Turkish coup d'état attempt
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has gone to the U.S. for the first time since the July 15 failed coup attempt. The New York trip has special importance because the person Erdoğan declares is behind the coup attempt, Fethullah Gülen, is living and being protected in the U.S.
There has been no change in U.S. companies' investment plans in Turkey since the failed July 15 coup attempt, said the head of the Turkish-American Business Association-U.S. Chamber of Commerce (TABA-AmCham), adding that the companies were now working on completing procedures to realize $350 million worth of investments.
Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said on Wednesday.
Turkey has formally sought the men's extradition, calling them "traitors" and "terrorist elements".
The soldiers deny involvement in the coup.
No doubt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım's visible shift to pragmatism after his predecessor's years of Islamist romanticism, and his efforts to soften the Great Turkish Divide on religious and secular lines, have won many hearts and minds both in the Crescent and Star and among its friends abroad. Mr.