EU official urges Greece to investigate asylum-seeker pushbacks: report

EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson during a visit to Greece called on the country to “do more” to investigate allegations that its coastguard...

Body of Kurdish asylum seeker discovered in Greek refugee detention center

A Kurdish asylum seeker from Turkey was discovered dead in the bathroom of a refugee detention center in Greece where he had been detained...

Swiss MPs urge gov’t not to ratify trade deal with Turkey, citing rights violations

Lawmakers from both chambers of the Swiss parliament have signed a letter calling on the country’s government to postpone the ratification of a trade...

Turkey continues arresting Uyghurs during Chinese foreign minister’s official visit to Ankara

The Turkish government is continuing to arrest members of Uyghur diaspora in the country during the official visit of Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang...

Turkey’s far-right MHP spreading racist propaganda abroad, says German gov’t

Turkey's far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has been increasingly exerting influence over the Turkish government and spreading racist propaganda abroad, the German federal government...

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation took over 216 Gülen-linked schools in 44 countries, chairman says

Birol Akgün, chairman of Turkey’s Maarif Foundation, on Monday said during an online meeting that they have taken over 216 schools affiliated with the...

EU to deepen trade with Turkey but ready for sanctions: European Commission, EEAS report

A report prepared by the European Commission and the EU External Action Service (EEAS) for a European Council meeting on March 25-26 revealed that...

International community and organizations react to Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

World leaders, international and regional organizations and right groups have reacted negatively to Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of...

Turkey accuses Greece of leaving handcuffed migrants at sea

Turkish officials on Friday accused Greek coast guards of handcuffing seven migrants and throwing them into the Aegean Sea without life jackets, resulting in...

UN experts request investigation into human rights violations committed by Turkish-backed mercenaries in Libya

The United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries in a statement yesterday urged Turkey, Russia and Libya to investigate human rights violations...

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