Bolu mayor seeks to deter migrants by imposing exorbitant fee for foreigners who want...

Foreigners who want to marry in Bolu will be required to pay a fee of TL 100,000 ($10,100), in an attempt to deter migrants...

Turkey continues detaining Syrian refugees over ‘banana’ videos protesting discrimination

Turkish authorities are continuing to detain Syrian refugees who shared videos on social media showing them eating bananas in an effort to condemn racism...

Female refugee in İstanbul attacked, threatened by neighbors, insulted by police: report

A refugee who has been living in İstanbul with her children for four months was beaten up and threatened by neighbors and insulted at...

Twitter’s lawyer in Turkey tweets hate speech against Gülen movement

Lawyer Gönenç Gürkaynak, who represents Twitter in Turkey, used hate speech against supporters of the Gülen movement in a series of tweets on Saturday,...

Alevis targeted in 8 out of 14 hate crimes in Turkey: report

Alevis were targeted in more than half of the hate crimes recorded in Turkey in 2020, according to a report by a human rights...

Syrian businesses and homes attacked in İzmir amid increasing anti-migrant sentiment in Turkey

A group of locals attacked the houses, workplaces and cars of Syrian refugees in İzmir on Thursday evening at a time when anti-migrant sentiment...

Afghan refugee changes store’s name after being targeted by far-right leader

A refugee residing in Turkey changed the name of his store, “Afghan Market,” after Ümit Özdağ, leader of a newly established far-right party, shared...

Turkish MP demands investigation into hate crimes targeting Alevis

Burhanettin Bulut, a deputy from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), submitted a parliamentary question on Thursday about an apparent hate crime in...

Investigation launched into 61 people following attacks on Syrians, their properties in Ankara

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into 61 people following attacks last week on Syrian refugees, their houses, workplaces and...

Syrian refugees prepare to reopen shops in Ankara neighborhood shaken by violent protests

Syrian shop owners in Ankara’s Altındağ district are preparing to reopen their shops on Friday following violent protests and looting that shook the neighborhood...

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