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UN human rights specialists call on Turkey to release rights defenders

A group of United Nations experts on Friday called on the Turkish government to immediately release nine human rights defenders and two foreign trainers...

Turkey’s pro-gov’t daily sets up hotline for informing on Gülen followers in EU countries

The pro-government Sabah daily’s Europe edition, Sabah Avrupa, has set up a telephone line for its readers to report followers of the faith-based Gülen...

Rights group: Turkish prison guards threatened with jail when they refuse to torture inmates

Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Founding President of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV), said on Sunday that some Turkish prison guards who refused to...

Pro-gov’t TV commentator: Turkish pop star’s song signals coup attempt in fall

https://youtu.be/6ywcf07KQZA Ömür Varol, a commentator for the pro-gov’t Beyaz TV, argued on Friday that due to its lyrics and name, Turkey’s iconic pop singer Sezen Aksu’s...

Erdoğan accuses main opposition of siding with terror groups in ‘no’ campaign

Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday that the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is acting in line with terrorist groups...

Turkey deports 40 Dutch cows in retaliation over deportation of Turkish minister

In response to the expulsion of Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya from the Netherlands and the use of...

8 injured in knife attack at Turkish opposition İYİ Party’s campaign stall in İstanbul

A mob reportedly attacked the booth of Turkey's opposition İYİ Party in İstanbul’s Avcılar district on Sunday, injuring eight, including the party’s Avcılar representative,...

Turkey’s Erdoğan issues a veiled threat of killing each and every Jew amid Jerusalem...

https://youtu.be/6cPop-uzAdg Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has issued a veiled threat on Monday of killing each and every Jew with a shocking reference to apocalyptic...

Turkish teacher dismissed from job over alleged links to Gülen movement commits suicide

Thirty-eight-year-old teacher Mehmet Koşar, who was dismissed from his job by a government decree issued under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath...

Turkish students depict Gülen with devil ears in July 15 contest

A drawing contest focusing on a July 15 coup attempt in Turkey for students from fine arts high schools has produced images of Turkish...

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