New report sheds light on algorithm used to persecute alleged members of Gülen movement...

More than 13,000 Turkish military personnel have been dismissed since July 2016 on the basis of an algorithm used by the authorities to assess...

Emirati general accused of torture elected new INTERPOL president at İstanbul meeting

An Emirati general accused of torture was elected president of INTERPOL at the organization’s meeting in İstanbul on Thursday, despite the concerns of human...

Human rights organizations issue statement calling for acquittal of participants in Saturday Mothers protest

A total of 18 human rights organizations called on authorities in a joint statement to acquit 46 defendants who appeared in court on Thursday...

Abducted and tortured, educator İnandı gives details of his ordeal at first hearing of...

Orhan İnandı, a Turkish-Kyrgyz educator rendered to Turkey from Kyrgyzstan by Turkish intelligence, said at his first court hearing on Tuesday that he was...

Police officer convicted of killing teenager with armored vehicle given reduced sentence due to...

A police officer identified only by the initials S.K. was given a reduced sentence of four years, five months and 10 days for the...

We will use INTERPOL General Assembly to persuade the delegates to take a stance...

We will use the INTERPOL General Assembly, which began in İstanbul on Tuesday, to persuade officials and delegates to take a stance against the...

Bolu City Council approves exorbitant fees on foreigners to access public services and obtain...

The Bolu City Council has approved a proposal imposing exorbitant fees on foreigners to access public services and marry in the city, in an...

Turkey’s top court yet to make decision on case of maid found dead in...

The lawyer for the family of Nadira Kadirova said the Turkish Constitutional Court has not delivered a decision despite the passage of 18 months...

ECtHR condemns Turkey over post-coup arrests of judges and prosecutors

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday ruled that Turkey had acted unlawfully by arresting more than 400 judges and prosecutors after...

319,587 people detained, 99,962 arrested in terrorism operations against the Gülen movement

A total of 319,587 people were detained and 99,962 arrested in operations against supporters of the Gülen movement since a coup attempt on July...

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