COMMENTARY — Uzbek jihadists worked with Turkey’s intelligence under Erdoğan’s rule

By Abdullah Bozkurt When Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan set his eyes to topple Bashar al-Assad and replace his regime with a proxy Islamist...

Little girl cries out for help for jailed mom, missing dad in Turkey

An 11-year old Turkish girl has pleaded for the release of her mom who was jailed in Turkey as a hostage on false charges...

SCF reveals mass torture and abuse in an unofficial detention facility in Turkey’s capital

Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF), a monitoring group for rights violations in Turkey, has received credible reports of mass torture and abuse in an...

VIDEO — Turkish women say husbands detained in Malaysia cannot be linked to ISIL

https://youtu.be/kmn6BgRnqtc The wives of three Turkish men who were detained by Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur last week have said their husbands are not Islamic...

Fifth Turkish national detained in Malaysia as Najib Razak ramps up persecution of Erdoğan...

https://youtu.be/_QWgen8i04U A fifth case of arbitrary detention of a Turkish national by Malaysian authorities as part of escalating witch-hunt persecution of critics abroad by Turkey’s...

Stockholm Center for Freedom calls on Malaysia to stop persecuting Turkish nationals

Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF), a monitoring group on rights violations in Turkey, remain highly concerned on the pattern of abductions, detentions and forcible...

Malaysia gov’t does Erdoğan’s bidding in persecuting Gülen movement members

The crackdown by Malaysia government on critics and opponents of Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Kuala Lumpur, appeared to have taken place...

VIDEO — EP President says democracy cannot exist without media freedom, expresses concern on...

Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, said genuine democracy cannot exist without a media freedom, expressing concerns on jailed journalists in Turkey. Speaking...

VIDEO — A Turkish national abducted in Malaysia by operatives linked to Turkey’s Erdoğan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rIm1qNeN3s A Turkish national was abducted in Kuala Lumpur on a broad daylight by unknown operatives who are believed to be affiliated with Turkish government...

The police officer who thwarted coup plotters detained in sick bed

A 34-year old police officer who intervened into the advance of army tanks in Turkish capital and helped push putschist back on the day...

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