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Turkey targets foster families in post-coup crackdown – official

ANKARA: Turkish authorities are investigating foster families for suspected ties to a failed coup and may remove children from homes if their guardians are found to be supporters of the putsch, a government official said on Monday. The government has so far detained or dismissed 125,000 people over alleged links to the network of Fethullah… Read More »

US denounces latest Turkish media crackdown

WASHINGTON: The United States issued a stern rebuke to its ally Turkey on Monday (Oct 31) after authorities stepped up their persecution of media outlets critical of the government. Washington regularly expresses concern about the increasingly authoritarian treatment of the media by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. But State Department spokesman John Kirby raised the… Read More »

Turkey detains 42 journalists in crackdown as Europe sounds alarm

ISTANBUL: Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers, police, judges and civil servants in response to the July 15-16 putsch have raised concerns among… Read More »