Turkey: former Army chief released from prison after court ruling

Turkey: former Army chief released from prison after court ruling

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 8 (UPI) -- Former Turkish army chief of staff Ilker Basbug has been released from prison following a court ruling, officials said.

Israel's spies lag in shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's security services claim they've arrested an Iranian spy, allegedly the first planted by the Revolutionary Guards' elite al-Quds Force rather than the Islamic Republic's intelligence service.

Turkish military calls for respect for rule of law following verdicts

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Turkish military called for calm Tuesday following the sentencing of several retired generals to long prison terms.

Tough sentences handed down against Ergenekon coup plotters

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Nearly two dozen people, including military leaders, were sentenced Monday for their roles in an Ergenekon attempt to overthrow the Turkish government.

End near for trial of 275 terror suspects

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 19 (UPI) -- The existence of the Ergenekon criminal network has been proven, a prosecutor has told a panel of Turkish judges in his final opinion in the case.

Ex-general arrested for 1997 Turkish plot

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A former top general has been arrested in an investigation of a coup plot that forced out Turkey's prime minister nearly 16 years ago, officials said.

Turkish general on trial for coup plot

SILIVRI, Turkey, March 28 (UPI) -- A former Turkish military chief accused of plotting to overthrow the government says he will not defend himself against terrorism charges.

Turkish court denies coup case request

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A former Turkish military chief accused of plotting a coup against the government will not be tried by the country's Supreme Court, a prosecutor said.

Ex-Turkish chief of staff charged

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The former head of the Turkish military faces charges of trying to foment a coup against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Biden, Erdogan discuss regional affairs

Biden, Erdogan discuss regional affairs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Turkish leaders agreed with the U.S. government that security and support for the rule of law were mutual interests in the region, the U.S. vice president said.
Ex-army head faces anti-government charge

Ex-army head faces anti-government charge

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A former Turkish army leader was in custody Friday, accused of plotting to destabilize Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, officials said.

Turkey tells PKK to lay down its arms

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Turkish military leaders called on Kurdish guerrillas to lay down their arms in an effort to find a settlement to the so-called Kurdish question.

Turkish general denies coup plot

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 30 (UPI) -- Top Turkish Gen. Ilker Basbug Wednesday denied the military has plotted a coup d'etat.

Report: Turkey knew lethal attack coming

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Turkish newspaper has published evidence it claims shows military officials knew Kurdish separatist rebels were preparing an attack that killed 17 soldiers.

Franco-Pak-Turk connection

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Why President Bush's French and Turkish visitors to the Oval Office this week are both connected to the Pakistan crisis.
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Turkey starts fall offensive against PKK

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Turkey has started its fall offensive early against the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, The New Anatolian reported Friday.

Turkey severs military ties with France

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Turkey has severed military ties with France over a century-old dispute involving the alleged slaughter of Armenians.

U.S. reassures Turkey on Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday addressed Turkish concerns about the territorial integrity of Iraq and a Kurdish terror group.

U.S., Turkey plan troop deployment in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Turkey and the United States reportedly have agreed on a blueprint for deploying Turkish troops in Iraq.