On this day two years ago the Turkish people defied a coup attempt to preserve their democracy. In keeping with history, the vast majority of the Western press that constantly advocates for democracy aligned with undemocratic forces.
The Turkish government asked parliament to extend the state of emergency for the fourth time after emergency rule was imposed on July 20, 2016 after the attempted coup.
Judicial officials at the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office said Adil Oksuz, who remains on the run, was contacted at 10:22 am local time on July 21 by a US-registered number.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it would be in the country's best interests to extend the state of emergency enacted after the July 15 failed coup attempt. How might that affect Turks?
Former diplomats Gurcan Balik, Ali Findik and Tuncay Babali were sent to jail, pending trial after their testimonies in an Ankara court.
Before the unsuccessful putsch on July 15, the republic went through at least four coups.
Turkish people from across the political spectrum say politics are irrelevant when it comes to the country's sovereignty in a massive rally organised by the opposition party
At least 283 members of the presidential guard have been detained after the last week's failed coup attempt.
Erdogan said Turkey's economy had not 'collapsed' as predicted when the state of emergency was declared in the country
Turkey's President says the country's armed forces will quickly be restructured to bring in 'fresh blood'
Turkey's President has asked supporters to continue demonstrations for what he calls the "democracy watch."
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim clarified after the vote that the three-month state of emergency applied to the 'state and not the nation.'
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