Ex-minister Bağış claims journalist in leaked conversation could have Gülen links

Turkey’s former minister of European Affairs, Egemen Bağış, claimed that the other party of a phone conversation in which Bağış mocked the Quran, journalist Metehan...

Turkish PM vows emergency rule will continue till Gülen movement wiped out

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said in Ankara on Thursday that the state of emergency which was declared following a failed coup attempt in...

Turkish PM again blames Gülen movement for worsening economy

As the Turkish lira plunged even further on Friday, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım claimed the Gülen movement was responsible for the deterioration in the...

Pro-Erdoğan gang leader threatens opponents over referendum

A pro-Erdogan Turkish gang leader, Sedat Peker, has declared his support for the transition to an executive presidency in Turkey while threatening those who...
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Union HQ attacked after chairman vows to vote ‘no’ in referendum

The headquarters of Kamu-Sen (Turkish Public Workers Labor Union) were attacked by a group of people after İsmail Koncuk, the head of the union,...

Trustee-mayor removes Armenian greeting from signboard

Government’s newly appointed trustee-mayor of the Edremit district of Van province, who has replaced the democratically elected pro-Kurdish mayor, reportedly removed all Armenian and...

Pro-Kurdish Amedspor attacked by nationalist hooligans

Pro-Kurdish Amedspor has been attacked by nationalist fans of Konya Anadolu Selçukluspor after its 3-0 victory in an away game on Sunday.While the Diyarbakır-based...

Pro-Erdoğan columnist: Authorities should use child to make suspect father talk

Following the capture on Monday night of the suspected gunman who last week massacred 39 people at İstanbul’s Reina nightclub, a pro-government columnist, Cemil...

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