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.
Seven years ago, peaceful sit-ins protested the Turkish government's plans to redevelop Gezi Park in Istanbul. After a police crackdown, demonstrations morphed into nationwide anti-government protests. Nine defendants were acquitted on Tuesday of seeking to overthrow the government. Plot twist: now the judges who acquitted them are being investigated. Keith Walker talks to DW's Dorian Jones.
Brokering a peace deal for Afghanistan - Turkey probes judges who acquitted protesters - A sex scandal gives the race for Paris mayor a fresh twist - Traditional dancing helps people deal with Greece's woes – Support for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - How the internet is changing lives in one of Europe's most remote regions – Counting bats in Poland – Homeless tours in Bologna
The EU defies pressure from the US to ban Huawei from the bloc's 5G networks - The EU and Britain clash over a post-Brexit trade deal – The status of Gibraltar post-Brexit - How Portugal won the war on drugs - Insulting Islam in France – Getting migrants into Germany’s workforce - The risks in Turkey of raising the alarm about pollution – A car-free city in Spain - Religious graffiti in Russia