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Erdoğan’s far-right ally renews call to shut down pro-Kurdish HDP: report

The chairman of the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), a key ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, urged Turkey’s top prosecutor’s office to...

Syrian refugees, political opposition and İstanbul Convention were the subjects of most disinformation, report...

Topics that were the subjects of most disinformation on traditional and social media in Turkey were Syrian refugees, political opposition against the Turkish government...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

Twitter account of Turkish-American organization linked to Erdoğan suspended for targeting Enes Kanter

Twitter on Thursday suspended the account of the Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC), a diaspora organization known for its close ties to Turkey’s president,...

Turkish boxer openly critical of Erdoğan victim of knife attack in Germany: report

Turkish boxer Ünsal Arık, a staunch opponent of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) known for his...

70 percent of Kurdish youths face discrimination, research shows

Seventy percent of Kurdish youths in Turkey encounter discrimination in their daily lives, according to joint research conducted by the Rawest Research Center, the...

Using genocidal language, Erdoğan ally defines Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party as ‘poisonous vermin,’ calls for...

Using genocidal language, Devlet Bahçeli, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and a key ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, defined Turkey’s pro-Kurdish...

Journalist faces investigation for hate speech targeting Syrian refugees

The İstanbul-based International Refugee Rights Association has announced that it will file a criminal complaint against a famous Turkish journalist due to his remarks...

Turkey’s top court denies paralyzed Kurdish man release from prison

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has denied Abdullah Turan, 24, who is paralyzed from the neck down, release from prison despite a medical report stating that...

Turkey’s Armenian community still fears for its safety despite ceasefire in Karabakh

Turkey’s Armenian community still fears for its safety despite a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, after ultranationalist elements, with tacit approval of the Turkish government, used...

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