Alevi houses marked with red paint sparks fear among residents

A number of Alevi residences were marked with red paint in Turkey's northwestern Yalova province, bringing back memories of violence against the community in...

Editor-in-chief of pro-Erdoğan Yeni Akit daily targets widow of slain journalist Hrant Dink

Ali İhsan Karahasanoğlu, editor-in-chief of the pro-government radical Islamist Yeni Akit newspaper, targeted Rakel Dink, the widow of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, in...

Ankara Bar under investigation for alleging homophobic remarks by Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate president

The Turkish Ministry of Justice has ordered an investigation into the president and board members of the Ankara Bar Association for "offending the values...

Syrian women most discriminated against among refugees, says Diyarbakır Bar Association

Syrian women are the group most discriminated against among refugees in Turkey, and they also are victims of sexual and physical violence, the Yeni...

Turkish President Erdoğan accuses local politician, university students of terrorism

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has branded Boğaziçi University students protesting a government-appointed rector and Canan Kaftancıoğlu, head of the İstanbul branch of the...

Erdoğan’s far-right ally renews call to shut down pro-Kurdish HDP: report

The chairman of the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), a key ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, urged Turkey’s top prosecutor’s office to...

Syrian refugees, political opposition and İstanbul Convention were the subjects of most disinformation, report...

Topics that were the subjects of most disinformation on traditional and social media in Turkey were Syrian refugees, political opposition against the Turkish government...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

Twitter account of Turkish-American organization linked to Erdoğan suspended for targeting Enes Kanter

Twitter on Thursday suspended the account of the Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC), a diaspora organization known for its close ties to Turkey’s president,...

Turkish boxer openly critical of Erdoğan victim of knife attack in Germany: report

Turkish boxer Ünsal Arık, a staunch opponent of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) known for his...

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