Turkish authorities sentence 21-year-old man to aggravated life over Kobani protests despite contradictory evidence

Turkish authorities have handed down an aggravated life sentence to a 21-year-old man for allegedly taking part in street protests in the country's Southeast...

[UPDATE] Greek police rescue 17 Turkish migrants in danger of freezing to death

The Greek police rescued 17 Turkish asylum seekers, including five children and four women, who crossed the Evros River from Turkey to Greece and...

Police officer forced to work in construction after post-coup purge dies in occupational accident

Yurdal Gökçe, 41, a former police officer who was dismissed by an emergency decree after a coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016, died...

Civil servant abducted by Turkish intelligence forced to testify against opposition deputies while in...

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a deputy from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said during budget talks on Friday that a man who was abducted and...

Kurdish leader Demirtaş’s books displayed among criminal ‘evidence’ seized in police raid

Three books authored by Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş -- "Leylan," "Devran" and "Seher" -- were displayed among criminal “evidence” seized in a police raid...

Turkish teacher dismissed after coup attempt dies by suicide

Recep Yaya, 35, a former teacher summarily dismissed from his job by an emergency decree after a coup attempt in July 2016, took his...

Amnesty International urges Council of Europe to launch infringement proceedings against Turkey

Amnesty International on Friday called on member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) to institute infringement proceedings against Turkey for failing to implement...

End-stage cancer patient released after spending 56 days in prison despite hospital reports

Ayşe Özdoğan, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, was released on Friday after spending 56 days in prison despite hospital reports recommending...

Police officers sentenced to prison for extorting money from terrorism suspects

Four police officers working at the counterterrorism bureau of the Alanya Police Department have been sentenced to a total of 41 years in prison...

Turkish prosecutors ordered detention of 342 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish prosecutors have over the past week ordered the detention of 342 people on terrorism charges due to their alleged links to the faith-based...

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