A victim of Turkey’s sweeping post-coup purge speaks out
09 August 2018 | 12:43 pm
After a failed 2016 coup, Turkey purged its military of thousands of soldiers. Military officers working at NATO headquarters in Brussels were recalled to Ankara for questioning and some arrested. DW meets a Turkish officer caught up in the purge.
6 Dec 2021
The European rights body has said it will launch disciplinary action over Turkey's repeated refusal to comply with a 2019 ruling to release jailed activist Osman Kavala by the European Court of Human Rights.
9 Dec 2021
The Indian Air Force confirmed that the country's military chief of defense staff, Bipin Rawat, was aboard a helicopter that crashed in the south of the country.
15 Dec 2021
Sudanese security forces have shot dead at least 14 anti-coup protesters and wounded dozens more, in the bloodiest day since the military seized power on 25 October. The fatalities in Khartoum on Wednesday raised to 38 the death toll from unrest since the military seized power, a pro-democracy doctors' union said.
17 Dec 2021
Many Facebook groups based in Mali and Nigeria began sharing a video of a helicopter on December 9, claiming it showed an aircraft delivering weapons to terrorists. In Mali, the posts often accused the French government of operating the helicopter, while posts coming from Nigeria laid the blame on the Nigerian government. In reality, the video is from neither one of these countries – it was filmed in the Central African Republic during a routine supply drop.
19 Dec 2021
Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and militants from the Tigray region has now lasted a year. The conflict threatens to widen as military clashes spread beyond the region.
21 Dec 2021
They are Turks and black: descendants of the Ottoman Empire‘s African slaves form a minority in Turkish society that has long been all but invisible. Now, they’re trying to reappraise their history.
27 Dec 2021
Over 30 people have been killed near the Myanmar village of Mo So, with activists and local media blaming the massacre on junta troops. Two people from Save the Children remain missing.
29 Dec 2021
SpaceX launches first rocket for US military
31 Dec 2021
Several protesters are killed in a crackdown on huge Sudanese protests against the military. The military took over the country in October and dozens have died in demonstrations demanding the return of civilian rule.
The Turkish lira has been hitting all-time lows against the US dollar and the euro in recent months and inflation is soaring, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unfazed.
Relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia had soured over the 2018 killing and dismemberment of the US-based Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.
Inflation in Turkey has soared to its highest level in nearly two decades. Despite the 36% surge in consumer prices, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his unorthodox economic vision. France 24 Correspondent Jasper Mortimer has the latest from Ankara. Also in the show - the French government expands emergency support for businesses affected by the pandemic, and Apple becomes the first US company to be worth $3 trillion.
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