Germany rejected Turkey’s request to hand over writer critical of Erdoğan government

Germany rejected Turkey’s request to hand over a writer critical of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Nordic Monitor reported, citing an official...

US appeals court rejects Turkey’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against Erdoğan guards

A US district appeals court in Washington, D.C., has rejected Turkish government motions to dismiss two lawsuits filed by protesters who were attacked by...

There are clear indications of the existence of hit lists targeting Turkish government critics...

There are clear indications of hit lists targeting Turkish government critics in Germany, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Dr. Helmut Teichmann said in response to a...

Kurdish author on hit list targeting AKP critics in exile attacked in Wales

Gökhan Yavuzel, a Kurdish writer in Wales whose name is on a hit list targeting critics of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government...

German police tell former MP he’s on hit list targeting gov’t critics in exile

The German Federal Police have warned Hasip Kaplan, a former lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), of a planned assassination targeting him...

Erdoğan critics profiled by Turkish Embassy in Colombia, document reveals

Critics of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who had been profiled by the Turkish Embassy in Bogotá were included in a terrorism probe based on...

German union urges action against violence targeting exiled Turkish journalists

Frank Überall, chairman of the German Journalists’ Association (DJV), has called on the federal government to take steps to prevent threats and attacks targeting...

US representatives introduce legislation calling for sanctions on Turkish officials violating human rights

Two members of the US House of Representatives on Thursday announced the introduction of the “Turkey Human Rights Promotion Act of 2021,” a bipartisan...

Jailed Kurdish leader Demirtaş granted 2021 Human Rights Award by German city

A city in Germany has announced that it will grant its 2021 Human Rights Award to Selahattin Demirtaş, an opposition Kurdish politician who has...

Teachers fleeing Ankara’s crackdown to be deported to Bulgaria by Germany, fear possible extradition...

A German court has rejected the asylum applications of two Turkish teachers who worked for schools affiliated with the Gülen movement in Vietnam, ruling...

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