EP rapporteur slams Turkish gov’t over use of terror accusations to stifle criticism

Turkey is using broad accusations of terrorism to silence critics, said Nacho Sánchez Amor, an MEP from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)...

FBI investigates transnational repression tactics of foreign governments in US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency, indicates...

Turkish healthcare professionals call for medical neutrality in Ukraine

Eight medical organizations in Turkey have in a joint statement called for medical neutrality in Ukraine, referring to the principles of the Geneva Conventions,...

Greece stops 5 boats from Turkey carrying more than 120 migrants: report

Greece has prevented five boats carrying more than 120 people from illegally entering its waters in the eastern Aegean Sea from Turkey, The Associated...

Turkish rights groups call on Russia to end invasion of Ukraine

The Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV/HRFT) have in a joint statement called on Russia to immediately end...

Republicans slam NBA failure to support Kanter’s stance on China’s treatment of Uyghurs

A number of Republicans in the US Senate have expressed support for former Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom, an outspoken critic of human...

Belgian law firm to take alleged crimes against humanity by Turkish officials to ICC

Johan Vande Lanotte, a legal counsel from the Belgian-based law firm Van Steenbrugge Advocaten (VSA) and a professor of law at the University of...

Austrian police find 8 migrants from Turkey in a truck: report

Austrian police have announced that last month they found eight migrants from Turkey in life-threatening conditions hidden inside a narrow wooden pallet box that...

Turkish drone used by Ethiopia killed 59 civilians sheltering in a school in Tigray:...

The Washington Post has analyzed photos of shrapnel and satellite imagery and cross-referenced video to confirm that Ethiopia used a Turkish drone in January...

UNCHR spokesperson says they are investigating the death of 19 migrants on Turkish-Greek border

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Shabia Mantoo on Thursday said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding 19 migrants who froze to...

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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of prevention of...

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