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'Traitors, filth': Turkish protesters berate accused in coup trial - Middle East Eye

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Cries of "traitor" and "murderer" rang out and nooses were thrown in their path as 41 former high-ranking military officers were marched single file and in handcuffs to a custom-built courthouse on Tuesday, when one of the biggest ...and more »

Hundreds face judges in Turkey's biggest coup trial -

Almost 500 suspects are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government from an airbase seen as the plotters' hub. 1 Aug 2017. Those held in custody include former air force chief Akin Ozturk [Reuters]. Turkey is holding its largest trial over the ...and more »

Jailed journalist remains 'patient' despite 150 days of solitary, wife says - CNN

(CNN) When TV producer Dilek Mayaturk decided to marry her long-time partner, journalist Deniz Yucel, it wasn't a dream wedding. "It was not a celebration," she told CNN. The couple's nuptials took place inside a high security prison outside Istanbul ...and more »

Main coup trial begins in Turkey against nearly 500 suspects - Deutsche Welle

One of the most important coup trials against the alleged leaders of last year's coup attempt has begun in Turkey. The suspects are accused of running the coup bid from Akinci air base outside Ankara. Turkei Ankara - Angeklate werden zu Gericht ...and more »

Why is Turkey buying the Russian S-400 missile defence system? - TRT World

The purchase of the system is part of a policy to better protect itself from wars raging on it's borders and to make the country's defence industry more self-sufficient. But the move risks damaging relations with its NATO allies. File image of Russian ...and more »

Turkish government steps up attempt to ease economic row with Germany - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish economy officials have accelerated efforts to tone down a recent row with Germany, vowing that German investments in Turkey were safe and citing a “communication mistake” for reports about an anti-terror probe against hundreds German companies ...and more »

US, NATO wait to see if Russia-Turkey defense deal goes through - Al-Monitor

Turkey's recent move to acquire a Russian S-400 missile defense system has raised eyebrows in the United States, as Moscow looks on with a smile. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images. Russia's S-400 air defense missile system rides through Red Square during ...and more »

Pentagon Concerned By Russian Missile Deal With NATO Ally - Newsweek

Russian S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems drive during the Victory Day parade, marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016. Maxim ...and more »

Berlin wants more EU pressure on Turkey, asks to freeze customs union talks - EURACTIV

Pulling the plug on the customs union update could directly affect the Cyprus talks. [European Commission]. Comments Print Facebook LinkedIn5 Google + Twitter WhatsApp Email. Berlin is pushing the European Commission to halt talks with Turkey over ...and more »

Tensions with Germany expose rift in AKP ranks - Al-Monitor

The contrasting statements of Turkey's president and prime minister over the latest row with Germany signal a rift ahead of the 2019 presidential election. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler. German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...and more »