On 15 July 2016, a coup was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. This had far reaching repercussions for the opposition, media and judicial institutions.
Western governments and human rights activists have vehemently criticized the crackdown and purges conducted by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the Turkish government says the measures were necesary to remove those in the public sector who are intending to destabilize the state. Here you find a chronological compilation of all DW content related to Turkey over the past year.
Germany's ambassador to Turkey has visited journalist Deniz Yucel and activist Peter Steudtner, German citizens detained in Turkey. They are among the nine German nationals currently imprisoned by the Erdogan government.
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In Turkey a crackdown following last year’s failed coup continues unabated. Now, human rights groups are voicing alarm at what they see as a worrying new development: people being dragged off the streets by masked men into unmarked vans. The abductions are resurrecting chilling memories of one of Turkey’s darkest chapters. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.