scholar on Biden's Turkey Visit & Russian RelationsGeorgia TodayRoss Harrison is a Scholar at the Middle-East Institute and a professor at the Georgetown University in Washington. We asked him to analyze the US-Turkey relations and the impact on Georgia of the latest moves in Turkish foreign policy. How would you ...and more »