German Interior Ministry bans Erdoğanist gang Osmanen Germania

Germany has banned Turkish-nationalist biker gang Osmanen Germania BC, accusing the group of carrying out violent crimes, according to a report by Deutsche Welle...

Nationalist opposition suggests Turkish gov’t seize Trump Towers in retaliation for US sanctions

Turkey's nationalist opposition İYİ Party spokesperson Aytun Çıray has said the Turkish government should retaliate against recently imposed US sanctions on two Turkish ministers and “seize...

Pro-Erdoğan Turkish troll says ‘the best Gülenist is a dead Gülenist’

Amid an ongoing witch-hunt conducted by the government targeting people sympathetic to Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, one of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s well-known...

Germany seeks to ban ultranationalist Turkish Grey Wolves’ symbols

German politicians from both sides of the aisle want to ban the salute of the Grey Wolves, a Turkish ultranationalist organization known for its...

Coronavirus pandemic fuels hate speech in Turkey

The coronavirus pandemic has fueled hate and xenophobic speech in the predominantly pro-government Turkish media, which accuses the usually targeted groups and countries including...

Journalist faces investigation for hate speech targeting Syrian refugees

The İstanbul-based International Refugee Rights Association has announced that it will file a criminal complaint against a famous Turkish journalist due to his remarks...

Hate crimes against Kurds on the rise in Turkey with attacks in 2 different...

A series of apparent hate crimes against Kurds took place in Turkey this week as a group of seasonal workers were attacked in Afyon...

Turkey’s vice president calls purge victims ‘terrorists’

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay has called the victims of a massive purge of state institutions “terrorists,” accusing opposition parties of having plans for...

Turkish university withdraws football star Şükür’s honorary doctorate over alleged Gülen ties

The Senate of Turkey’s Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University has unanimously decided to revoke an honorary doctorate granted to renowned Turkish international soccer player Hakan...

EU’s counter-terrorism chief: EU does not deem Gülen movement as ‘terror organisation’

The European Union does not share Turkish government's view that the Gülen movement, which has been inspired by the teachings of the US-based Turkish-Muslim...

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