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EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

European Union foreign ministers on November 14 criticised Turkey's crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in July but Austria's call to suspend Ankara's EU membership bid failed to garner enough backing.

Turkey suspends 13,000 police officers, shuts down TV station

Turkey suspends 13,000 police officers, shuts down TV station

Turkish authorities suspended nearly 13,000 police officers, detained dozens of air force officers and shut down a TV station on October 4, widening a state-ordered clampdown against perceived enemies in the wake of July's failed coup.

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on September 3, as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State.

US general seeks to soothe Turkey ties strained by coup purge

US general seeks to soothe Turkey ties strained by coup purge

America's highest-ranking military officer sought on August 1 to soothe strained ties with NATO ally Turkey, which was angered by the West's response to a failed military coup and an apparent US reluctance to hand over the cleric it says was responsible.

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on July 26.

Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands US hand over cleric

Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands US hand over cleric

Turkey purged its police on July 18 after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.

Vietnam moves to protect citizens in Turkey

Vietnam moves to protect citizens in Turkey

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has requested Vietnam’s representative agency in Turkey take actions to ensure absolute safety for Vietnamese nationals in the country.