The morning’s most important stories, selected by Post editors
Turkey detains 6,000 linked to failed coup
A sweeping campaign to arrest renegade military officers, soldiers and other suspects showed signs of turning into a nationwide crackdown against opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. More than 50 senior army officers were in custody in connection with Friday’s attempted putsch.
By Hugh Naylor and Erin Cunningham • Read more »Old-school coup fails to topple Turkey’s powerful president
ANALYSIS | In the age of the smartphone, the coup attempt in Turkey perhaps didn’t stand a chance. And now the crackdown begins.
By Ishaan Tharoor • Read more »
Cleric blamed by Turkey leads global movement from Pa.
Fethullah Gulen’s network of schools and think tanks touts moderate Islam, but its broad influence has sparked accusations of mischief from the Turkish government.
By Lisa Rein and Valerie Strauss • Read more »
On Istanbul’s streets: Anger, joy, devastation and celebration
Ordinary Turks — in stunning acts of bravery and defiance — halted a violent army takeover of the civilian government.
By Erin Cunningham, Zeynep Karatas and William Booth • Read more »