Greece to extend border wall to 120 kilometers, says migration and asylum minister

Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarachi has said the border wall along its frontier with Turkey will be expanded to 120 kilometers...

Members of Furkan Foundation beaten, detained by police

Members of the Furkan Foundation, an anti-government religious group, on Monday were beaten and detained by police officers in Turkey's Osmaniye province, the Tr724...

Anti-refugee party leader prevented from entering border city to plant a ‘mine’

Turkish police and gendarmerie have prevented Ümit Özdağ, leader of the far-right and anti-refugee Victory Party (ZP), from entering the border province of Hatay...

Turkish police raid homes of members of pro-Kurdish HDP, detain 36 on terror charges

Turkish police raided the homes of members and officials of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the headquarters of an art association on...

Greece says stops over 1,000 migrants from Turkey

Athens on Monday accused smugglers from Turkey of trying to send more than a thousand migrants to Greek islands before the boats were detected...

Turkish asylum seeker and former professor drowns in Canada’s Lake Simcoe

A former professor who sought asylum in Canada after a coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016 drowned on Sunday in Ontario’s Lake Simcoe...

Counterterrorism police detain HDP lawmaker’s son and former journalist Muhammed Cihad Cemre

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Hüda Kaya's son, former journalist Muhammed Cihad Cemre, was detained on Saturday by the counterterrorism police, Turkish media reported. Cemre...

Turkish women’s rights activists criticize reduced sentences on grounds of ‘provocation’ in gender-based violence...

Turkish women's rights activists have criticized courts handing down reduced sentences to perpetrators of gender-based violence on the grounds that they were “provoked,” saying...

Hundreds gather at ECtHR to demand justice for victims of Turkey’s post-coup crackdown

Hundreds of activists and victims of Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, joined by former leader of the UK’s Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn and EU parliamentarians, gathered...

Ankara University uses profiling files from MİT to justify post-coup purge of academics

Ankara University, where more than 100 academics were fired by government decrees in the aftermath of an abortive putsch on July 15, 2016, has...

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