Ailing 83-year-old inmate wants to see his village before dying in prison: daughter

Mehmet Emin Özkan, an 83-year-old inmate who suffers from severe health problems, wants to see his village before he dies in prison, his daughter...

Disabled girl forced to leave special needs school due to father’s links to Gülen...

Nurefşan Ketenci, 16, a young girl with major disabilities who had been forced to leave a public special needs school in Turkey because her...
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Turkey seeks to detain dozens more Kurdish politicians in Kobani case

Forty-six suspects, including former mayors from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), were detained in morning raids across the country as part of a...

Turkish authorities detain 10 for wearing scarves in Kurdish-flag colors at wedding

Turkish authorities on Sunday detained 10 people during a wedding in Istanbul's Esenyurt district for wearing traditional Kurdish scarves in the colors of the...

Court denies abducted teacher’s request for investigation into torture allegations

Ankara’s 1st Penal Court of Peace has rejected the appeal of Zabit Kişi, 48, whose request for an investigation into his allegations of torture...

University student sentenced to prison for retweeting post about torture case

Reber Mazlum Safran, a student at Yüzüncü Yıl University in the southeastern province of Van, was sentenced to two years, six months’ imprisonment for...

US sanctions 2 Turkish ministers with leading roles in unjust detention of Pastor Brunson

The United States sanctioned Turkey’s Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül and Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Wednesday over the country’s imprisonment of American Pastor Andrew...

Turkish authorities seize bank account of Yüksel Street protestor Nazan Bozkurt

Turkish authorities seized the bank account of Nazan Bozkurt, a former public servant summarily fired from her job by an executive decree in 2017,...

Istanbul neighborhood community center appears in court for allegedly ‘disseminating terrorist and LGBT propaganda’

The Tarlabaşı Community Center (TTM), a neighborhood community center in Istanbul that has been active since 2006, was scheduled to appear in court on...

Turkey among top 3 countries with steepest decline in liberal democracy index: report

Turkey is among the countries that “autocratized” the most, together with Poland and Hungary, according to the “Democracy Report 2021,” which was published by...

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