Turkey coup attempt

Turkey coup attempt: UN demands release of Rwanda case judge

Aydin Sefa Akay is part of a panel of UN judges reviewing the case of a former Rwandan minister convicted of involvement in the 1994 genocide.

The UN's Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals said Mr Akay was protected by diplomatic immunity.

Turkey has ignored past requests for his release.

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) ordered Ankara to release Judge Akay by 14 February and end all legal proceedings against him.

Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan 'snatch squad' soldiers captured

Special forces arrested another 11 soldiers overnight after a two-week manhunt near Marmaris.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on holiday at the resort in south-west Turkey on the night of the coup attempt, but fled before his hotel was raided.

The fugitives were located in a forested area, reports say.

Since the failed putsch Mr Erdogan has targeted people suspected of links to those involved.

Tens of thousands of people have been detained, or dismissed or suspended from roles in the military, judiciary, civil service and education.

Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists

Prominent commentator Nazli Ilicak is said to be on the list. Ankara has not publicly commented on the claim.

The authorities have already detained or placed under investigation thousands of soldiers, judges and civil servants.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to purge state bodies of the "virus" he says caused the revolt.

It is unclear whether any of the journalists on the list have already been detained.

Turkey coup attempt: Detentions 'tip of the iceberg'

Nurettin Canikli told the BBC that the number of arrests could grow.

At least 60,000 state employees have been detained or suspended in an internationally criticised purge.

But Mr Canikli criticised Turkey's allies for "only half-heartedly" condemning the "coup-makers".

The government accuses those loyal to the US-based exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the coup. Mr Gulen has denied any involvement.

Turkey coup attempt: Thousands of police officers suspended


Some 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including generals, have been detained.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to purge state bodies of the "virus" that caused the revolt.

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has stressed the importance of democratic rule.

Speaking in Brussels where he has been meeting European foreign ministers, Mr Kerry said the United States stood squarely on the side of the elected leadership in Turkey.

Turkey coup attempt: US warns Turkey against 'insinuations' of involvement

US Secretary of State John Kerry was speaking after Turkey's labour minister suggested the US was behind the coup.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the US to extradite US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Mr Erdogan has accused him of being behind the plot, which Mr Gulen denies.

Mr Gulen told reporters from his home in Pennsylvania that he had been away from Turkey for more than 15 years and "I don't even know who my followers [in the country] are".