Turkey’s Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

By Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall ISTANBUL (Reuters) – More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup – a show of strength staged in the… Read More › Syndicated from Asia Times Continue reading Turkey’s Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

As Turkey’s coup strains ties with West, detente with Russia gathers pace

By Nick Tattersall and Alexander Winning ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) – As Turkey’s relations with Europe and the United States are strained by the fallout from its failed coup, President Tayyip Erdogan travels to Russia on Tuesday to meet Vladimir Putin in… Read More ›
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Turkey may part ways with the West after failed coup attempt

As Turks celebrate the defeat of the recent coup attempt with night rallies, the government continues its massive purge of army and civilian state staff to prevent future coup attempts. But the number of people jailed or dismissed is so… Read More ›
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US general seeks to soothe Turkey ties strained by coup purge

By Nick Tattersall and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, Turkey (Reuters) – America’s highest-ranking military officer sought on Monday to soothe strained ties with NATO ally Turkey, which was angered by the West’s response to a failed military coup and by an… Read More ›
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Turkey slams West for failure to show solidarity against coup attempt

By Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western countries on Friday for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup, saying those who worried over the fate of coup supporters instead… Read More ›
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Meet Fethullah Gulen, Deep State Plotter

Meet Fethullah Gulen, Deep State Plotter:

How did a Turkish cleric of humble origins who makes no public appearances and is seen by almost no one amass a global network of schools, TV and print media, a trade association and a bank, all operated from a compound in Pennsylvania despite having been wanted by the Turkish government for decades, and all without having a registered mail address, corporate registration or even a central bank account?

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Turkey’s Foreign Policy Change Is Underway

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Change Is Underway:

Turkey is on its way to change its foreign policy orientation. Instead of facing “west” towards NATO and the pipe dream of European Union membership, it is looking “east” towards tighter cooperation with Russia, China and Iran. It will also want to intensify its already developed relations with the Central-Asian states Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

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Failed Coup Hastens Change In Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Failed Coup Hastens Change In Turkey’s Foreign Policy:

That Erdogan turns away from “west” and towards Iran and Russia does not yet mean peace for Syria.

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Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities… Read More ›
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Should Turkey Kidnap or Drone-Kill Turkish Cleric in Pennsylvania?

Should Turkey Kidnap or Drone-Kill Turkish Cleric in Pennsylvania?:

In light of the presence on U.S. soil of someone the Turkish government regards as a “terrorist” and a direct threat to its national security, would Turkey be justified in dispatching a weaponized drone over Pennsylvania to find and kill Gulen if the U.S. continues to refuse to turn him over, or sending covert operatives to kidnap him?…

That question, of course, is raised by the fact that the U.S. has spent many years now doing exactly this…

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