Late-stage cancer patient arrested over Gülen links

Refik Yeşil, 68, a late stage cancer patient, was arrested on Monday on terrorism charges for alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the...

Leader of right-wing party warns Turkish citizens of ‘Syrian threat’ in anti-migrant social media...

Ümit Özdağ, leader of the newly established far-right Victory Party (ZP), warned Turkish citizens of a "Syrian threat" in a video shared on Twitter...

Photographs of former judge who died in prison cell shed light on poor conditions

Photos of former judge Teoman Gökçe, 49, who died of a heart attack in a solitary prison cell on April 2, 2018, have been...

Inmate in Turkish prison attempts suicide twice due to mistreatment

Veysel Işık, 30, an inmate in Burhaniye Prison in Turkey's northwestern Balıkesir province, has attempted suicide twice since a nervous breakdown that was allegedly...

Prosecutor declines to pursue case against gendarmes who allegedly threw refugees into Evros River

The Edirne Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declined to pursue a case against gendarmes who allegedly threw refugees into a river after they were...

Turkish prosecutors ordered detention of 81 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish prosecutors have over the past week ordered the detention of 81 people on terrorism charges due to their alleged links to the faith-based...

Severely disabled man imprisoned for aiding daughter is handcuffed to hospital bed after surgery

An almost totally disabled man, imprisoned for allegedly aiding and abetting his daughter who was wanted for links to the Gülen movement, was handcuffed...

Turkey freezes assets of 770 people, including journalists and rights activists, over alleged terrorism...

Turkey has frozen the assets of 770 people including some journalists in exile and an organization on the grounds of terrorism financing, Turkish Minute...

Murder of 3 Syrian men in alleged hate crime sparks public outcry

The death of three Syrian men who were killed on November 16 in an alleged hate crime in Turkey's Izmir province has caused an...

Caregiver of autistic teenager suffering from epilepsy arrested for Gülen links

Eyüp Çetin, the father and caregiver of a 15-year-old autistic boy suffering from epilepsy and hypotonia, a muscle disease, was arrested on Saturday over...

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