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Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together after coup


ISTANBUL Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country.

Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle

ISTANBUL At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path.

World, 8:00am EDT

Turkey keen for mention in G20 communique, but rejected

CHENGDU, China Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said.

World, China, 4:45am EDT

Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

World, Jul 23 2016

Greece urges Turkey to show restraint on death penalty

ATHENS Turkey should exercise restraint and avoid restoring the death penalty after last week's failed military coup, Greece's foreign minister said in remarks published on Saturday.

World, Greece Jul 23 2016

Obama denies any U.S. involvement in Turkey coup bid

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday denied any U.S. role in Turkey's failed coup and insisted that an extradition request for a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating the putsch would have to go through normal channels.

World, Jul 22 2016

Turkey asking Turks abroad to report Gulen supporters whereabouts: Swedish Radio

STOCKHOLM Turkey is asking its nationals living abroad to report people and organizations that support a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is accused of masterminding a failed military coup to Turkish authorities, Swedish Radio reported on Friday.

World, Jul 22 2016

War-split Cyprus on edge as Turkey reels in crisis

NICOSIA Turkey's crackdown on government opponents and the imposition of a state of emergency following the abortive military coup last week has tempered hopes of a swift settlement on divided Cyprus.

World, Jul 22 2016

Merkel ally urges EU to suspend Turkey accession talks over purge

BERLIN An ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged the European Union to suspend accession talks with Turkey over a purge launched by the government against suspected plotters of last week's failed coup.

World, Jul 22 2016

Bulgaria braces for migrant arrivals after Turkey’s failed coup

SOFIA Bulgaria is bracing for a potential rush of migrants on its southern border following an attempted coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Friday.

World, Jul 22 2016

Al Qaeda chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps: SITE

ISLAMABAD Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in an audio interview calling on fighters to take Western hostages and exchange them for jailed jihadists, the monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday.