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.
Turkey's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were both listed as enemy targets in a NATO joint military exercise. NATO has apologized for the gaffe and blamed it on an underling.
The EU launches a new era in defence cooperation - Turkey braces itself for returning jihadists - A mixed report card for Macron - Cruise ships are told to sling their hooks in Venice - Violence against refugees in Greece - Language dispute sours relations between Ukraine and Hungary - Is too much English being spoken in Berlin’s bars and restaurants? - Showcasing Italy’s gastronomic culture.
Islamic State and other jihadist groups are facing defeat in Syria. But neighbouring Turkey is worried that militant fighters are heading its way. Over the past few years over 300 people have been killed in attacks in Turkey, blamed on jihadists. But hundreds of Islamic State militants escaped from Raqqa and thousands more are based just across Turkey’s border. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Ankara's mayor, Melih Gokcek, has stepped down, becoming the sixth mayor to resign as Turkey's Erdogan purges his party's ranks. Erdogan appears to be worried about a string of elections in 2019.