Pressure and terrorist threats on Christians on the rise in Turkey

The Association of Protestant Churches has released a report which revealed that hate speech, attacks and terrorist threats against Christians increased in Turkey in...

58 passengers denied flights from Istanbul to US in four days

58 people have been unable to depart from Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport over the last four days due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting immigrants...

The assets of the Kurdish Institute of Istanbul seized

Assets of the Kurdish Institute of Istanbul, which was closed down in December 2016, have been seized by Turkish government through the Saving Deposits...

DİTİB claims hate speech among members against Jews, Christians not known by administration

The German-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) has claimed that its central administration was not aware of anti-Semitic and anti-Christian messages posted by...

Turkey’s harassment of critics abroad reached to South Africa

The outgoing Turkish ambassador in South Africa has openly admitted that the harassment of members of Gulen movement who seek refuge in African nation...

Detained mother of five children released by court with 50.000 TL bail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP8g6phRrSc Nagehan G., who was detained as she was visiting his arrested husband in Sincan Prision in Ankara together with her five children, was released...

Justice minister slams EU countries for not extraditing alleged Gülen followers

Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has criticized some EU countries for what he said was their failure to extradite alleged followers of the faith-based...

Pilgrims vow to vote ‘yes’ in referendum, curses at Gulenists at Kaaba

Newly emerged video footage shows the moment a group of Umrah pilgrims from Turkey publicly vows to vote ‘yes’ in a referendum on proposed constitutional...

Pro-Erdoğan journalist calls on assassins to take refuge in Turkey

In reaction to a decision on the part of Greece not to extradite eight Turkish soldiers who sought political asylum following a failed coup...

Turkey’s PM Yıldırım asks PM May to end Hizmet movement in UK

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to halt the UK activities of the Gülen movement, which...

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