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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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Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army

Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.

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Turkish forces foil coup against Erdogan after crowds rally

Turkish forces loyal to President Tayyip Erdogan largely crushed an attempted military coup on Saturday after crowds answered his call to take to the streets in support of the government and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks.

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Turkish coup bid crumbles, President Erdogan returns

Forces loyal to the Turkish government fought on Saturday to crush the remnants of a military coup attempt which crumbled after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks

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Army seizes power in Turkey, Erdogan says in command

Turkey's military said on Friday it had seized power but President Tayyip Erdogan vowed that the attempted coup would be put down. At least 60 people were killed after a faction of the armed forces attempted to seize power, official

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Army seizes power in Turkey, PM says still in command

Turkey's military said on Friday it had seized power, but the prime minister said the attempted coup would be put down. If successful, the overthrow of President Tayyip Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey since 2003, would amount to

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Dubai Courts starts special service for defence personnel

The Dubai Courts has added a new achievement to its portfolio with the launch of ‘Quick Transition Service,’ a special facility that provides armed forces personnel with instant access to legal and judicial services. A

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Saudi suspends $3bn package to Lebanese army

Saudi Arabia has suspended a $3 billion aid package for the Lebanese army to buy French weapons, state news agency SPA reported.   The agency also quoted an official source as saying that the kingdom has also can

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Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of a

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Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of a

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