Turkey adjusts its policy | Colonel Cassad

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus made clear in one of his statements that his country may change its policy in relation to Syria and depart from the course held by Ankara since 2011, when it supported the interventions of the anti-government forces against President Bashar al-Assad. “We have no right to impose any solution of the Syrian people”, – said the Deputy head of the Turkish government.

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DUGIN pushes Russian alliance in Turkish parliament with visit to AKP

Today’s guest roster at the Turkish parliament offered an intriguing glimpse of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “New Turkey.” While Western ambassadors in Ankara showed solidarity with the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over the detentions of its leaders, in a nearby chamber the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special adviser Alexander Dugin.

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Kurds may abandon Turkey after coup against Erdogan

A long-running uprising in Turkey’s Kurdish regions was temporarily overshadowed by the July 15 coup attempt. The PKK first took up arms against the government over 30 years ago, and the fighting has led to more than 40,000 deaths. Neither the PKK nor the Turkish government is looking to reconcile following the end of a ceasefire last year. Kurds in eastern Turkey, where most live, are facing a state of emergency, Toprak said. “Entire cities and regions have been razed,” he added. “There are 500,000 internally displaced Kurds.”

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Turkish Coup Round up

Charges Filed Against U.S. Defense Officials in Turkey over Coup Allegations 

$2 billion: CIA’s bill for Turkish coup

Now Erdogan ‘wants to smash secret NATO army’ over alleged role in Turkey coup


Turkey coup plotters’ use of ‘amateur’ app helped unveil their network


Erdogan Says Turkey’s Coup Script Was ‘Written Abroad’


Turkey sees swift overhaul of intelligence agency, gendarmerie after coup


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The Turkish army: a history of coups | BMPD

In early 2010, the Prosecutor of Istanbul on the basis of materials Ergenekon launched an investigation against high-ranking generals and admirals who planned in 2003, a military coup under the code name “Sledgehammer” in connection with the election victory of the AKP, but under pressure from the then chief of Turkish General staff Hilmi Ozkok the conspirators did not dare to speak. By 2012, as witnesses in the case were interviewed more than 365 people, 325 of whom (mostly generals and admirals) have received real prison terms.

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Turkey watches death throes of a faction facing its end

Many observers believe the coup was a rushed attempt by military personnel with links to the Fethullah Gulen movement who knew they were going to get purged in the annual military appointments meeting held every August.

“It resembles a last-gasp desperate suicidal attack by these members of the parallel organisation who knew their time was nearly up,” said Ibrahim Kiras, the editor-in-chief of the Karar newspaper, which represents the liberal wing of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

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Turkish ruling party preparing to replace PM Davutoglu

Turkey’s ruling party is set to replace Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, officials said on Wednesday, signaling the end of his term as premier and plunging the country into political uncertainty.

The decision, confirmed to Reuters by five AK Party officials, came after a meeting of more than 1-1/2 hours between Davutoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan that followed weeks of increasingly public tension between the two men.

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