EP member voices concern over missing educator

A member of the European Parliament on Monday voiced concern about the suspicious disappearance of an educator in Kyrgyzstan, urging Kyrgyz authorities to exert...

ECtHR rules Turkey violated rights of writer jailed over Gülen links

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has faulted Turkey over the imprisonment of journalist and writer Ali Bulaç, who was jailed for close...

Kyrgyz protest over missing Gülen-linked educator

Hundreds protested in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday after educator Orhan İnandı, founder of a prestigious school network, went missing in Bishkek and is feared to...

Top human rights groups urge CoE to ensure Turkey complies with ECtHR judgments

The Council of Europe (CoE) should insist that Turkey immediately comply with judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) or face infringement...

Turkish rapper briefly detained for ‘insulting’ President Erdoğan

Turkish rapper Şehinşah, whose real name is Ufuk Yıkılmaz, announced on Twitter on Saturday that he had been detained at the airport in the...

Kyrgyz hold vigil in hope of finding missing educator

Kyrgyz who have been protesting since the suspicious disappearance of an educator in the country held a silent vigil in Bishkek on Monday in...

Turkish authorities detain 14 female university students on Gülen charges

A total of 14 female university students were detained in Turkey's capital of Ankara on June 1 for alleged links to the Gülen movement,...

Ailing retired imam imprisoned on Gülen links succumbs to cancer

Ahmet Kaptan, 65, a retired imam imprisoned on alleged links to the Gülen movement who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while in prison, succumbed...

CCTV recordings kept secret from the public reveal torture and abuse in Turkey

CCTV recordings kept secret by the Turkish government have confirmed the testimony of dozens of gendarmes who were subjected to torture and abuse in...

Missing educator İnandı being held in Turkish Embassy in Bishkek, wife claims

The wife of educator Orhan İnandı who went missing in Bishkek on the evening of May 31 said on Sunday that her husband is currently being...

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