ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday sought a life sentence for a U.S. pastor over alleged links to a failed coup attempt in 2016, Dogan news agency reported, a move that threatens to undermine efforts to mend bilateral ties. (Reuters US News) More
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Posted on 18 June 2018 | 9:48 pm | Google News
Amnesty International bolsters efforts to win Turkey chairman release
Amnesty International on Wednesday set out to reinforce their efforts to win the release of its Turkey chairman who has spent a year in jail on "baseless" charges of links to the group blamed for a failed July 2016 coup. Taner Kilic has been held since ...
Posted on 6 June 2018 | 3:31 am | Google News
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Turkish military personnel detained over 'Gulen links'
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Dozens of Turkish military personnel suspected of facilitating the failed coup attempt of 2016 were detained on Thursday morning, local media has reported. Turkish police detained 65 suspects in an operation targeting members of the air force accused ...
Posted on 10 May 2018 | 7:34 am | Google News
Turkish Prosecutors Seek 55000 Years in Prison for Alleged Coup Conspirators
Tens of thousands could face prison time for their alleged roles in the coup attempt. An "aggravated" life sentence is different from a typical one and requires harsher detention conditions than a regular life sentence. The sentence was introduced ...
Posted on 9 May 2018 | 4:53 pm | Google News
Detained US pastor in Turkey accused of wanting 'to create Christian Kurdish state'
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor detained at a Turkish prison for over 18 months now, is accused of membership in both the PKK, a secular Kurdish group, and the Gulen Movement, an Islamic Turkish organization. (Photo: DHA) ... The Turkish President ...
Posted on 7 May 2018 | 12:40 pm | Google News
Turkey's Dangerous Game of 'Hostage Diplomacy'
On October 7, 2016, Andrew Brunson, a 50-year-old American pastor working as a missionary in Turkey, received a call from the police requesting that he come in for a visit. Since 1995, Brunson had lived in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, serving ...
Posted on 6 May 2018 | 10:56 am | Google News
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