Opposition politician arrested for alleged espionage

Turkish defense analyst and Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) politician Metin Gürcan has been jailed on charges of “political and military espionage,” Agence France-Presse...

24,253 officers dismissed from Turkish military in post-coup purge

A total of 24,253 military members have been dismissed from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in a post-coup purge that started after an abortive...

Civil servant abducted by Turkish intelligence forced to testify against opposition deputies while in...

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a deputy from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said during budget talks on Friday that a man who was abducted and...

Detained DEVA founder interrogated about articles, phone calls with foreign journalists

Police questioned Metin Gürcan, a founding member of the opposition Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), about columns he authored and phone calls with with...

Kurdish leader Demirtaş’s books displayed among criminal ‘evidence’ seized in police raid

Three books authored by Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş -- "Leylan," "Devran" and "Seher" -- were displayed among criminal “evidence” seized in a police raid...

Turkish teacher dismissed after coup attempt dies by suicide

Recep Yaya, 35, a former teacher summarily dismissed from his job by an emergency decree after a coup attempt in July 2016, took his...

Former Kurdish deputy given 5 more years for terrorist propaganda

Leyla Güven, a Kurdish politician who was ousted from the Turkish Parliament in June 2020, has been handed down a prison sentence of five...

Dismissed teacher reinstated 6 months after he died of cancer

Atilla Yalçıntaş, 59, a primary school teacher who was fired from his job by a government decree without due process, was reinstated six months...

Turkey to lift ban on contact visitation in prisons

Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül has said a ban on contact visitation in prisons that went into force in March 2020 due to the...

Amnesty International urges Council of Europe to launch infringement proceedings against Turkey

Amnesty International on Friday called on member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) to institute infringement proceedings against Turkey for failing to implement...

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