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Turkey detains 54 former university staff in Gulen-related operation

Turkey detains 54 former university staff in Gulen-related operation

Turkish police have detained 54 staff from a university shut down after an attempted coup last year that was blamed on US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

A mass trial in Turkey is set to resume Monday of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey extends emergency for another 3 months

Turkey extends emergency for another 3 months

Turkey on Monday extended emergency rule for another three months, almost a year after it was imposed in the wake of last July's failed military coup.

Newspaper accused of  "asymmetric war" on Erdogan

Newspaper accused of "asymmetric war" on Erdogan

Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for journalists from a leading opposition newspaper on charges of supporting a terrorist organisation and targeting President Tayyip Erdogan through "asymmetric war methods".

Germany not 'convinced' Gulen behind failed Turkey coup

Germany not 'convinced' Gulen behind failed Turkey coup

Germany's intelligence chief on Saturday said that US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen was not the mastermind behind a failed July 15 coup aimed at ousting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey's Diyanet denies illegal activity by imams in Germany

Turkey's Diyanet denies illegal activity by imams in Germany

The head of Turkey's Diyanet religious authority denied on Friday that any of its imams had ever been involved in illegal activities and said investigations into them over alleged espionage had defamed the organisation.

Turkey detains 800 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkey detains 800 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkish police have detained more than 800 people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in the past two days, a police source said on Tuesday, a crackdown the pro-Kurdish parliamentary party said was aimed at sidelining it ahead of a referendum.

Turkey extends emergency rule by three months

Turkey extends emergency rule by three months

Turkey's parliament voted overnight to extend emergency rule by three months in a move which the government said was needed to sustain a purge of supporters of the US-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating July's failed coup.

Gulen behind Russian diplomat's killing: Turkey

Gulen behind Russian diplomat's killing: Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, ministry sources said on Tuesday.

Turkish police detain six after Russian ambassador shot dead

Turkish police detain six after Russian ambassador shot dead

Turkish police have detained six people over the killing of the Russian ambassador, state media said, who was shot in the back as he gave a speech in Ankara on Monday by an off-duty police officer.

Bill boosting Erdogan's power going to Turkey parliament

Bill boosting Erdogan's power going to Turkey parliament

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday a bill expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power would be brought to parliament next week, just months after the leader survived a coup attempt.

Gulen followers still active in police, armed forces: Erdogan

Gulen followers still active in police, armed forces: Erdogan

Followers of the cleric Turkey blames for orchestrating a failed coup this year are still active in the armed forces, judiciary and police, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, as he vowed to continue to root them out.