Pro-Kurdish party discovers wiretapping devices in İstanbul headquarters

Saruhan Oluç, deputy chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) parliamentary group, said at a press conference on Tuesday that four listening devices...

Woman detained over links to Gülen movement after giving birth

A woman was detained less than 24 hours after delivering a baby yesterday for alleged affiliation with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired...

Turkey issues detention warrants for 295 active duty military officers over alleged Gülen links

Turkish authorities have ordered the detention of 304 people, including 295 active duty military officers, in what is considered the largest operation against members...

Air force cadet serving life sentence severely beaten by guards in Silivri Prison

Muhammed Ali Taş, a former air force cadet who was sentenced to life in prison after a July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey,...

Inmate denied release despite 2 brain tumors and additional health problems

Lütfi Koç, who was arrested for alleged membership in the Gülen movement, has been denied release from prison despite developing two brain tumors and...

Inmate in Diyarbakır Prison subjected to torture, says Independent Lawyers Association

Mehmet Sıdık Meşe, an inmate in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır Prison, has been subjected to beating and torture by prison guards, said the Independent Lawyer's...

Turkish court convicts academic on terrorism-related charges based on one-dollar bills, personal notes and...

A Turkish court convicted Vedat Demir, a professor of communications and former columnist, on terrorism-related charges based on five one-dollar bills, personal notes, tweets...

Rear handcuffing of detainees accused of supporting families of political prisoners sparks outcry

Rear handcuffing of detainees who were accused of supporting families of prisoners jailed over alleged Gülen links sparked outcry among human rights defenders, Turkish...

Turkey’s Armenian community still fears for its safety despite ceasefire in Karabakh

Turkey’s Armenian community still fears for its safety despite a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, after ultranationalist elements, with tacit approval of the Turkish government, used...

CoE Committee of Ministers urges Turkish authorities to immediately release Kavala

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE), the organization’s statutory decision-making body, expressed profound concern that...

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