coup d’etat

  • January 2, 2017  

    What’s behind the latest deadly rampage in Turkey, one in a string of terror attacks there in the past year? William Brangham speaks with Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the two-front attack facing Turkey and how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of government officers following the summer’s coup is affecting his country’s efforts to fight terror. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2016  

    Turkey’s main opposition newspaper is the latest target of a Turkish government purge. Some 170 news outlets have been shuttered since July, just one facet of a crackdown on anyone suspected to support an Islamic cleric accused of fomenting a coup attempt. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amberin Zaman of the Woodrow Wilson Center about the consolidation of power by the Turkish president. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a U.S. drone attack has killed a top ISIS leader in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. The designated ‘global terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a strike on July 26. Meanwhile, a series of bombings ripped across southern Thailand on Friday. The coordinated strikes targeted popular tourist destinations and left at least four dead and dozens more wounded. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2013  

    Egypt swore in Adly Mansour as their new interim president, replacing deposed leader Mohammed Morsi. Military officials took the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood into custody and placed Morsi and some of his aides under house arrest. Judy Woodruff reports on reactions inside Egypt and from other countries in the region. Continue reading