More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, went on trial Monday accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to fight Turkey's enemies at home and abroad on Sunday ahead of his election as leader of the ruling AK Party, which makes him the first Turk in nearly 70 years to serve simultaneously as head of state and of a political party.
Turkey has reportedly resumed an extensive campaign aimed at training the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants in northern Syria, purportedly to fight Kurdish forces and Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for the chief executive and several staff members of an opposition daily in Istanbul, as a crackdown continues in the wake an abortive military coup last year.
Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday said parliament would likely vote on withdrawing troops involved in the fight against Daesh in Syria from a Turkish military base if Ankara persisted in denying German lawmakers access to the site.
The editor of a leading Turkish opposition newspaper has been formally arrested for allegedly spreading "terrorist propaganda" as Ankara intensifies a massive crackdown on reporters and media following the coup attempt of July 2016 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey detained dozens of Energy and Education Ministry staff on Tuesday in an investigation targeting the network of a US-based political figure whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating last July's attempted coup, state media said.