Members of Turkey's armed forces on July 15 tried to stage a military coup. They began with a statement saying they had seized control of the country "to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for law and order to be reinstated."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan early in the morning on July 16 declared he is in control of the country.
More than 1,500 military personnel were arrested across the country after the coup attempt.
Eight Turkish soldiers, who fled the country after the July coup attempt, initially considered the possibility of escaping to Russia or Ukraine instead of Greece, Anadolu reported Tuesday, citing a source in Turkey's Prosecutor's office.
The Turkish president said the purge has not been over yet.
The police of Antalya, Turkey, detained ex-chief of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security staff Maksut Karal due to his alleged links to the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen (FETO), suspected by Ankara of masterminding the July coup attempt.
A prosecutor urged Greece’s Supreme Court on Wednesday not to extradite two Turkish officers who are wanted in Turkey on accusations of being involved in the failed July coup.
Turkish prosecution sanctioned arrests of 87 Istanbul University employees who may be linked to Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen accused of orchestrating the July coup attempt, local media reported Friday.
Turkish authorities decided on Tuesday to dismiss more than 15,000 people, working in different governmental institutions and serving in country's army and law enforcement agencies, because of their alleged links to the thwarted coup in July, local media reported.
Turkish people will never forget Russia's support during the coup attempt in July, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
The Turkish prime minister explained that the death penalty cannot be applied to coup attempt participants because the law, which abolished it, is not retroactive: in the event of reintroduction the capital punishment will affect only crimes committed thereafter.
Turkish police have detained Murat Sabuncu, the editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, the media outlet said Monday.
The Turkish Prosecutor's Office authorized the detention of 73 military pilots suspected of having links with the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen who is believed by Ankara to be the mastermind behind a recent failed coup attempt, local media reported on Thursday.
A major reshuffle occurred to the police body in Turkey, where police chiefs in 61 Turkish provinces were either substituted or moved to other positions, local media reported, citing a government decree published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday.
The Turkish authorities issued on Friday arrest warrants for 189 judiciary personnel on suspicion of using the ByLock communication application, which is known to be used by supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, suspected by Ankara of masterminding the coup attempt.
Ankara has dismissed more than 60,000 people suspected of having ties with cleric Fethullah Gulen and possible involvement in the July coup attempt.
The Turkish government suspended from duty on Tuesday 12,801 police officers, pending a probe into their suspected links to a terrorist group led allegedly by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim accused on Saturday the members of Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO) of spreading false rumors about the possibility of the second coup.
The Turkish government has shut down 12 TV channels, including seven in Kurdish language, under the state of emergency imposed after the coup attempt in July, local media reported Thursday.
Turkish state of emergency could be extended for another three months, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.
Ankara expects Washington's response to the request to arrest the alleged mastermind of the July coup attempt within two days.
Turkish police have arrested 32,000 people in connection with the July 15 coup attempt.
Turkey must abide by the right to a fair trial in the wake of the military coup attempt, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday.
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