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Turkish far-right group beat Afghan man and shared video on social media

A new Turkish far-right group shared a video on social media yesterday showing one of their members beating an Afghan refugee in an apparent...

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...

Anti-refugee mayor files complaints against some 2,000 people over social media posts

A mayor in northwestern Turkey known for his anti-migrant statements and actions has filed official complaints against some 2,000 people on insult charges, Turkish...

Erdoğan supporters discuss on Clubhouse how to exterminate political prisoners

Audio records of a chatroom on social media app Clubhouse revealed a conversation among supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on how to...

Senior AKP figure targets Gülen movement supporters in hate speech

Mücahit Birinci, a member of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s 50-seat Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK), targeted supporters of the faith-based Gülen...

Bolu mayor seeks to deter migrants by imposing exorbitant fee for foreigners who want...

Foreigners who want to marry in Bolu will be required to pay a fee of TL 100,000 ($10,100), in an attempt to deter migrants...

Turkey continues detaining Syrian refugees over ‘banana’ videos protesting discrimination

Turkish authorities are continuing to detain Syrian refugees who shared videos on social media showing them eating bananas in an effort to condemn racism...

Female refugee in İstanbul attacked, threatened by neighbors, insulted by police: report

A refugee who has been living in İstanbul with her children for four months was beaten up and threatened by neighbors and insulted at...

Twitter’s lawyer in Turkey tweets hate speech against Gülen movement

Lawyer Gönenç Gürkaynak, who represents Twitter in Turkey, used hate speech against supporters of the Gülen movement in a series of tweets on Saturday,...

Alevis targeted in 8 out of 14 hate crimes in Turkey: report

Alevis were targeted in more than half of the hate crimes recorded in Turkey in 2020, according to a report by a human rights...

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