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A US consulate employee has been found guilty of helping a group that Turkey says tried to topple the government four years ago. US-Turkey relations were already under strain over disputes including an arms deal with Russia.
Hundreds of Turkish judges and prosecutors have been suspended by the Turkish Defense Ministry, with at least two Constitutional Court judges having been arrested amid widening purges that follow a coup attempt last week.
The move to ban Turkish academics from international travel is a clear, but not unprecedented attack on academic freedoms, the author of a petition calling on Turkish authorities to retract the measure told RT.
Shocking CCTV footage from Friday night’s failed Turkish military coup has emerged online.
The Turkish government is continuing its crackdown following an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Around 60,000 soldiers, police, judges, teachers and civil servants have been suspended or detained.
After a directive from the Russian aviation authority Aeroflot has stopped selling Russian citizens tickets to Turkey. Rosaviation has banned Russians from traveling to Turkey due to the political turmoil in the country.
The Turkish higher board of education has prohibited all academics from traveling abroad, according to local broadcaster TRT.
Turkey has taken action to block access to the WikiLeaks website after a cache of around 300,000 government emails was released following last weekend’s attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Reuters reports.
Turkey has assured the Kremlin that Russian nationals in the country are safe as appropriate security measures have been taken following the thwarted coup, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on Monday.