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Turkey in Disarray

Allan Topol | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Allan Topol

In an effort to make himself the leader of the Islamic Middle Eastern world, Erdogan decimated that relationship which has cost Turkey in terms of shared intelligence about hostile neighbors including Iran.

Turkish Puts Military On Alert

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, meeting on possible refugee influx) ANKARA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Turkey has put its armed forces on alert to guard against...

Turkey Convicts Over 300 Military Officers Over Failed Coup

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Friday convicted 326 military officers, including the former air force and navy chiefs, of plotting to overthrow ...

Military Helicopter Crashes In Turkey

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish paramilitary helicopter crashed Sunday in a southeastern region where troops are fighting Kurdish rebels, killing fou...

Syria's Fault? Confusion Arises Over Downed Turkish Jet

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

ANKARA, July 12 (Reuters) - Turkish armed forces statements over the loss of a warplane off the Syrian coast last month are fuelling speculation the...

Egypt's Generals Eye Turkish Model Of Rule

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Now that Egypt has its first freely elected president, Egypt's powerful generals appear headed toward copying the Turkish model from decades ...

Kurdish Rebels Launch Deadly Attacks Against Turkish Military

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish rebels attacked Turkish military units with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades Tuesday in southeastern Turkey, spark...

The Real Reason Behind The Turkish Generals' Mass Resignation

Hurriyet/Worldcrunch | Ismet Berkin | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

Turkey's top military brass resigned en masse, setting off speculation of why, and what will happen next. But the origins of the move can be traced to...

The End Of The Kemalist Affair?

Slate | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

To read of the stunning news, of the almost-overnight liquidation of the Ataturkist or secularist military caste, and to try to do so from the standpo...

Turkish Prime Minister: Resignation Top Military No Crisis

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

ISTANBUL -- In past decades, the Turkish military showed displeasure with civilian leaders by overthrowing them. This time, the upset generals quit, a...

Turkish Military's Chiefs Of Staff Step Down

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — The chiefs of staff of Turkey's military stepped down Friday as tensions dramatically increased over the arrest of dozens of office...

Kurdish Rebels Kill 13 Turkish Soldiers

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — A clash in a forest left 13 Turkish soldiers and seven Kurdish rebels dead Thursday in the country's rugged southeast, the mili...

Turkey Coup Plot: 50 Commanders Held

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Once they were untouchable. Some were members of Turkey's elite military class known as "pashas," a title of respect harking ba...