Tens of thousands of demonstrators came out on the streets of Turkey’s capital Ankara and other cities to show support for the goverment in the wake of a failed coup that grabbed world attention. 291 more words
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Erdogan seen to emerge stronger from failed coup -- All opposition to be silenced or sidelined -- Or dead
Western leaders and rights groups are now calling for support for Turkey’s elected president
By Stephen Starr
It seemed for a brief few hours on Friday night that Turkey’s autocratic president and the government that backs him would become victims of an enduring touchstone of 20th century politics in Turkey – the military coup. 1,384 more words
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party will hold a fresh leadership election later this month, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday.
Davutoglu announced he would not stand in the vote for the party chairmanship, a role he currently holds alongside the premiership, meaning he will also be replaced as prime minister. 76 more words