Pro-gov’t daily admits ‘fake’ reports of attack on headscarved woman by Gezi protestors

The radical Islamist, pro-government Yeni Akit newspaper has admitted in a report that claims of a physical attack on a headscarf-wearing woman on the...

44 women journalists subjected to police violence, 13 detained to date in 2021

Violence against female journalists has increased in Turkey, with 44 female journalists subjected to police violence and 13 detained while covering events in the...

Civil servant fired in post-coup purge not reinstated despite acquittal of all charges

A former civil servant who was summarily dismissed from his job with a government decree after a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15,...

US slaps sanctions on Syria armed group with Turkey links

The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on a Syrian armed group that killed a Kurdish politician amid Turkey’s 2019 incursion, vowing to keep...

Refugees express concern about their future in Turkey

Refugees in Turkey's Bolu province said they are worried about their future after the mayor said on Monday he would impose water and solid...

95,000 people await acquittal based on ECtHR’s ByLock ruling

Thousands of people arrested or convicted on terrorism charges due to their alleged use of the ByLock mobile phone application expect to be acquitted...

Disabled girl forced to leave special needs school due to father’s links to Gülen...

Nurefşan Ketenci, 16, a young girl with major disabilities who had been forced to leave a public special needs school in Turkey because her...

Documentary details torture of Turkish diplomats in police custody

A documentary that premiered on the Bold Medya news website’s YouTube channel on Sunday revealed the plight of former diplomats summarily dismissed from the...

US representatives introduce legislation calling for sanctions on Turkish officials violating human rights

Two members of the US House of Representatives on Thursday announced the introduction of the “Turkey Human Rights Promotion Act of 2021,” a bipartisan...

Concern mounts about possible Turkish law on media funding

Press freedom groups expressed concern Friday about comments by Turkish officials concerning possible legislation to regulate foreign funding for media and the dissemination of...

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Download PDF - Erdoğan’s long arm reaches to Norway, targeting critics of Turkish government Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to Norway using...

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