Erdogan chairs security council as 50 000 hit by purge

2016-07-20 16:16

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has chaired a crunch security meeting for the first time since the failed coup, as around 50 000 people have either been detained or sacked.

Turkey holds 26 generals, including ex-air chief, over coup

2016-07-19 13:40

A Turkish court has remanded in custody 26 senior generals on charges of playing a role in the failed coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said on Tuesday.

Turkey detains 6 000 in purge after failed coup

2016-07-18 05:20

Turkish authorities have pressed on with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 6 000 people detained as he vowed to stamp out the "virus" of the putschists.

Turkey rounds up generals, judges after failed coup

2016-07-17 10:00

Turkish authorities have rounded up dozens of generals, senior judges and prosecutors accused of supporting a failed military coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Egypt's pro-army media jump gun, welcome Turkey coup

2016-07-16 19:36

Some of Egypt's pro-army media have jumped the gun in their reporting on the attempted coup in Turkey, declaring it a success and welcoming the overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Merkel urges Erdogan to deal with coup plotters lawfully

2016-07-16 18:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned "in the strongest terms" the failed coup in Turkey, but called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to deal with the plotters lawfully.

Israel reaches reconciliation deal with Turkey

2016-06-27 07:14

An Israeli official says the government has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers.

Have 'at least 3 kids', says Erdogan

2016-06-06 08:16

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turkish women to have at least three children, saying a woman's life was "incomplete" if she failed to have kids.

Turkish PM announces decision to step down

2016-05-05 14:00

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter trip on power.

Berlin may prosecute comedian over Erdogan

2016-04-11 21:08

Germany is considering a request from Turkey to prosecute a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about the Turkish president.


Erdogan foe Gulen urges US to reject extradition bid

2016-07-20 10:50

US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen urged Washington to reject Turkey's efforts to extradite him and rejected as "ridiculous" the claim he was behind the past week's coup attempt.

Turkey's failed coup: what we know

2016-07-18 14:23

Some 7 500 people have been detained in Turkey and almost 9 000 officials sacked after a failed coup at the weekend which has stunned the country.

Erdogan lauds 'martyrs' of democracy

2016-07-17 16:29

During a passionate speech at the funeral of victims killed during a coup bid, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has paid tribute to the "martyrs" of democracy.

Erdogan calls on US to extradite preacher Gulen in Istanbul speech

2016-07-16 21:08

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the United States to extradite the preacher Fethullah Gulen, who he accuses of masterminding the failed coup, to face justice in Turkey.

US envoy Kerry says no-one saw Turkey coup bid coming

2016-07-16 18:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that Washington had no idea that a coup attempt was brewing in NAato ally Turkey before the bloody events.

Rattled Erdogan speaks to Turkey via mobile phone

2016-07-16 02:46

Up against the greatest challenge of his political career in facing down an attempted coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been prepared to use any means to speak to the people.

Turkish professor calls non-praying people 'animals'

2016-06-13 21:25

A Turkish professor has sparked a furore by branding people who don't pray as "animals", on a state television programme celebrating the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Turkish technocrat nominated as PM

2016-05-19 17:48

Turkey's governing party has unveiled its likely new leader and the country's next prime minister.

Germany OKs criminal probe over TV comic's Erdogan satire

2016-04-15 17:15

Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against a German TV comedian over a crude satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has sparked a bitter row over free speech.

Obama meets Erdogan amid talk of 'snub'

2016-04-01 10:09

US President Barack Obama met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, the White House says, amid serious tensions over press freedom and the war in Syria.

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