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Turkey will allegedly wipe out all terror groups according to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Following on from a number of previous posts by The WIDER View regarding attacks by Kurdish groups in Turkey and the attempted military coup in July 2016 with subsequent large scale purge, the Turkish government appears to be ramping up it's rhetoric. Pro Turkish government Anadolu Agency reported today that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking…Read more Turkey will allegedly wipe out all terror groups according to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Attempted coup by parts of Turkish military has failed but unrest is not over. Erdogan will crack down hard

Last night (15 July 2016) an attempted military coup was staged by parts of the Turkish military. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was caught off guard as was much of the government while military personnel appeared in various strategic locations such as the Bosporus Bridge, government buildings in Ankara and Istanbul's main airport. Heavy weaponry was…Read more Attempted coup by parts of Turkish military has failed but unrest is not over. Erdogan will crack down hard