Pro-gov’t Star daily says jailed Die Welt reporter ‘not a journalist, a PKK hit-man’

The front page of the pro-government Star daily on Thursday bore a headline that targeted jailed Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel saying he is...

United Nations told Christians in Turkey under crackdown

The European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), a non-governmental organization in a special consultative status with the UN, has said religious minorities especially Christians...

Pro-Erdoğan passenger threatens ‘no’ voters on bus, saying they will be slaughtered after referendum

A passenger on a public bus in İstanbul who claimed to be a staunch supporter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened a group of...

Pro-gov’t TV presenter avoids prosecution for insult of Armenian deputy

The Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office has declined to investigate pro-government A Haber TV presenter Özlem Özcan, who called Garo Paylan, an Armenian deputy from...

Members of Grup Yorum and fashion designer Şansal released

The members of leftist band Grup Yorum and fashion designer Barbaros Şansal were released from the prison at their at their court hearing in İstanbul...

SCF report on the Netherlands decodes Erdoğan’s long arm in Europe

Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to abroad using government institutions, quasi-official parallel structures and front NGOs, a report released by Stockholm...

DİTİB executive resigns amid Germany’s spying imam investigations

A top executive of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) resigned on Wednesday amid spying charges against Turkish imams in Germany. The coordinator of...

Nigeria on alert over spying activities of Maarif Foundation and Diyanet imams

Spying scandal that involved Turkish imams and other Turkish state officials who were accused of profiling critics and opponents of Turkey’s president abroad has...

Dozens detained, arrested over alleged Gülen links in witch hunt campaigns

Acting under the directives of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has continued its self-declared witch hunt...

Famous thespian’s arts center damaged in alleged arson attack

An arts center in İstanbul’s Kadıköy district belonging to famous thespian Müjdat Gezen was damaged in a suspected arson attack on Sunday night, according...

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