Turkey failed military coup

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, paramilitary police and members of the special forces escort suspects of a failed coup in 2016, among them former Air Force commander Akin Ozturk, outside the courthouse at the start of a trial, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's state-run news agency says Thursday, June 20, 2019, a court in Ankara has sentenced several people, including Ozturk, accused of being the ringleaders of the 2016 failed military coup, to life terms in prison.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
June 20, 2019 - 8:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media. In total, Haberturk television said 128 people, most of them former military officers, were given life...
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Soldiers march during a changing of guard ceremony as thousands of people visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, to pay respect on the day marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Turkey's War of Independence under the leadership of young Ottoman army general, Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), 38, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 20, 2019 - 6:16 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013. The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the suspects were...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition, Republican People's Party's (CHP) mayoral candidate in Istanbul, waves to supporters during a rally in Istanbul, late Monday, May 6, 2019. Turkey's top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the president's party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 07, 2019 - 2:50 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's opposition is denouncing a decision by the country's electoral board to force a re-run of the mayoral race in Istanbul. The Supreme Electoral Board ruled Monday in favor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party, which challenged the outcome of the March 31...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and his Greek counterpart Giorgos Katrougalos embrace before their talks in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Cavusogly says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2019 - 7:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could soon meet as part of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement during a joint news conference with his Greek...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, members of the media work outside the United States consulate in Istanbul. Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, working at the consulate, is set to go on trial in March on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, a court decided Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Topuz, has been in custody since October 2017. (AP Photo/Neyran Elden, File)
February 02, 2019 - 6:35 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul is set to go on trial in March on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, a court decided Friday. A court ruled to keep Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, in...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, right, speaks with Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Supreme Court during an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Cabello and other high-ranking allies pledged to stand behind Maduro and denounced Juan Guaido who declared himself interim president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 24, 2019 - 3:45 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all Venezuelan diplomats home from the United States and is closing its embassy — despite U.S. refusal to do the same in his country. Maduro said Thursday that...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:24 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a U.S. delegation is meeting Turkish officials to discuss a long-standing Turkish request for the extradition of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen who is accused of being behind the failed coup in 2016. Anadolu Agency said Thursday that the...
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Kamil Demirkaya, a Turkish journalist who was temporarily detained based on an extradition request from Turkey for "being a member of a criminal, terrorist group", talks on the phone in front of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018. A Turkish journalist suspected of having links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
December 05, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said. Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration." Fethullah Gulen (FEH'-too-lah goo-LEN') has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono...
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Pastor Andrew Brunson, center left, and his wife Norine Brunson arrive at Adnan Menderes airport for a flight to Germany after his release following his trial in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, in a move that is likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
October 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm
IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues...
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