Turkey says gives U.S. new documents on Gulen extradition request
Oct28

Turkey says gives U.S. new documents on Gulen extradition request

Turkey has handed over to the U.S. Justice Department further documents to back its request for the extradition of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara accuses of orchestrating a failed July 15 coup attempt, Turkey’s justice minister said on Thursday. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that in a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Washington on Wednesday he gave U.S. authorities three new folders of...

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Turkey says suspends 12,801 police over alleged links with cleric Gulen
Oct04

Turkey says suspends 12,801 police over alleged links with cleric Gulen

Turkish authorities have suspended 12,801 police officers from duty, police headquarters said today, over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his network, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July. The move came after the Interior Ministry launched an investigation into the police force, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, and a day after the Turkish government extended a state of emergency for...

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Turkey police detain Gulen’s brother in coup probe
Oct02

Turkey police detain Gulen’s brother in coup probe

Kutbettin Gulen was detained by police acting on a tip-off at the home of a relative in the Gaziemir district of the western Izmir province, Anadolu news agency said. He is the first of Gulen’s siblings to be detained after the coup bid. He is accused of “membership of an armed terror group”, Anadolu said, without giving further details. Kutbettin Gulen is currently being questioned by anti-terror police.   Source:...

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Turkish teachers sacked in Baku over alleged ties with suspected coup plotter Gulen
Aug17

Turkish teachers sacked in Baku over alleged ties with suspected coup plotter Gulen

Fifty Turkish teachers have been fired from Azerbaijan’s Qafqaz University, the Baku-based Kavkazinfo news agency reported today, citing Rector Elmar Gasymov. “Professors, heads of university departments and deans are among those sacked. All of them will be leaving Azerbaijan by the end of this month and returning to Turkey,” Gazymov announced, adding that local staff have been already appointed to replace those dismissed....

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Turkish ruling party purges US-based cleric’s followers
Aug05

Turkish ruling party purges US-based cleric’s followers

Turkey’s state-run news agency says the ruling party has instructed its local branches and municipalities to purge themselves of followers of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by the government of being behind the country’s failed July 15 coup. Gulen has denied any responsibility for or prior knowledge of the attempted coup. The Anadolu Agency says the Justice and Development Party, founded by...

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