The first democratically elected, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi’s death should be regarded as state-orchestrated murder, according to Khalid Hilal from the international movement of Students Against the Coup. Hilal says that Morsi’s death has been the culmination of years of neglect and symbolises the death of an era[…]
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to introduce new policies to re-engage with the world community and attract foreign investment after decades of isolation under Robert Mugabe. In his first state of the nation address on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said his priorities were to revive the southern African nation’s ailing[…]
More than a million people have attended a pro-democracy rally held in Istanbul in response to Turkey’s failed coup attempt last month. The massive rally on Sunday united the country’s president, the prime minister and two opposition party leaders around a single issue for the first time in years. “The[…]
The rebel pilot of an F-16 that had the Turkish president’s plane in its sights failed to strike only because the fighter jet ran out of fuel and had to change route, thus saving Erdogan’s life during the coup attempt, the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper claims. The F-16 tracked Erdogan’s[…]
Two high-ranking Turkish officers have resigned just hours before the country’s Supreme Military Council began a meeting to discuss a review of the armed forces. The generals handed in their resignations in protest against the government’s ongoing dismissals in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt of July 15, sources[…]
Hundreds of concerned families have descended on Istanbul’s Silivri prison complex where they have set up camp in a bid to find out even the slightest bit of information about what has happened to their sons, brothers and husbands. The families of the conscript soldiers first began arriving last Monday[…]
Turkish authorities have announced a shake-up of the security forces a week after a section of the army attempted to overthrow the government in a failed coup. In the most significant institutional changes since the coup attempt, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said on Friday that the gendarmerie would in future[…]
A Greek court has handed down a two-month suspended prison sentence to eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece aboard a helicopter in the hours after last week’s attempted coup in their country. All eight – three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors – received on Thursday the[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it and parliament approves the necessary legislation. Erdogan spoke early on Tuesday to thousands of supporters outside his Istanbul residence who were chanting for Turkey to restore capital punishment following[…]
US-Turkish tensions have grown after government forces put down an attempted coup on Friday night. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused exiled Turkish businessman and cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the violence and is demanding the US extradite him. Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, denied any involvement and condemned[…]
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