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Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle

At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path. Since

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Erdogan orders closure of 1,000 schools

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in which some suspects can be detained without charge, in his first decree since declaring a three-month state of emergency.

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Pegasus receives first CFM-powered A320neo

Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's leading low-cost airline, recently took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines, becoming the first airline to do so for the type. Pegasus placed the l

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Erdogan pledges army overhaul in shakeup

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week's failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign o

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No return to past repression, assures Turkey

Turkey tried to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there will be no return to the deep repression of the past even though President Tayyip Erdogan has imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s.

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Erdogan declares three-month state of emergency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan

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Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge

Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.

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Turkey widens post-coup purge

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the US unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.

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US lifts ban on flights to and from Turkey

The United States has lifted a ban on flights to and from Turkey following a failed coup in the country, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday. The ban, which included both direct flights and those from a thi

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Turkey widens purge, demands US hand over cleric

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the US unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.

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