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Hate crimes against Kurds on the rise in Turkey with attacks in 2 different...

A series of apparent hate crimes against Kurds took place in Turkey this week as a group of seasonal workers were attacked in Afyon...

YouTube removes Erdoğan aide’s video for violating ‘hate speech’ rules

YouTube, one of the most visited websites in Turkey, has removed a video of a speech by Turkish Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun during...

Turkey’s far-right leader calls HDP employee killed in attack a ‘terrorist’

Leader of Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahçeli has said a young woman who was killed in an attack on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’...

Recent Israel-Palestine conflict triggers anti-Semitism in Turkey, raises concern among Jewish minority

The recent conflict in the Middle East has increased anxiety among Turkey's Jewish community, which has become the victim of increasing anti-Semitism and social...

Coalition for Women in Journalism condemns anti-Semitic attacks against Turkish journalist Karel Valansi

The Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) in a statement on Wednesday condemned anti-Semitic attacks by Turkey’s pro-government media outlets on Karel Valansi, a...

Armenian MP Paylan: I will never give up my fight for Turkey’s democratization

Garo Paylan, an Armenian deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was threatened by far-right independent member of the Turkish Parliament Ümit Özdağ...

Roma conscript dies under suspicious circumstances following hate speech by his commander

Caner Sarmaşık, 20, a conscript who was being targeted for being a Roma, died allegedly by suicide while on guard duty on April 29,...

Rights organization files criminal complaint against far-right MP who threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker with genocide

The Human Rights Association (İHD) has filed a criminal complaint against far-right independent member of the Turkish Parliament Ümit Özdağ, who threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker...

Far-right MP attacks Armenian lawmaker, threatens with genocide

A far-right independent member of the Turkish Parliament has threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker Garo Paylan with facing the same fate as his ancestors amid debates...

Sözcü’s anti-migrant reporting triggers attack on Somali restaurant in Ankara

A Somali restaurant in Ankara's central Kızılay district was attacked on Tuesday following anti-migrant reporting by the Sözcü daily, the Gazete Duvar news website...

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