Top court rejects 2 Kurdish politicians’ applications claiming unlawful arrest in Kobani case

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has rejected individual applications filed by two former lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) claiming that arrest warrants issued...

Turkish authorities deny 80-year-old imprisoned woman’s appeal to be put under house arrest

Turkish authorities have denied the appeal of an 80-year-old Kurdish woman, arrested for links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), to be put...

9-months-pregnant woman requests release, saying she will soon go into labor

A nine-months-pregnant woman who was sent to prison in early May has requested her release, telling her family that she is cramping and will...

53 current and former Turkish diplomats detained, sparking fears of a repeat of May...

Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's office on Monday ordered the detention of five active-duty and 48 former diplomats over alleged links to the Gülen movement,...

70 students briefly detained for attending Pride March at Boğaziçi University

Turkish police on Friday broke up a Pride March at Boğaziçi University in İstanbul, detaining 70 of the students for participating in the event,...

PACE rapporteurs denied permission to visit Kavala in prison

A request by the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to visit businessman and...

82 women’s organizations publish statement in support of migrants in Turkey

A total of 82 women's organizations published a joint statement on Monday criticizing the rising anti-migrant sentiment in Turkey, saying they supported migrants and...

Members of anti-gov’t Furkan Foundation mistreated by police: reports

Members of the Furkan Foundation, an anti-government religious group, on Sunday were beaten by police officers as they were trying to make a public...

Two Turkish journalists say receiving threats due to their reporting

Two female journalists in Turkey have announced that they are receiving threats due to their reporting on an aide to a mafia boss and...

Turkey marks Youth Day amid widespread youth unemployment

Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day was celebrated on Thursday in Turkey, where 2.3 million young people are unemployed, corresponding to 41 percent of Turks...

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