Relatives of Turkish exiles fail to escape post-coup witch hunt, detained near Greek border

Four people were detained in Edirne province while they were allegedly on their way to escape to Greece, on Sunday. Gendarmerie rounded up a former...

In an AKP meeting in Düsseldorf, Turkish PM Yıldırım accuses Germany of ‘harboring terrorists’

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Saturday accused Germany and other European countries of harboring “terrorist organizations.” “Unfortunately, terrorist organizations are allowed to swarm around...

Turkish Consulate in the Netherlands seized Turks’ passports over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has confiscated the Turkish passports of a number of Dutch-Turkish people who are allegedly affiliated with the Gülen...

German deputy asks for questioning of Turkish PM over spying imams

A German deputy filed a complaint against Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, who is holding a rally in Germany today, over alleged links to...

AKP’s Austria head says rejection of executive presidency would lead to civil war

In a video shared online the representative of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Austria Mahmut Koç says if the transition to...

Scandal over Turkish spy imams in Europe reaches to Norway

It turns out that the alleged spying network that involved Turkish imams who were accused of profiling critics and opponents of Turkey’s president in...

AKP deputy urges Turkey to investigate spying activities by Germany

Amid tensions between Turkey and Germany over spying imams, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Metin Külünk urged prosecutors to investigate possible spying...

Turkey calls on parents to report Erdogan critics at German schools

Turkish consulates in Germany have been organizing events for Turkish parents and asking them to spy on critics of the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Pro-gov’t daily calls German police operations on Turkey’s spying imams ‘Merkelist terror’

The front page of pro-government Star Daily on Thursday bore a headline saying “Merkelist Terror” and criticized German police investigations into allegations of Turkish...

German police raid apartments of 4 DİTİB imams suspected of spying

German police teams on Wednesday morning raided the apartments of four Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) imams in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate who...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

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Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

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