32 more Turks including academics and doctors seek asylum in Greece

Thirty-two Turkish citizens including academics, teachers and doctors have applied for asylum in Greece after being detained by Greek Maritime Security forces on an...

Turkish teacher under UN protection detained in Azerbaijan for deportation to Turkey, wife says

https://youtu.be/jDu5rWqE0IA Taci Şentürk, a Turkish teacher who was working in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, was taken by police to an unknown place after UN...

Turkish court releases 6 including German journalist Meşale Tolu

An İstanbul court on Monday released German journalist Meşale Tolu along with five others on judicial probation, Cumhuriyet reported. Tolu, who was detained in April...

Belgian PM Michel calls to end Turkey’s accession negotiations with the EU

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has said that Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was moving away European values and called for an end to Turkey's...

Erdoğan proposed swapping Turkish asylum seekers for jailed Germans

Turkish autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in September proposed to Berlin a swap of some Turks who took refuge in Germany for German citizens...

Reliable sources: 6 abducted Turkish educators still kept in Kosovo

The reliable local sources in Kosovo informed Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday that the detained 5 Turkish educators and an academician have...

Macron calls Erdoğan again to seek jailed French journalist’s release

French President Emmanuel Macron phoned Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again on Sunday after his call on Tuesday to demand the immediate release...

Elder brother of man who lost his wife in Athens last week detained in...

Mehmet Ali Uludağ, whose wife died Athens last week as he was waiting in Germany to reunite with his family, who had to flee...

Deutsche Welle: German halls refuse to reserve hall for Erdoğan speech

German halls refuse to reservations for a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who plans to address Turks in Germany following G20 summit...

Erdoğan says Turkish people studying in West become voluntary agents

Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said people who go to study in Western countries assimilate into their culture and become voluntary agents...

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