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Turkey issues detention warrants for 27 noncommissioned military officers over alleged Gülen links

Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the detention of 27 noncommissioned officers (NCOs) from the military, including active duty personnel, as part of a massive...
Yüksel Kocaman and Erdogan

Public prosecutor’s wedding day visit to Erdoğan with bride sparks controversy

The wedding day visit of Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor Yüksel Kocaman and his bride to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at his palace on...

Prison inmate with advanced Parkinson’s has served his time but is not released

Turkish authorities have failed to release a political prisoner with advanced Parkinson’s disease who has completed his mandatory time in prison, the Bold Medya...

Turkey issues detention warrants for 60 lawyers following Erdoğan’s call to suspend attorneys accused...

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 60 lawyers on terror charges, following a call by Turkish President Recep...

Disabled man with multiple health problems kept in prison on bogus terrorism charges

Bilal Danış (30), a former public servant in the western city of Izmir who was arrested in November 2016 and convicted on bogus terrorism...

Turkey’s judicial council denies complaint alleging corruption, battery by senior judge

Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has denied claims that it received a complaint filed against a high-ranking member of the judiciary by...

Turkey forced 160 people to become informants in first 10 months of 2020: rights...

A total of 160 people in Turkey were forced to become informants by government officers who used coercion and threats in addition to abduction...
Ebru Timtik

Turkish lawyer on hunger strike for 238 days demanding fair trial dies

Ebru Timtik, a Turkish lawyer who has been on a hunger strike for 238 days in support of her demand for a fair trial,...
Cavusoglu and Turkish MFA

New ‘research center’ a dead end for purged diplomats reinstated by the courts

Career diplomats who were purged from the Foreign Ministry by the Turkish government and subsequently reinstated by the courts will be employed in a...

Turkey should end detention of lawyers held for representing clients: ICJ

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Monday expressed its deep concern at the issuance of detention warrants for 60 lawyers in Turkey on...

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