• Turkish military officers flee Erdogan

    President Erdogan is accusing his NATO officers of complicity in the failed coup. They've been ordered back to Turkey. Their NATO IDs and diplomatic passports have been revoked. Now, they're seeking asylum in Belgium.

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  • Erdoğan’s long arms reach Switzerland

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants Turkish citizens in Switzerland to be followed for "insults" against him. According to Swiss resources, Erdoğan wanted Swiss government to provide intelligence about Turkish citizens living in Switzerland who criticize and comment about him. Erdoğan also

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  • Monday Talk with the Purged Former Turkish-NATO Officer

    Vocal Europe: Can you talk about yourself? When did you first enter the military, what kind of official positions have you so far held? What was your last responsibility as a Turkish military official at NATO Headquarter in Brussels? Purged Officer: I joined Turkish Military in 1985. I started

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  • Turkey’s Relentless Attack on the Press

    It should come as no surprise that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey would praise Donald Trump for refusing to talk to a CNN reporter at a news conference. For years, Mr. Erdogan has been crushing independent voices as part of a broader effort to assert authoritarian control. Earlier this

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  • Can Erdogan get away with murder?

    MICHAEL RUBIN Tens of thousands of political prisoners now languish in Turkish prisons. Few have seen, or hope to see, a court room anytime soon. Rumors are rife about the mistreatment—rapes, beatings, and electrical shocks—of Turkish prisoners, including political prisoners and July 15 coup

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  • Unprecedented Scale of Turkey’s Purge in Numbers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBa25LxdfyE Which year was the worst in history? When one considers the Syrian war, ISIS’ terrorism, countless mass killings, and the worst refugee crisis since World War II, many think 2016 is a 'good' contender for the title. Of course, it’s an

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  • Erdogan’s Private Youth Army

    BURAK BERDIL Critics, including opposition lawmakers, are inquiring about Sadat's activities, suspecting its real mission may be to train official or unofficial paramilitary forces to fight Erdogan's multitude of wars inside and outside Turkey. Initially, the youth branches will be formed

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  • The last nail in the coffin of Turkish democracy

    By Okan Turna On July 15, 2016 Turkey witnessed an unprecedented coup attempt by a faction within its armed forces. While the attempt was still ongoing, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government were quick enough to blame Fethullah Gülen, an Islamic scholar who lives in

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  • Turkey’s post-coup brain drain

    Whether sacked in the post-coup purge or for signing a petition decrying violence against Kurds, Turkish academics are leaving in droves and don't plan to return. They say more will follow, irreparably damaging Turkey. After spending years researching abroad, Bekir Cinar returned to Turkey to as

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  • Handling Turkey’s Runaway Politics

    MARC PIERINI Following Turkey’s failed July 15 coup attempt, which caused deep shock in the country’s entire society and state apparatus, the Turkish authorities launched a massive crackdown on suspected followers of the movement of Fethullah Gülen, a former ally turned archenemy of the

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