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Chefs der prokurdischen Partei HDP in Türkei festgenommen

Nov 04 2016

Ankara/Diyarbakir Die türkische Polizei ist erneut gegen Politiker der prokurdischen Oppositionspartei HDP vorgegangen: Die beiden Vorsitzenden wurden laut Anwälten am frühen Freitagmorgen festgenommen.

Turkish academics, students protest against post-coup purges

Nov 03 2016

ISTANBUL Hundreds of academics, students and union members staged a protest on Thursday against a purge of thousands of educational staff since Turkey's attempted military coup in July.

Violence flares in Turkey's tense southeast after mayors' arrest

Oct 27 2016

ISTANBUL Five members of Turkey's security forces and five Kurdish militants were killed on Thursday in clashes in the southeast, where unrest has flared since the arrest this week of two popular mayors.

Ottoman prince visits former realm to spread laughter

Oct 25 2016

ISTANBUL It's not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan.

Turkey determined to play role in planned Mosul offensive: Erdogan

Oct 14 2016

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to take part in a planned operation by coalition forces to oust Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul and will implement a "plan B" if it is not involved, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Turkey orders detention of 125 police officers: media

Oct 11 2016

ISTANBUL A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the detention of 125 police officers in the investigation of a religious movement the government blames for an unsuccessful military coup, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkey pulls plug on 20 radio, TV channels in post-coup emergency decree

Sep 30 2016

ISTANBUL Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children's programs, on charges they spread "terrorist propaganda", adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media.

Erdogan sees 'ulterior motives' in U.S. case against gold trader

Sep 25 2016

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan believes U.S. federal attorneys had ulterior motives in including references to him and his wife in court papers related to their prosecution of a gold trader, Turkish media on Sunday quoted him as saying.

UPDATE 1-Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' after coup

Sep 24 2016

ISTANBUL, Sept 24 Ratings agency Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating to "junk," citing worries about the rule of law after an attempted coup and risks from a slowing economy, in a move that could deter billions of dollars of investment.

Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk'

Sep 24 2016

ISTANBUL, Sept 24 Credit ratings agency Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Turkey's sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade citing worries about the rule of law following an attempted coup, risks from external financing and a slowing economy.

World News

Blinken says Russian attack on Ukraine could come at very short notice

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-can-attack-ukraine-very-short-notice-blinken-says-visit-kyiv-2022-01-19 said on Wednesday that Russia could launch a new attack on Ukraine at "very short notice" as he met the country's president on the first leg of a new diplomatic push to avert war.