When soldiers loyal to the Gulenist cult tried to take over the state in 2016, one of Istanbul’s oldest communities decided to do everything they could to stop the coup plotters.
Various factors have caused a breakdown in bilateral relations between the two NATO allies in recent years, from US support of the YPG in northern Syria to the failure to hand over FETO leader Fetullah Gulen.
July 15 marks three years since the Turkish people defeated a coup attempt by rogue elements in the country's military. The Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) was behind the deadly move, which left at least 251 people dead.
FETO suspects trying to flee to Europe following the 2016 failed coup attempt include ex-soldiers, judges, academicians and police officers.
To protect the country's democratic order, the Turkish people defeated the coup attempt in a remarkable fashion, inspiring the state to immediately put the accused on trial.
Arrest warrants include active-duty colonels, lieutenants, majors, captains in Istanbul and 20 soldiers in Izmir.
US describing head of Fetullah Terrorist Organization as "Muslim cleric and political figure" in a report means "supporting the treacherous July 15 coup attempt," a foreign ministry spokesperson says.
'It is unacceptable that leading FETO members in Kyrgyzstan were invited to an iftar dinner,' says Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Turkey's inquiry commission looking into the state of emergency measures taken between July 2016 and July 2018 releases a progress report.
A Turkish foreign ministry official expressed the disappointment after the top UK court rejected an appeal by Ankara over extradition of FETO members.
The trial of Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the US Drug Enforcement Agency at the US consulate in Istanbul, opened in the city on Tuesday. Topuz is accused of a role in a 2013 "judicial coup" against the government.
Two suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation were allowed to speak at a UN panel in Geneva despite protests by Turkey's Permanent Mission to the UN Office at Geneva.
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