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.
Criticism over Ursula von der Leyen's nomination to the EU’s top job – The Syrian War strays into Cyprus – On the red carpet at Karlovy Vary - Have women in Poland been freed from the shackles of Communism? - Sweden moves a step closer to being smoke-free – The waste trade in Turkey – Volunteers ‘Retake Rome’
Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu has won the mayorship of Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, after a rerun. The scale of his victory has caused a political earthquake in Turkey and many believe it will have far reaching consequences for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.