Armenians, Syrian refugees and Greeks top list of groups targeted by Turkish media in...

Armenians, Syrian refugees in Turkey and Greeks are at the top of the list of groups targeted with hate speech by the Turkish media...
Bekir Tank

Academic fired from Istanbul Commerce University for giving Kurdish assignment

Dr. Bekir Tank, a history professor at İstanbul Commerce University, was dismissed from his job on August 31 for giving an assignment to his...

Turkey removes signs in Kurdish as racist attacks on Kurds surge: report

The trustee appointed by Ankara to replace the pro-Kurdish mayor of the eastern city of Van has substituted local placename signs in Kurdish with...

Army conscript claims he was beaten for speaking in Kurdish

Çetin Doğan (20), a conscript in the Turkish army, has claimed that he was beaten for speaking in Kurdish during his military service and...

Syrian teenager stabbed to death in alleged hate crime

Sixteen-year-old Syrian Eymen Hammami was stabbed to death in an alleged hate crime in the northern city of Samsun on Sunday, the Evrensel daily...

Kurdish seasonal workers attacked by farmer, villagers in northwest Turkey

Sixteen Kurdish seasonal farm laborers were attacked on September 4 by a farm owner and a group of villagers in Turkey's northwestern province of...
Abdulkadir Davud

Syrian refugee shot dead in apparent hate crime

Syrian refugee Abdulkadir Davud (21) was shot dead on Sunday in what appears to be a hate crime in the Zeytinburnu district of İstanbul,...
Vandalized cemetary

Armenian graves desecrated amid climate of hostility towards minority groups in Turkey

Some of the graves in the Armenian cemetery of either the Surp Pırgiç or Karasun Manug church foundation in the Sincan district of Ankara...

Turkish police adopt ISIS-like torture tactics, see women and girls as sex slaves: report

The terrible accounts of the torture of people in police custody at an unofficial detention site in Turkey, related by multiple victims in court...

Academic says Gülen movement followers should be sent to rehabilitation camps

A professor of communications, Muttalip Kutluk Özgüven, has said followers of the Gülen movement, accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

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The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

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