The 2016 failed military coup in Turkey
By Halil Celik, 4 August 2017
On August 1, Ankara’s Fourth Criminal Court launched a trial of 486 defendants accused of complicity in the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15 of last year.
By Halil Celik, 9 August 2016
In what was apparently the largest rally in the country’s history, millions of people gathered throughout Turkey to protest last month's attempted seizure of power by a section of the military.
By Sandy English, 8 August 2016
In the aftermath of the July 15 attempted coup, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has imprisoned artists, banned books and frozen academic relations with other countries.
By Ulrich Rippert, 5 August 2016
German politicians are demanding firm measures against Turkey and the break-off of accession talks to the EU.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2016
The combination of propaganda and disinformation makes it impossible to know where the CIA ends and the Times editorial board begins.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 1 August 2016
The attempted coup has exposed the explosive tensions growing behind the scenes within the NATO alliance, of which Turkey is a member state.
By Johannes Stern, 28 July 2016
The newspaper describes a huge Pentagon/CIA-sponsored operation spanning several months and involving billions of dollars to prepare the coup.
By Halil Celik, 27 July 2016
An intensive media propaganda campaign is underway aimed at whitewashing the highest level of the Turkish military and declaring it innocent of involvement in the failed coup of July 15.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2016
The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 July 2016
The speed and scale of the post-coup purge are indicative of the political and social tensions wracking Turkey.
By Halil Celik, 20 July 2016
US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly threatened Turkey with the loss of its NATO membership as Ankara carried out mass arrests following the July 15 coup attempt.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 July 2016
Ambassador Bass, a former advisor to Dick Cheney, issued a “categorical” denial that Washington had any involvement in the Turkish military’s abortive uprising of July 15.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 July 2016
The attempted seizure of power by the military in Turkey, a key NATO member and sixth largest economy in Europe, is indicative of far broader dangers across the globe.
By James Cogan, 16 July 2016
The political upheaval in Turkey is testimony to the generalised breakdown taking place internationally in the political institutions and mechanisms of bourgeois rule.