Turkish government releases German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel

A Turkish court, İstanbul 32nd High Criminal Court, has accepted an indictment seeking up to 18 years in jail for German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel...

Over 1,400 people seek asylum in Germany to escape persecution of Turkish gov’t

 More than 1,400 Turkish nationals, including military officers, public officials and their family members, applied for asylum in Germany in the first two months...

Report: German intelligence ponders putting pro-Erdoğan DİTİB under surveillance

German intelligence is reportedly examining whether to put the pro-Erdoğan Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), which has been at the center of a series...

ECtHR fines Turkey 70,000 euros in two separate cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday fined Turkey a total of 70,000 euros in two cases that were brought to the...

Exiled Turkish journalist Dündar vows to quit profession if Erdoğan proves him a spy

Exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar has promised to quit journalism if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proves his claim that Dündar is a spy,...

Referring to talks with Turkey’s Erdoğan, Macron says being world leader not ‘cool’

French President Emmanuel Macron has said being a world leader is not as “cool” as it seems and cited having to speak with Turkey's...

EU spokesperson: EU monitors emergency state implications in Turkey

A European Union spokesperson on Wednesday said the EU is monitoring the practical implications of a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of...

Greece seizes Libya-bound ship carrying explosive materials loaded in Turkish ports

Greek authorities have seized a Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for Libya and carrying materials, which have been loaded in Turkey's İskenderun and Mersin ports, used...

OSCE: Most Turkish media associated with ruling AKP ahead of critical elections

"The media landscape comprises numerous broadcast and print outlets, most of which are considered to be associated with the ruling political party," said the Office...

Activists call on Turkish gov’t to release jailed babies, mothers on World Children’s Rights...

A silent demonstration was held by a group of activists in The Hague, the Parliamentary Capital of the Netherlands, on November 20 World Children’s...

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