Turkey reinstate hundreds of civil servants following post-coup purges

Turkish authorities on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants in an emergency decree after finding they had no links to a group blamed for the 2016 failed coup. The public sector employees were sacked after being accused of downloading an encrypted messaging app known as ByLock, which the authorities say was used by the… Read More Turkey reinstate hundreds of civil servants following post-coup purges

Turkey detain dozens in anti-terrorism raids

‚Äč Turkish police detained 61 people over suspected links to Islamic State in anti-terror operations in two cities, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday. Counter-terrorism police raided houses in Bursa, a northwestern province of Turkey, and detained 39 people including 28 Syrian nationals and two Azerbaijani nationals, Anadolu said. Eight of the detained suspects… Read More Turkey detain dozens in anti-terrorism raids

Police officer stabbed fatally by ISIS militant in Istanbul, Turkey

A suspected Islamic State militant stabbed a Turkish police officer to death while being taken to the Istanbul police headquarters, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The man, suspected of preparing a bomb attack, had been detained in an operation by anti-terrorism police. The wounded officer succumbed to his stab wounds after being taken to… Read More Police officer stabbed fatally by ISIS militant in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey sack thousands of workers in post-referendum purge, block access to Wikipedia

Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers. Erdogan won those concessions in a referendum in mid-April, which rights groups and some Western allies believe has brought the country, a… Read More Turkey sack thousands of workers in post-referendum purge, block access to Wikipedia

Turkish army clash with Kurdish militants across Syria border

Turkey’s military outposts on the border with Syria came under fire from Kurdish militia across the frontier, the army said on Wednesday, a day after Turkish warplanes bombed groups in northeastern Syria and Iraq affiliated to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Four outposts of the Turkish army along the Syria border were attacked on… Read More Turkish army clash with Kurdish militants across Syria border

Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10… Read More Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment