Turkey’s Armenian community still fears for its safety despite ceasefire in Karabakh

Turkey’s Armenian community still fears for its safety despite a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, after ultranationalist elements, with tacit approval of the Turkish government, used...

Purge victim claims his fields were set on fire in apparent hate crime

Celallettin Tokmak, a former teacher who was summarily dismissed from his job with a government decree, said his fields were set on fire in...

Columnist’s hate campaign against inmate with cancer ends in his death

Radical Islamist Turkish daily Yeni Akit columnist Mehtap Yılmaz’s hate campaign targeting cancer patient Ümit Gökhasan and his release from prison delayed the medical...

142 Armenians leave Turkey in one day amid rising anti-Armenian sentiment

One hundred forty-two Armenians left Turkey yesterday amid rising anti-Armenian sentiment following Azerbaijani-Armenian clashes, according to a tweet by Yetvart Danzikyan, editor-in-chief of the...

Hate crimes against Syrians escalating rapidly as 3 refugee women and child are beaten...

Hate crimes against Syrian refugees have been escalating in Turkey, as three refugee women and a child were severely beaten in the middle of...

14-year-old Syrian boy stabbed to death in Turkey in alleged hate crime

A 14-year-old Syrian boy was killed in an alleged hate crime on his way to work on October 20, in Turkey's central province of...

Child worker accounts reveal plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey

The personal accounts of child workers who work 12 hours a day for a fraction of the minimum wage while having to endure social...

Refugee children isolated in separate school after Turkish parents reject mixed education

The children of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees were grouped into a single school in the Central Anatolian city of Kırşehir after Turkish parents...

Anti-Armenian sentiment increases in Turkey following Azerbaijani-Armenian clashes: report

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the southern Caucasus have triggered a new wave of anti-Armenian sentiment in Turkey, exploited and fueled by ultranationalist...

Armenian-Turkish lawmaker targeted in newspaper ads for anti-war stance

Armenian-Turkish lawmaker Garo Paylan was targeted in newspaper ads published by the nationalist Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies (ASAM) think tank on Friday for...

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