73 inmates died in Turkish prisons in 2022, opposition lawmaker says

Seventy-three inmates have died in Turkish prisons in 2022, according to a report by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and human rights defender Ömer...

Man extradited from Sweden to Turkey imprisoned for alleged PKK membership

A Turkish court on Saturday jailed a man convicted of membership in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) a day after Sweden extradited him,...

Turkish commentator taken off air after mentioning Erdoğan ex-football star foe

A football announcer for Turkey’s public broadcaster TRT was taken off the air while commentating on a 2022 FIFA World Cup match after he...

Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism bestows 2022 Humanitarian Award on Enes Kanter Freedom

Enes Kanter Freedom, an activist and former NBA basketball player, on Thursday accepted the 2022 Humanitarian Award at the Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism (MSAA)...

Concern rises as new Turkish media law squeezes dissent

A new law gives Turkey fresh ammunition to censor the media and silence dissent ahead of elections in which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan plans...

Opposition leader asks Turkish officer who threatened Uyghurs with deportation, ‘Are you the Chinese...

“Are you the Chinese police oppressing our Uyghur brothers?” Ali Babacan, leader of the opposition Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), said in a social...

22 detained in Turkey over alleged Gülen links

Turkish police on Wednesday detained 22 people including former military and police officers as part of two separate operations targeting alleged members of the...

UN committee faults Turkey in case of teacher who died in custody after arrest...

The United Nations Human Rights Committee on Wednesday released its decision concerning an application submitted on behalf of a teacher who was allegedly tortured...

Dismissed police officer forced to work as deliveryman dies in traffic accident

Former police officer Hasan Önal (31), a victim of purges that followed a July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey who was fired from...

Turkish journalist sentenced to nearly 300 years in prison for smearing al-Qaeda linked jihadists:...

A prominent Turkish journalist who was accused of defaming an al-Qaeda-linked radical group that endorsed Osama bin Laden and called for armed jihad and...

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