Court blocks reporting on ban on news about agency linked to Turkish first lady

A Turkish court has blocked access to news stories covering a ban on reports on the Turkish Environment Agency (TÜÇA), which was established in...
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HDP holds AKP gov’t ‘politically and legally responsible’ for attack on civillians in N....

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) holds the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government “politically and legally responsible” for shelling that killed nine civilians...

Opposition slams top court for rejecting request to annul Erdoğan’s withdrawal from women’s treaty

Turkish opposition parties have criticized Turkey’s top administrative court for refusing to annul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision to pull Turkey out of...

Top court finds rights violations in prosecution of Kurdish politician Demirtaş

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has found rights violations in the trial of jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş, who was prosecuted due to slogans promoting the...

Turkey’s top court says Erdoğan had right to withdraw from women’s treaty

In a move likely to spark a fresh wave of protests from women’s rights groups, Turkey’s top administrative court on Tuesday ruled that President...

Detention warrants issued for 34 former, current public servants due to alleged Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 34 former and current public servants as part of an operation based in Ankara due to their...

AKP deputy chairman sues opposition leader for $42K over claims of corruption

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Chairman Nurettin Canikli, a former minister, has filed a lawsuit against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)...

Top Swedish court refuses to extradite Gülen-linked former principal to Turkey

The Supreme Court of Sweden has refused Turkey’s request to extradite a former principal who used to work at a school affiliated with the...

Top court ruling preventing arbitrary passport bans goes into effect

Turkey’s Interior Ministry will no longer impose arbitrary restrictions on Turkish passports in line with a ruling from the Constitutional Court that has recently...

Majority of Turks disapprove of Erdoğan’s foul language targeting Gezi protestors

A majority of Turks think it was inappropriate for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to refer to participants of mass anti-government protests in 2013 as...

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