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 hosts around 4 million Syrian refugees. But in a recent opinion poll over 80% of Turks said they want the refugees to leave the country. The government appears to be getting the message. In Istanbul, Turkey's largest city and home to around a million Syrians, a looming deadline for all unregistered refugees to leave the city has been extended to October. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Matteo Salvini's call for a swift no-confidence vote is rejected by the Italian Senate —Downplaying lead contamination at the Notre Dame reconstruction site? — The Fridays for Future climate movement turns one — Protests against 'fast fashion' clothing chain Primark's arrival in Bonn — Europe's e-scooter revolution reaches Slovakia — and more!
Thousands of migrant workers have arrived in a small region on Turkey's Black Sea coast to harvest hazelnuts. The area produces three quarters of the world's supply of hazelnuts, but the harvest is hard work and offers increasingly diminishing returns — for both the owners and the migrant workers, most of whom are Kurdish. Dorian Jones reports from the province of Ordu.
Turkish authorities are requiring Syrians living illegally in Istanbul to leave the city by August 20 or face expulsion, as hostility mounts towards the millions of refugees there. Turkey has been sympathetic to Syrian refugees, taking in more than any other country. Keith Walker speaks withTurkey correspondent Dorian Jones, who begins by explaining why the attitude of many people has changed.
A change at the top of British politics – Rome’s rubbish crisis - The new Greek PM clamps down on smoking - The world's largest arts festival prepares to kick off in Edinbugh - Turkey gets tough on Syrian refugees - Controversy in Prague over a column – Ghost nets in the Baltic - Madrid's low-emissions zone – Getting fleeced in Paris
The first woman in the EU’s top job – Three years on from Turkey’s failed coup – Protests over hydro power projects in the Balkans - Getting homeless people back on their feet in Britain - Greece hires two crime-fighting 'caped crusaders' - A special report 75 years after a famous assassination attempt on Hitler - And Paris’ littler attractions
Turkey has commemorated the third anniversary of a failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the fallout of the botched takeover continues to poison Turkey's relations with its European neighbors and the United States. And that distrust is being exploited by Russia. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.