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Turkey dismisses almost 9,000 officials over links to failed coup

ANKARA: (Web Desk)- Almost 9,000 Turkish officials have been dismissed from their jobs as Turkey escalates the crackdown following a failed coup attempt. Sources in Turkey’s Interior Ministry said Monday that a total of 8,777 public personnel were discarded from their official positions since the coup against the government was …

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Thousands rally for Turkey president after coup fails

ANKARA: (Web Desk)- Thousands took to the streets of Turkey in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after authorities crushed a military coup that claimed at least 265 lives. After facing down the bloodiest challenge to his 13-year rule, Erdogan triumphantly addressed flag-waving supporters in Istanbul following Friday’s chaos in …

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Pakistan, world leaders express solidarity with Turkish govt

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi has telephoned Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and expressed solidarity of people and government of Pakistan with the Turkish Government and democratic institutions. The Turkish Foreign Minister thanked the government and the people of Pakistan for showing resolve to …

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Turkey intelligence agency: Coup attempt ‘repelled’

ANKARA: (Web Desk)- The Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) says a coup attempt in the country has been “repelled” and the situation has been restored to “normal”. In comments carried by Turkish broadcaster NTV on Saturday morning, the MIT spokesman said the intelligence agency’s headquarters was targeted by hijacked military …

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60 killed as Turkish military coup attempt fails, Erdogan returns

At least 60 people were killed during an attempted military coup in Turkey overnight, a senior official said on Saturday. Turkish troops said on Friday they had seized power but President Tayyip Erdogan vowed that the attempted coup would be put down and crowds answered his call to defy a …

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Turkey aims to develop good relations with Syria, Iraq: PM Yildirim

ANKARA: (Web Desk)- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey aims to develop good relations with Syria and Iraq. Yildirim’s comments during a live broadcast on television on Wednesday came as he was speaking about the need for Turkey to boost its diplomatic ties in the region. Since taking office …

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