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Turkish twitter user says wrong person jailed for provocative hashtag

A popular Twitter user posting under the name “JeansBiri” tweeted on Friday that a man who was arrested last November for allegedly starting a...

Amnesty calls on Turkey to end media crackdown, release jailed journalists

Human rights advocacy group Amnesty International has called on Turkish authorities to put an end to an ongoing media crackdown in the country and...

İstanbul Municipality changes street names evoking Gülen movement

The İstanbul Municipality on Thursday unanimously approved the renaming of 192 streets across the metropolitan area that may bring to mind the Gülen movement...

One more HDP deputy loses parliamentary seat over terror charges in Turkey

Pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Besime Konca was stripped of her deputy status after the final court ruling against her was read aloud...

Turkish President Erdoğan’s chief advisor Bulut threatens EU

Yiğit Bulut, a chief advisor of Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Monday threatened the European Union (EU), warning them to refrain any...

Turkey’s ruling AKP member threatens main opposition CHP leader with death

https://turkeypurge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/HPRO0OVz74Bxd_AK.mp4 Emrullah Kavuz, a local member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has threatened the main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) leader Kemal...

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP Co-chair Buldan: Interior minister threatened me on phone

Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Pervin Buldan has claimed Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu threatened her, telling her that HDP officials no longer...

Turkish security guards do not allow women in shorts in İstanbul park

https://youtu.be/u_yS8H9MRxg On the same day that hundreds of women marched in İstanbul to protest violence and animosity due to their clothing, private security guards made...

COMMENTARY — The growing threat of the Erdoğan regime in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt Turkey, under an overzealous Islamist president with a strong xenophobic character, has become a source of tension for its allies and partners...

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...

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