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In Wake Of Attempted Coup, Turkish President Vows To Eradicate 'Virus' A wide crackdown is underway in Turkey following a failed coup against elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. NPR's Leila Fadel gives the latest.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Detains Thousands As Failed Coup Attempt Leaves A Fractured Society Turkey is rounding up suspected coup plotters, with more than 6,000 detained. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks to Bulent Aliriza of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey's Government Resumes Control Of Country After Failed Coup Following an attempted coup, Turkey says that the country is firmly back in the hands of the government. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Leila Fadel, who is Istanbul.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scholars Argue Prosecutions Against Muslim Liberals Don't Follow Islamic Teachings Free-thinking bloggers in some Muslim countries face criminal prosecution and even death for expressing their ideas. There are Islamic scholars who say this is a distortion of what Islam teaches.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Says More Than 6,000 People Have Been Detained After Failed Coup Turkey's justice minister also called on the United States to stop protecting a cleric living in Pennsylvania who has been accused by the Turkish government of orchestrating the coup.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Crisis Looms In Aleppo As Troops Cut Off Last Road To Rebel-Held Areas Losing this crucial supply line means that rebel-held areas of the Syrian city are completely cut off. Now, supplies are dwindling and activists are sounding alarms about a humanitarian crisis.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Arc of a Coup Attempt in Turkey A violent and chaotic insurrection began Friday night as two bridges in Istanbul were seized by military forces. In the hours that followed, factions fought for control of government buildings in the capital, Ankara, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-
New York Times | Jul 16, 2016 8:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why Is A Cleric In The Poconos Accused Of Fomenting Turkey's Coup Attempt? Turkey's president named an elderly, reclusive cleric, Fethullah Gulen, as the man behind the uprising. But Gulen, who used to be a close to the president, denied any role.
NPR.org | Jul 16, 2016 2:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Least 194 Killed In Turkey After Attempted Coup Unravels In Turkey Nearly 200 people are dead in Turkey, after an attempted coup overnight. Linda Wertheimer gets the latest from Dion Nissenbaum, the Wall Street Journal's correspondent in Istanbul.
NPR.org | Jul 16, 2016 12:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Global Security: What To Expect After France, Turkey Attacks NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Juan Zarate, senior adviser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about security after the attacks in Turkey and Nice.
NPR.org | Jul 16, 2016 12:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend