Failed Turkish Coup Accelerated a Purge Years in the Making

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose officials had compiled lists of those with questionable loyalties, has labeled many civil servants as potential enemies of the state.


Erdogan Sends a Text Across Turkey, Urging Loyalty

As a post-coup-attempt purge by the government intensified, Turkish officials assured citizens that the state of emergency would not trample on personal freedoms.


Turkish Leader Issues a Nationwide Text Calling for Loyalty

As a post-coup-attempt purge by the government intensified, Turkish officials assured citizens that the state of emergency would not trample on personal freedoms.


Obama’s Support of Erdogan Is a Stark Reminder of Turkey’s Value to U.S.

The Turkish leader may be a bitter disappointment to Mr. Obama, but he is still better than other options in the chaotic landscape of the Middle East.


Erdogan Declares 3-Month State of Emergency in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he suspected foreign countries were involved in the attempt to topple his government.


Feature: The Erdogan Loyalists and the Syrian Refugees

Faced with an influx of Syrian refugees, a conservative neighborhood in Istanbul struggles with the question of what it means to be a Turk.


Feature: Erdogan’s People

Faced with an influx of Syrian refugees, a conservative neighborhood in Istanbul struggles with the question of what it means to be a Turk.


Turkey Pursues Cleric Living in U.S., Blamed as Coup Mastermind

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Fethullah Gulen was behind a coup attempt last week that almost succeeded in taking over the state and killing Mr. Erdogan himself.


Turkey Seeks to Rid Education of Erdogan Opponents After Coup Attempt

More than 15,000 workers in Turkey’s education ministry were suspended, 1,500 university deans were ordered to resign and 21,000 teachers lost their licenses.


Vast Purge in Turkey as Thousands Are Detained in Post-Coup Backlash

The Interior Ministry fired nearly 9,000 police officers on Monday, officials said, coming after the arrests of 6,000 military personnel and suspensions of nearly 3,000 judges.


In Egypt, Many Leaders Quietly Cheered Turkish Coup Plotters

“Many public figures,” one member of Parliament said, would be happy to see President Recep Tayyip Erdogan removed so that Egypt could have “a better relationship with Turkey.”


In Istanbul, Optimism Fades to a Familiar Melancholy

The coup attempt showed Istanbul to be perhaps Turkey’s most important city, but it is enveloped by a deep unease about terrorism, refugees and gentrification.


In Istanbul, Optimism Masks a Familiar Melancholy

The coup attempt showed Istanbul to be perhaps Turkey’s most important city, but it is enveloped by a deep unease about terrorism, refugees and gentrification.


E.U. and U.S. Urge Erdogan to Show Restraint After Coup Attempt in Turkey

Even before the weekend’s events, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had represented a quandary for E.U. foreign ministers, who are meeting in Brussels.


Turkey Widens Purge as Crackdown Continues

The Interior Ministry fired nearly 9,000 police officers on Monday, officials said, coming after the arrests of 6,000 military personnel and suspensions of nearly 3,000 judges.


E.U. Officials Urge Erdogan to Show Restraint After Coup Attempt in Turkey

Even before the weekend’s events, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has represented a quandary for E.U. foreign ministers, who are meeting in Brussels.


Erdogan Triumphs After Coup Attempt, but Turkey’s Fate Is Unclear

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory over the uprising may have bolstered his popularity among Islamists, but wider support was not yet certain.


Many Turks Prefer Even Flawed Democracy to Coup

After the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, there was a sense of relief in Istanbul, and Sunday was a day of pro-government rallies and funerals.


Erdogan Emerges Strong After Coup Attempt, but Turkey Awaits Next Steps

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory over the uprising may have bolstered his popularity among Islamists, but wider support was not yet certain.


John Kerry Rejects Suggestions of U.S. Involvement in Turkey Coup

The United States top diplomat on Sunday denounced claims made by Turkey’s labor minister of American involvement in Friday’s coup.


An Exiled Cleric Denies Playing a Leading Role in Coup Attempt

Fethullah Gulen, accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of inspiring an effort to overthrow the Turkish government, compared Mr. Erdogan’s government to that of Nazi-era Germany.


The Interpreter: Turkey Was an Unlikely Victim of an Equally Unlikely Coup

The uprising appeared to diverge wildly from the usual patterns of such attempts. And for several reasons, Turkey should have been at little risk.


Turkey Rounds Up Thousands of Military Personnel

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government moved swiftly to re-establish control after the failure of the attempted coup.


Erdogan Demands Gulen’s Extradition

Speaking among his supporters at a rally in Istanbul on Saturday, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called on the United States to arrest or extradite Fethullah Gulen.


Turkey Detains Thousands in Military in Bid to Regain Control

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government moved swiftly to re-establish control after the failure of the attempted coup.


As Turkey Coup Unfolded, ‘the Whole Night Felt Like Doomsday’

Thousands of soldiers and officers were purged from the military as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to assert control.


Turkey Interrupts U.S. Air Missions Against ISIS at Major Base

A Pentagon spokesman said United States officials were “working with the Turks to resume air operations there as soon as possible.”


News Analysis: U.S. Finds Itself on Shakier Ground as Erdogan Confronts Mutiny

Even though the coup attempt appeared to be failing by early Saturday morning in Turkey, the country has suddenly become another tumultuous one in a region that knows no end … Continue Reading →


Turkey Detains Thousands of Military Personnel in Bid to Regain Control

By noon, there were few signs that those who had taken part in the coup attempt were still able to challenge the government, and many declared the uprising a failure.


Tumult in Turkey: What We Know and Don’t Know

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the coup plotters would “pay a heavy price.” The state-run Anadolu Agency said over 1,500 members of the armed forces had been detained.


Tumult in Turkey: The Key Players

About four hours after an apparent coup attempt by a faction of military forces in Turkey, the movement appeared to be faltering.


Military Attempts Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says

Military forces shut two bridges over the Bosporus in Istanbul, and fighter jets were seen flying over Istanbul and Ankara, the capital.


7 Times Boris Johnson, Britain’s New Foreign Secretary, Was Anything but Diplomatic

An author, journalist and former mayor of London, Mr. Johnson has a rich history of gaffes and controversies.


Turkish Leader Erdogan Making New Enemies and Frustrating Old Friends

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan long professed a foreign policy of “zero problems with neighbors” but now seems mired in disputes with just about everybody.