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Kurdish lawmaker faces up to 15 years in prison on terrorism charges

A lawmaker from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was stripped of her parliamentary immunity and jailed earlier this month, faces a prison...

74 percent of Turks believe Turkish democracy is in a bad state: report

Seventy-four percent of Turks believe the state of democracy in their country is somewhat bad or in danger, Turkish Minute reported, citing the findings...

Mother of former sergeant imprisoned on coup charges dies of heart attack

Necla Çelik (49), the mother of former sergeant Mustafa Çelik, who has been imprisoned in Silivri Prison for six years for allegedly aiding and...

A thousand days after her disappearance, family of Gülistan Doku says authorities no longer...

The family of Gülistan Doku, a young Kurdish woman who went missing on January 5, 2020, said Turkish authorities were no longer searching for...

56 face detention over alleged Gülen links in separate investigations

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 56 people due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement, the Bold Medya news website reported. As...

Journalist gets 13 years in prison on terrorism charges

A journalist from a now-closed Kurdish newspaper has been handed down a prison sentence of 13 years, three months on various terrorism charges and...

RTÜK fines 3 TV stations for airing debates on crime boss’s corruption claims

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog has imposed a fine on three TV stations for airing debate programs during which the inner workings of an alleged corruption...

Turkish, Swedish delegations hold talks in Ankara about Turkey’s extradition requests

A delegation from the Swedish justice ministry met with a delegation from its counterpart in Turkey on Wednesday to discuss Turkey’s requests for the...

Opposition HDP calls for parliamentary inquiry commission for rights violations in prisons

Co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Pervin Buldan has called on the Turkish parliament to establish a commission of inquiry for rights...

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