Large majority of Turks against accepting more refugees, poll suggests

More than 90 percent of Turks are against accepting more refugees amid a new and growing wave of Afghan migrants arriving in the country,...

Attacks on Syrian refugees, their properties intensify in Ankara on second day

Attacks on Syrian refugees, their houses, workplaces and cars by locals chanting anti-Syrian and fascist slogans continued for a second day in Ankara’s Altındağ...

Hate speech against Gülen movement escalates as pro-Erdoğan propagandist calls for extermination

Journalist Fatih Tezcan, a pro-Erdoğan propagandist, on Tuesday said on a live YouTube broadcast that followers of the Gülen movement should be massacred right...

Houses, workplaces owned by Syrian refugees attacked in Ankara

A group of locals attacked houses, workplaces and cars owned by Syrian refugees on Tuesday night in Ankara’s Altındağ district, the Evrensel daily reported. The...

Opposition leader faces 2nd verbal attack after Erdoğan’s praise for first one

Turkey’s nationalist opposition İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener came under verbal attack as she was addressing locals in Sivas province, the second attack...

Deputy mayor from Erdoğan’s party says opposition politicians need to be hanged

Navi Çokan, a deputy district mayor in southeastern Turkey, said in a Facebook post that the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is damned...

Erdoğan supporters discuss on Clubhouse how to exterminate political prisoners, suggest putting poison in...

Audio records of a chatroom on social media app Clubhouse reveal a conversation among supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on how to...

Prime suspect in murder of Kurdish family apprehended

The prime suspect in the murder of seven members of a Kurdish family who then tried to set the family’s house ablaze in the...

Armed groups set up checkpoints in Antalya amid rumors that wildfires were caused by...

Armed groups set up checkpoints in different parts of Antalya province amid rumors that wildfires ravaging the region were started by the outlawed Kurdistan...

Lawyer for Kurdish family massacred in Konya receiving death threats

Abdurrahman Karabulut, the lawyer for a Kurdish family, seven of whose members were murdered in the central Turkish province of Konya last Friday, has...

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