A report made by the main Turkish opposition, Republican People’s Party (CHP), states that the government crackdown following the July 15 failed military coup attempt has targeted leftist, social democrats, revolutionaries, and Attaturk supporters.
Today, August 18th, the Romanian Foreign Ministry denied claims that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons from the Turkish military base in Incirlik to Romania.
On August 16, a court in the Turkish city of Usak confirmed the indictment against 111 members of the Gulen Movement (called FETO/PDY by the Turkish govt.), including its founder, Fetullah Gulen, who is charged of infiltrating the state institutions in an attempt to change the constitutional order in Turkey.
Early this morning, while speaking to the crowd in front of his Presidential Residence in Istanbul, President of Tukey Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it, and if the Parliament of Turkey passes the necessary laws.
Today, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan, urged the US to extradite Fetullah Gullen during the speech following the funeral ceremony of his chief advisor’s brother, Ilhan Varank, who killed in the coup attempt.
I Today, during the emergency session of the Grand National Assembly (Turkish parliament), the leaders of all four parliamentary parties showed up to issue a joint statement against the military coup that was attempted last night.
Between the 15th and 16th of July, a small group of Turkish military personnel attempted a military coup, blocking airports, roads, shutting down media and attacking important government buildings.