Turkey’s far-right leader calls HDP employee killed in attack a ‘terrorist’

Leader of Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahçeli has said a young woman who was killed in an attack on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’...

Recent Israel-Palestine conflict triggers anti-Semitism in Turkey, raises concern among Jewish minority

The recent conflict in the Middle East has increased anxiety among Turkey's Jewish community, which has become the victim of increasing anti-Semitism and social...

Coalition for Women in Journalism condemns anti-Semitic attacks against Turkish journalist Karel Valansi

The Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) in a statement on Wednesday condemned anti-Semitic attacks by Turkey’s pro-government media outlets on Karel Valansi, a...

Armenian MP Paylan: I will never give up my fight for Turkey’s democratization

Garo Paylan, an Armenian deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was threatened by far-right independent member of the Turkish Parliament Ümit Özdağ...

Roma conscript dies under suspicious circumstances following hate speech by his commander

Caner Sarmaşık, 20, a conscript who was being targeted for being a Roma, died allegedly by suicide while on guard duty on April 29,...

Rights organization files criminal complaint against far-right MP who threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker with genocide

The Human Rights Association (İHD) has filed a criminal complaint against far-right independent member of the Turkish Parliament Ümit Özdağ, who threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker...

Far-right MP attacks Armenian lawmaker, threatens with genocide

A far-right independent member of the Turkish Parliament has threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker Garo Paylan with facing the same fate as his ancestors amid debates...

Sözcü’s anti-migrant reporting triggers attack on Somali restaurant in Ankara

A Somali restaurant in Ankara's central Kızılay district was attacked on Tuesday following anti-migrant reporting by the Sözcü daily, the Gazete Duvar news website...

Writer who threatened to massacre neighbors in event of coup attempt was given police...

Writer Sevda Noyan, who sparked outrage after saying she had a list of anti-government and pro-coup neighbors that she would kill in the event...

Interior Ministry says no hate speech or crimes against Turkish Armenians occurred during Azerbaijan-Armenia...

Turkey’s Ministry of Interior said no attacks or hate speech targeting Turkey’s Armenian community occurred during last year’s clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia over...

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