Rights organizations condemn racist attack against Kurdish family in Konya

The Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Turkey Human Rights Foundation (TİHV) on Saturday condemned what they described as a horrifying racist attack against...

Former officer succumbs to cancer shortly after release from prison

Ercan Dağhan, a former 2nd lieutenant who was diagnosed with cancer while in pre-trial detention, died today after nearly four years of battling the...

53 teachers died by suicide after dismissal from their jobs: labor union

Fifty-three teachers died by suicide in Turkey after being dismissed from their jobs by emergency decree-laws in the aftermath of a coup attempt in...

Moldova to ask Turkey to extradite oligarch Plahotniuc, former politician allegedly behind deportation of...

Moldova’s prosecutor general will ask Turkish authorities to extradite the former leader of the Democratic Party (PDM), oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, who was allegedly behind...

75 detained over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish government has detained of a total of 75 suspects in a week due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, according to reports...

Turkey’s top appeals court rules retweeting ‘insulting post’ constitutes a crime

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals on Monday decided that retweeting a social media post which had insulted a public officer constituted a crime, the...

Şenyaşar family calls on new justice minister for fair and effective legal procedure in...

Members of the Şenyaşar family, who have been demanding justice for three of their relatives murdered by people connected to a lawmaker from the...

Professor, jailed for 6 years, given disciplinary punishment on day of release

A prominent Turkish professor who has been behind bars for six years on politically motivated charges has been forced to serve four more months...

Former teacher imprisoned over Gülen links dies from COVID-19 weeks before his release

Ersoy Karamustafa, a former teacher arrested over alleged links to the Gülen movement, died in prison on Saturday of COVID-19, less than two months...

Turkey’s top court says jailed former lawmaker’s rights were violated

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that Turkey violated the rights of Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker and...

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