Detention warrants issued for Sözcü daily’s owner, 3 employees over alleged Gülen links

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for the owner of the leading opposition newspaper Sözcü as well as three of...

COMMENTARY — Did Turkey’s intel have anything to do with a bomb attack on...

By Abdullah Bozkurt & Ahmet Dönmez A suicide bombing attack aboard a civilian passenger jet in Mogadishu on Feb 2, 2016 that forced the plane...

Abducted teacher in Turkey turns up in police detention after 42 days of torture...

A philosophy teacher who was abducted in Turkish capital on a broad daylight in April and reported missing by his wife turned up in...

SCF report on Malaysia exposes abductions by Erdoğan’s long arm in Asia

Turkey has adopted a new thuggish tactic in persecuting its critics and opponents abroad by orchestrating abductions, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial renditions in addition...

Turkish consul in Australia wrote a scandalous letter to members of Parliament

In a scathing attack on Australian institutions and nationals of Turkish origin as part of Turkish government campaign of persecution and harassment of critics...

Malaysia turned over Erdoğan’s critics to Turkey where they will be tortured

Ignoring human rights organization’s plea to not turn three Turkish nationals over to Turkey where they will be subjected to torture and abuse, Malaysian...

COMMENTARY — Turkey intel-linked ISIL man posed as a refugee, went through Greece, registered...

By Abdullah Bozkurt A chilling account of a suspect in the deadliest terror attack in Turkey that was blamed on Islamic State of Iraq and...

59 years-old author dies after allegedly falling from balcony as police raid home to...

Mustafa Hikmet Kayapalı, 59-year-old theologian and author targeted by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government under the rule of Turkey's autocratic President Recep...

Horrific torture details emerge in Turkey’s capital, a lawyer reveals to SCF

Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has received further details about horrific tales about ongoing torture and abuse in an exposed unofficial detention facility in...

Turkish Consulate in Warsaw seized passport of a news portal founder

Turkey’s General Consulate in Warsaw has seized the passport of a Turkish national in Poland as part of increasing pattern of arbitrary refusal of...

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