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ANKARA : Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after

ISTANBUL : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan said the state

LONDON : Turkey’s bungled military coup has shaken foreign investors and stoked fears about political stability that are expected to weigh on Turkish financial assets in days and weeks to come. On Friday night, a group of rebel soldiers using

ISTANBUL : Turkey’s military headquarters are now held by pro-government forces but small groups of rebel soldiers behind an overnight coup attempt are still resisting and control some military helicopters, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday. The official said

 Turkey’s currency plunged late Friday as the country’s prime minister said the military has attempted a coup. The Turkish lira declined 5% against the U.S. dollar, a dramatic move for a major currency. Reuters reported the Turkish military said in

Late on Friday afternoon, military vehicles and troops swarmed the Turkish capital of Ankara and its most populous city Istanbul. The country’s Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has gone on television to announce that this is a coup attempt by at

ISTANBUL/ANKARA : A group within Turkey’s military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to “do what is necessary”, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. “Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside