Human Rights Watch calls on Turkish Parliament not to expel opposition deputy Gergerlioğlu

Any move by Turkey’s parliament to use opposition lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu’s wrongful conviction for a social media post as a pretext to strip...

Turkey arrests TV journalist for insulting President Erdoğan

Turkey has arrested a well-known television journalist for comments she made on-air about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Agence France-Presse reported on Saturday, citing her...

New research decodes how Turkey brands law abiding & peaceful people as terrorists

The authoritarian government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open contempt for the rule of law has plunged Turkey into an abject lawlessness whereby innocent...

2 prosecutors, 3 Court of Accounts inspectors removed from jobs due to alleged Gülen...

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has expelled two prosecutors, while the Court of Accounts has relieved three inspectors of their duties...

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels used child soldiers, pro-government think tank report reveals

Some 4 percent of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army’s (SNA) ranks comprised child soldiers in the years prior to early 2020, according to a...

Turkey’s top court says rights of journalist Ahmet Altan not violated

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that no rights violation took place in the re-imprisonment of prominent writer and journalist Ahmet Altan after the court...

Reports reveal criminal neglect in case of academic who died of  COVID-19 in prison

Evidence of criminal neglect is emerging as reports claim that jailed academic Halil Şimşek, who died in western Çanakkale Prison after contracting COVID-19, had...

Assyrian, Chaldean associations call on Turkish authorities to investigate disappearance of villagers

Chaldean and Assyrian associations in Europe, the United States, Australia and Iraq sent a joint letter to Turkey’s justice and interior ministers demanding a...

Turkey’s purge victims hold protest in front of UN’s İstanbul Office

Victims of a massive government purge that took place in Turkey in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016 held a demonstration...

Jailed journalist Sedef Kabaş says women often subjected to violence in Turkey

Prominent TV journalist Sedef Kabaş, who has been behind bars since January 22, in a letter from prison said women have a difficult time...

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