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Pyeongchang 2018: Sport, politics and the media game

The media get caught up in North Korea's diplomatic games at the Winter Olympics. Plus, journalism in post-coup Turkey.

Turkey

Turkey: Six journalists given life sentences over coup

Six Turkish journalists have been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey: Six journalists given life sentences over coup

Amnesty International

Turkey releases Amnesty chairman Kilic

Taner Kilic was imprisoned over alleged connections to the Gulen movement, accused by Ankara of an attempted coup.

Turkish court orders release of Amnesty's Taner Kilic

Turkey attempted coup

Turkey 'to hire' 40,000 army staff after coup purge

Ankara has carried out massive purges in the military since the failed coup attempt of July 2016.

Turkish army to hire over 40,000 personnel: state media

Greece

Greece moves to cancel Turkish soldier's asylum

A Turkish officer who fled Turkey after a failed 2016 coup has been granted asylum in Greece, despite extradition calls.

Greece moves to cancel Turkish soldier's asylum

Turkey

Turkey sacks 2,766 civil servants over 'terror' links

More than 600 military staff and 360 gendarmes among the public employees dismissed by emergency decree.

Turkey sacks 2,766 civil servants over 'terror' links

Turkey

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

EU meeting in Brussels comes amid deteriorating relations and calls to freeze Ankara's EU membership bid.

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

Turkey

Spat with US to be resolved soon: Turkey's deputy PM

Tensions have risen in recent days after the detentions of two locally employed US consulate staff.

Spat with US to be resolved soon: Turkey's deputy PM

Turkey

What prompted the US-Turkey visa dispute?

Visa suspension was a reaction to Ankara's Syria policy and the arrest of a US embassy employee, Turkish official says.

What prompted the US-Turkey visa dispute?

Middle East

Turkey sentences 40 to life for trying to kill Erdogan

Rogue soldiers convicted in a major trial linked to last year's failed coup attempt that left hundreds dead.

Turkey sentences 40 to life for trying to kill Erdogan

Turkey

Turkey detains two Germans in relation to Gulen probe

Police tell state media the duo was held in Antalya over probe into Gulen group, which Ankara blames for failed coup.

Turkey detains two Germans in relation to Gulen probe

Turkey

Europe court rejects bid to free hunger-striking Turks

European Court of Human Rights says health condition of two educators sacked in post-coup purge is not life-threatening.

ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

Middle East

Hundreds face judges in Turkey's biggest coup trial

Almost 500 suspects are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government from an airbase seen as the plotters' hub.

Hundreds face judges in Turkey's biggest coup trial

Middle East

Huge rallies in Turkey mark failed 2016 coup

President Erdogan addresses tens of thousands of people who turned out with flags on the streets of Istanbul and Ankara.

Politics

Turkey marks one year since failed coup attempt

Ankara declares July 15 a national holiday as President Erdogan leads events marking the defeat of coup plotters.