Concerns that NATO could lose Turkey increase


A handout picture provided by Turkish President Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R), shakes hands with Cheif of Staff General Hulusi Akar (L) before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 29 July 2016. Turkish parliament on 21 July formally approved a three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Erdogan. The 15 June's failed coup attempt aftermath was followed by the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people. At least 290 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured amid violent clashes on 15 July as certain military factions attempted to stage a coup d'etat. The UN and various governments and organizations have urged Turkey to uphold the rule of law and to defend human rights.

Concerns that NATO could lose Turkey increase

Turkey’s President Erdogan said on Tuesday that the script for the attempted coup on July 15 was “authored abroad” and that the West is supporting terrorism, explicitly calling into question Ankara's relations to Washington.

the collapse of US-Turkish relations

Speaking on Tuesday in yet another public address, Erdogan asked: "… What kind of strategic partners are we, that you can still host someone whose extradition I have asked for?" He was speaking in reference to the 75-years old US-ba...

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