Nigeria on alert over spying activities of Maarif Foundation and Diyanet imams

Spying scandal that involved Turkish imams and other Turkish state officials who were accused of profiling critics and opponents of Turkey’s president abroad has...

Dozens detained, arrested over alleged Gülen links in witch hunt campaigns

Acting under the directives of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has continued its self-declared witch hunt...

Famous thespian’s arts center damaged in alleged arson attack

An arts center in İstanbul’s Kadıköy district belonging to famous thespian Müjdat Gezen was damaged in a suspected arson attack on Sunday night, according...

In an AKP meeting in Düsseldorf, Turkish PM Yıldırım accuses Germany of ‘harboring terrorists’

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Saturday accused Germany and other European countries of harboring “terrorist organizations.” “Unfortunately, terrorist organizations are allowed to swarm around...

Erdoğan on academic purge: Professors must also pay the price

Defending a recent purge of academics, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said academics must also pay the price of their mistakes just as others do,...

AKP’s Austria head says rejection of executive presidency would lead to civil war

In a video shared online the representative of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Austria Mahmut Koç says if the transition to...

Men accused of attempting to rape 6 teachers: We thought they were Gulenists

Three suspects accused of attempting to rape 6 female teachers in İzmir have told a court they “wanted to force” the teachers to leave...

Pro-gov’t TV claims $100,000 bills were given to senior Gülen executives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hss3dXU8okw Nazif Karaman, Sabah daily special intelligence director and a commentator for the pro-government A Haber TV, claimed on Wednesday that $100,000 bills, which were...

AKP official who attracted criticism with civil war remarks resigns

Justice and Development Party (AKP) Manisa provincial deputy chairman Ozan Erdem who warned of a civil war if a ‘no’ vote comes out from...

Pro-gov’t daily calls German police operations on Turkey’s spying imams ‘Merkelist terror’

The front page of pro-government Star Daily on Thursday bore a headline saying “Merkelist Terror” and criticized German police investigations into allegations of Turkish...

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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...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

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

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

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Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

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