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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.

Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4

Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4

US President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on August 29.

Turkey's Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to bomb attacks

Turkey's Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to bomb attacks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on August 18 accused followers of a US-based Islamic cleric he blames for last month's coup attempt of being complicit in attacks by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeast which killed 10 people.

Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on July 30 in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup.

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's Erdogan declares state of emergency after coup bid

Turkey's Erdogan declares state of emergency after coup bid

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on July 20 as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.

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.