AKP politician: If we cannot win 50 pct, get ready for civil war

A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) local branch representative said if the party cannot get the support of 50 percent of the people...

German police raid apartments of 4 DİTİB imams suspected of spying

German police teams on Wednesday morning raided the apartments of four Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) imams in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate who...

At least 13 imams involved in profiling of Gülen sympathizers in Germany

A German-based Turkish reporter tweeted on Thursday that according to a Nordrhein-Westfalen intelligence agency, 13 imams are involved in illegal profiling of Gülen movement...

‘Tumor’: Erdogan adds new term to his collection of labeling Gülen movement

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has added a new dehumanization term in his collection of hate speeches by labeling Gülen movement as “tumor.” Speaking at...

Ankara Mayor Gökçek warns of foreign countries’ plan to trigger artificial quake

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek has warned that foreign countries might be planning to trigger an artificial earthquake in Turkey’s Marmara region to...

Imams joins ‘yes’ campaign for referendum to increase Erdoğan’s power

A dozen imams who recorded a video in their official garb in İstanbul called on their fellow imams to vote “yes” in an April...

İstanbul imam accuses potential naysayers in referendum of treason

An imam in İstanbul’s Ümraniye district has accused the people who will vote against a constitutional reform package that seeks to introduce an executive...

WITCH HUNT — Presidency, prime ministry joining forces for anti-Gülen fight

A special unit established at the presidency to monitor and contribute to an ongoing crackdown on the faith-based Gülen movement will from now on...

Turkish gov’t detains 2 more nephews of US-based scholar Fethullah Gülen

A total of 16 suspects including two nephews of US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen were detained on Friday as part of an investigation into...

Two Detained For Threatening Opponents Of ‘Executive Presidency’ Released

Two young men, who were detained on Thursday for sharing a message on a social media account threatening those who will vote against ‘executive...

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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...

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