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Politics’ incestuous relationship with soccer came full circle this week with the mass resignation of executives from the Turkish football federation and the firing of scores of officials, including referees, as part of the government’s witch-hunt against followers of controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen and other government critics. Intended to facilitate the weeding out of …
The failed coup in Turkey has revealed an imbalance in the way of thinking between Islamist elites, the political Islamic current, and the military state in Egypt. If you take one look at the logic by which these “teams” analyse and react to recent events through traditional media platforms and social media networks, you will …
Turkish authorities have detained the “right-hand man” of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, along with Gulen’s nephew. Turkey has blamed the cleric for last week’s failed coup attempt, charges he has denied.
Since the failed coup, protesters have filled squares throughout Turkey on a nightly basis. On July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on supporters to take to the streets to defend his regime from the military.
An emergency session for the Turkish parliament was held Saturday afternoon with pro-government supporter’s surrounding the headquarters with chants against the coup attempt and an inside of the building marred by last night’s destruction.
An attempted coup in Turkey led to a night of gunfire and explosions, with residents waking up to an uncertain future. DW correspondent Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.