Turkey is violating international law with airstrikes in northern Syria, says Swedish politician

Morgan Johansson, a Swedish politician and spokesperson for the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraternas), says Turkey's airstrikes in northern Syria are a violation of international law,...

Turkey’s response to UN letter on Kavala case does not address allegations: UN special...

Turkey’s response to a joint letter sent by UN special rapporteurs in September on the case of Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and philanthropist...

US urges Turkey to de-escalate in Syria to protect civilians, support defeat of ISIS

The United States on Monday urged a de-escalation in Syria, where Ankara has carried out airstrikes and is threatening to launch a ground offensive,...

Greece rescuing hundreds of migrants in strong winds off Crete

"The distress call said there are 400-500 people on board," a coastguard spokeswoman told AFP, adding that the operation was hampered by near gale-force...

Kurdish journalist dies in Turkish airstrikes in Syria

Kurdish-Syrian journalist Îsam Hesen Ebdullah died in airstrikes conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on the bases of Kurdish militants in Syria, Turkish media...

Turkey’s public broadcaster targets journalist in exile in Stockholm

Turkey’s state-run TRT Haber news station has targeted a Turkish journalist in exile by broadcasting footage of his home in Stockholm, Turkish Minute reported. TRT’s...

Pro-Erdoğan journalist tracked Turkish political dissidents while using fake name and address in Denmark

Abdurrahman Şimşek, news coordinator for the Sabah newspaper, which is aligned with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been "mapping" political dissidents from...

Sweden changes constitution to beef up anti-terror law amid Turkey’s extradition requests

Sweden’s parliament on Wednesday passed a constitutional amendment that will make it possible to pass tougher anti-terror laws, a key demand from Turkey to...

Turkish journalist in exile says NATO must call Turkey’s bluff on his extradition

Bülent Keneş, a Turkish journalist living in exile in Sweden, said the world should know by now that most people Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Turkey’s request for Gülen extradition not sent to US court since it would be...

A Turkish minister has claimed that US officials haven’t sent Turkey’s requests for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, accused by Ankara of...

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