• Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoganl left, greets Kemal Kilicdaroglu before a meeting n Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016. Erdogan met Monday with leaders of the main opposition parties, Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, National Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The meeting took place amid a government crackdown upon people suspected of links with Fethullah Gulen, a self-exiled cleric that Erdogan blames for the failed coup attempt.(Presidential Press Service, Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)

    AP interview: Turkish opposition warns govt about witch hunt

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism.

  • Correction: Closing Guantanamo-Kansas story

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  • Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold banners and waves their national flags, during a rally at Kizilay main square, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Turkey to provide hard evidence that a U.S.-based cleric was behind a foiled coup attempt last weekend if it wants him extradited.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Experts: Restoring death penalty in Turkey would be risky

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Rights groups and legal experts said Wednesday that Turkey would be abandoning international rights conventions, and reverting to relics of military dictatorships if it reinstates the death penalty, which was abolished more than a decade ago.

  • A woman takes part in a pro-government rally in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The rebellion, which saw warplanes firing on key government installations and tanks rolling into major cities, was quashed by loyal government forces and masses of civilians who took to the streets. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    The Latest: Canada urges respect for law in coup aftermath

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