Turkish teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu, tortured to death under police custody, reinstated to his job...

It has been revealed that Turkish teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu, who was tortured to death under police custody in the wake of a controversial military coup attempt...

Survey shows level of happiness in Turkey goes down in 2017

The level of self-reported happiness among all individuals in Turkey was 58 percent in 2017, down slightly from 61.3 percent in 2016, according to...

Int’l press, human rights bodies slam Turkish court’s ruling of aggravated life sentences for...

International press and human rights organisations have slammed a decision rendered by a Turkish court on Friday of aggravated life imprisonment for prominent journalists...

Turkish court gives aggravated life sentences to prominent journalists

A Turkish court has sentenced six prominent journalists to life in prison over a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, with three of...

At least 3 victims of Erdoğan’s persecution targeting Gülen movement drowned as trying to...

At least three victims of the massive post-coup persecution of Turkish government, led by autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, targeting the alleged members of...

COMMENTARY — The case of Turkish journalist İbrahim Karayeğen under torture and abuse

By Abdullah Bozkurt Among all the 250 journalists who are currently languishing behind bars in Turkey under abusive conditions in which torture and ill-treatment are...

Survey: 1,2 million people victimised by emergency rule in Turkey

A survey conducted by Turkish rights group has showed that over 1,2 million people were badly affected by losing their economic status, property or...

Turkish prosecutor shows tweets and retweets as evidence for accusing jailed journalists of being...

The case over the alleged media structure of the Gülen movement regarding 29 journalists on trial has eventually come to the decision stage. Among...

Jailed Turkish physicist Ali Kaya: I used science to stay sane during my incarceration

Working with pen and paper and cut off from the outside world, Turkish Professor Ali Kaya who was jailed over his alleged links to...

Turkish veteran journalist Acar, who said ‘My newspaper turned into a prison,’ in jail...

Mustafa Erkan Acar (45), a Turkish journalist with 22 years of experience, has been deprived of his freedom for 557 days as of Feb. 2,...

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