14 years on, family and friends still seek justice for slain journalist Hrant Dink:...

Scores of people on Tuesday continued to call on Turkish authorities to identify all those involved in the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink...

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...

Refugees in Bolu province told to stay home after 9 pm, avoid behavior that...

In a meeting with representatives of refugees from various countries, the governor of Bolu province said foreigners should respect local traditions and provided a...

Dutch journalist filed complaint against threats from Turkey

A Dutch journalist of Turkish origin who has been targeted by threats originating from Turkey prompted authorities in the Netherlands to take security measures. Basri...

In a secret document, Turkey admitted jailing dozens of journalists while sticking to policy...

A secret Turkish government document obtained by Nordic Monitor has revealed that Turkey privately acknowledged it had jailed dozens of journalists even though it...

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels used child soldiers, pro-government think tank report reveals

Some 4 percent of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army’s (SNA) ranks comprised child soldiers in the years prior to early 2020, according to a...

‘Greek authorities need to know they are sending us back to prison,’ say Turkish...

"Greek authorities have to realize that by pushing us back to Turkey, they are sending us to prison," said S., who was sent back...

President Erdoğan discusses Uyghurs with his Chinese counterpart in phone call

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a phone call on Tuesday that it’s important to Turkey that Uyghur Muslims...
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Abusive mass arrests of Turkish lawyers damage rule of law: Human Rights Watch

The abusive mass arrest of Turkish lawyers damages the rule of law and blatantly seeks to identify lawyers with the alleged crimes of their...

Child worker accounts reveal plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey

The personal accounts of child workers who work 12 hours a day for a fraction of the minimum wage while having to endure social...

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Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

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