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Fitch keeps Turkey at investment grade; outlook negative

Ratings agency Fitch has affirmed its sovereign rating on Turkey at 'BBB-', the lowest investment grade, but lowered its outlook to negative from stable in a review after last month's attempted military coup. Investors

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Turkey dismisses 2,000 police officers over coup bid

Turkey issued two decrees under emergency rule on Wednesday in which it dismissed more than 2,000 police officers and hundreds of members of the military and the BTK communication technology authority over last month's attempted military cou

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Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength

President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on Sunday that July's failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsc

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Turkey culls 1,400 from army, overhauls council

Turkey dismissed nearly 1,400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers on Sunday, moves designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.

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Turkey to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed c

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Turkish Airlines fires over 200 personnel

Turkish Airlines fired more than 200 employees, including management and cabin crew, as part of a purge at state institutions to root out supporters of an abortive coup, Turkish media reported on Monday. The dismissals at the nati

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Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the cou

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Erdogan declares three-month state of emergency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan

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Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge

Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.

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Turkey widens post-coup purge

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the US unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.

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