Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurates Democracy and Liberties Island, in Sea of Marmara, southeast of Istanbul, on 60th anniversary of first coup in country that led to execution of then PM Adnan Menderes and his aides.
On this day, Turkey observes the 60th anniversary of a military takeover that toppled the elected government of Adnan Menderes which led to his execution.
Ever since the 1920s, the US has developed deep ties with Turkey in the fields of science, education and engineering. Despite diplomatic clashes, it seems unlikely the relationship will be allowed to fully break down.
Yassiada island is located in the Sea of Marmara southeast of Istanbul.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlines his post-election plans to tens of thousands of supporters on Sunday at a rally in Istanbul's Yenikapi square ahead of next weekend's elections.
An overview of military coups, near misses and interventions in Turkish politics.
Before the unsuccessful putsch on July 15, the republic went through at least four coups.
Events of that day and the months that followed still resonate in Turkish politics as the coup leaders hanged a popular prime minister along with his two cabinet ministers.
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