Nearly 500 on trial in Turkey over failed coup

Nearly 500 people are going on trial in Turkey accused of taking part in last year’s failed coup. The trial is the largest yet in connection with the attempted takeover. But as Jeff Semple reports, it’s part of a much wider government crackdown. Watch video 

Turkey marks 1 year since coup attempt fires 7400 workers

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim talks during a special session in Turkey’s Parliament to mark the anniversary of the July 15, 2016 botched coup attempt, in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Turkey commemorates the first anniversary of the July 15 failed military attempt to overthrow Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a series of… Continue reading 

Turkey marks 1 year since July 15 coup attempt quashed

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, attends a ceremony marking the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt anniversary, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 14, 2017. Turkey commemorates the first anniversary of the July 15 failed military attempt to overthrow Erdogan, with a series of events honouring some 250 people who were killed across Turkey while… Continue reading 

Turkey dismisses more civil servants in post-coup purge

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Sanliurfa, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Turkey’s justice minister Bekir Bozdag says police have detained 18 people in connection with a foiled attack at courthouse in the western city of Izmir that nevertheless killed a policeman and a courthouse employee. Addressing crowds in Sanliurfa, near the… Continue reading 

Turkey dismisses more civil servants in post-coup purge

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Sanliurfa, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Turkey’s justice minister Bekir Bozdag says police have detained 18 people in connection with a foiled attack at courthouse in the western city of Izmir that nevertheless killed a policeman and a courthouse employee. Addressing crowds in Sanliurfa, near the… Continue reading 

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