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Erdogan says to extend Turkey's emergency rule, rounds on rating agencies

Sep 29 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that emergency rule could be extended beyond a year and rounded on rating agencies after Moody's cut Turkey to "junk" status, helping send the lira to its weakest in almost two months.

Turkey-backed rebels could push further south in Syria, Erdogan says

Sep 19 2016

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey-backed rebels may extend their zone of control in northern Syria by pushing south and are now targeting the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Turkish nationalist party expels leadership challenger

Sep 08 2016

ISTANBUL Turkey's nationalist opposition has expelled a member who attempted to oust its veteran leader, the party said on Thursday, jettisoning a rebel seen by some as capable of chipping at the power of President Tayyip Erdogan.

At G20 meeting, Turkey pushes plan for "safe zone" in Syria

Sep 05 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he had urged world powers at a G20 meeting to set up a "safe zone" in Syria where there would be no fighting and which could help stem migrant flows from the Arab nation.

At G20 meeting, Turkey pushes plan for 'safe zone' in Syria

Sep 05 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he had urged world powers at a G20 meeting to set up a "safe zone" in Syria where there would be no fighting and which could help stem migrant flows from the Arab nation.

At G20 meeting, Turkey pushes plan for "safe zone" in Syria

Sep 05 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he had urged world powers at a G20 meeting to set up a "safe zone" in Syria where there would be no fighting and which could help stem migrant flows from the Arab nation.

Turkey's post-coup purges shake higher education

Aug 30 2016

ISTANBUL With the summer holiday almost over, computer science student Hande Tekiner should be gearing up for a year of cram sessions and late-night homework. Instead, she may have nowhere to return to, as her university was shut after Turkey's failed coup.

Turkey chides U.S., Europe as Erdogan meets Russia's Putin

Aug 09 2016

ISTANBUL Turkey on Tuesday warned of rising anti-American sentiment and risks to a migrant deal with the European Union, ramping up the rhetoric in the face of Western alarm over the scale of purges in state institutions since last month's failed coup.

Coup arrests push Turkish penal system to breaking point

Aug 04 2016

ISTANBUL Even before last month's coup attempt, Turkey's penal system was overstretched, with crowded prisons and backlogged courts. Now, it is struggling to cope with an influx of thousands who have been detained in the aftermath of the attempted putsch.

Coup arrests push Turkish penal system to breaking point

Aug 04 2016

ISTANBUL Even before last month's coup attempt, Turkey's penal system was overstretched, with crowded prisons and backlogged courts. Now, it is struggling to cope with an influx of thousands who have been detained in the aftermath of the attempted putsch.

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