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Failed coup takes toll on Turkey’s foreign policy

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |The consequences of the failed July 15 coup in Turkey increased Ankara’s international isolation, exposing shortcomings in the government’s sometimes overambitious foreign policy, analysts say. NATO member and EU membership hopeful Turkey had expected an outpouring of solidarity after the coup attempt one year ago aimed …

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Turkey marks failed coup that changed country

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkey marks one year on July 15 since a coup attempt aiming to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that failed within hours but etched far-reaching consequences into its society and politics. The country is in the throes of the biggest purge in its history against …

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‘Executed’ Gambian coup plotters exhumed

jamm Banjul, Gambia | AFP | The bodies of three Gambian coup plotters, including a former US war veteran, have been found using intelligence from members of former leader Yahya Jammeh’s death squad, police told AFP on Saturday. Colonel Lamin Sanneh, who served in Jammeh’s presidential guard, Alagie Nyass and …

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Gambia’s Barrow allows coup plotters back into army

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambian President Adama Barrow has allowed six soldiers convicted of plotting a coup against former leader Yahya Jammeh back into the armed forces, a military source told AFP Saturday. Jammeh survived several coup attempts in his 22-year rule, with one of the most serious arising …

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Turkey fires another 10,000 civil servants in post-coup purge

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish authorities have fired over 10,000 more civil servants, as the government presses a crackdown over the failed July coup, the official gazette said. A total of 10,131 government employees have been removed, mainly from the education, justice and health ministries, according to announcements published …

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