UN experts request investigation into human rights violations committed by Turkish-backed mercenaries in Libya

The United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries in a statement yesterday urged Turkey, Russia and Libya to investigate human rights violations...

Turkish parliament’s decision to expel Gergerlioğlu is another blow to democracy, say PACE monitors

The stripping of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu’s mandate is “another and repeated blow” that undermines parliamentary rights and immunity in...

Uyghur women marching from İstanbul to Ankara, demand Turkey help find their children in...

A group of Uyghur women in Turkey started a march from İstanbul to Ankara on Wednesday demanding that the Turkish government help locate their...

Turkey objected to participation of Japanese bar association federation and John Jay College at...

The Turkish government filed an objection with the United Nations to the participation of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and the John...

Leading MEPs condemn Turkish parliament’s decision to expel pro-Kurdish deputy known for human rights...

The European Parliament Standing Rapporteur for Turkey Nacho Sánchez Amor and Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee Sergey Lagodinsky issued...
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Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-Kurdish HDP

A Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday asked the Constitutional Court to shut down the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), parliament's third-largest group, AFP reported. President Recep...

Turkish parliament expels opposition lawmaker known for human rights activism

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday expelled opposition MP and prominent human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu after a controversial conviction over a social media post,...

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...

Police prevent HDP deputy, others from examining destroyed Armenian cemetery in Ankara

Turkish police have prevented opposition lawmaker Garo Paylan along with representatives from the Ankara branch of the Turkish Chamber of Architects from examining the...

EU should renew migration deal with Turkey: Borrell

 Speaking at a press conference following the EU Foreign and Home Affairs Ministers’ meeting, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep...

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