I lost 4 years of my life, jailed philanthropist Kavala says

Prominent Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who on Monday  marked the fourth anniversary of his arrest at an İstanbul prison, said his image...

Turkish prosecutor who approved torture chambers at unauthorized site identified: report

Torture chambers set up at an unofficial detention site in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara that were the subject of a Council of Europe...

Another former teacher imprisoned over Gülen links dies of COVID-19

Önder Ateş, a former English teacher arrested for alleged links to the Gülen movement, died in prison yesterday of COVID-19, Bold Medya reported. Ateş had...

Woman jailed for husband’s role in corruption operations involving Erdoğan denied medical treatment

Sümeyya Aksoy, 43, the wife of a police chief jailed for her husband’s role in corruption and bribery operations back in 2013 that implicated...

Letter to columnist reveals how poorly nursing mothers treated in Turkish prisons

A letter from a jailed victim of government crackdown on faith-based Gülen movement to Yeni Asya daily Editor-in-Chief Kazım Güleçyüz shows that women, including...

Appeals court upholds sentences given to İpek family members

A regional appeals court has upheld prison sentences given to members of the İpek family, whose İpek Holding was seized by the Turkish government...
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Abusive mass arrests of Turkish lawyers damage rule of law: Human Rights Watch

The abusive mass arrest of Turkish lawyers damages the rule of law and blatantly seeks to identify lawyers with the alleged crimes of their...

Turkish police and intelligence agency authorized to use military weaponry in event of civil...

The Turkish National Police (EGM) and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) will be able to use weaponry and equipment belonging to the Turkish Armed...

Armored vehicle hits 5-year-old girl in southeastern Şanlıurfa province

A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured after being hit by an armored vehicle in southeastern Turkey's Şanlıurfa province on Wednesday, crushing her leg, the...

Turkey’s top appeals court overturns prison sentences of privates in 2016 coup case: report

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned a decision by a lower court sentencing 14 privates to life in prison on charges of involvement...

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