German Stern magazine labels President Erdoğan an ‘arsonist’ on cover

German weekly magazine Stern has referred to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as an “arsonist” on the cover of its latest issue, saying the...

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The Turkish government ramped up its crackdown on the Kurdish political movement in 2022 with a view to weakening the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP),...

Turkish intelligence ordered assassination of exiled journalists Bozkurt and Güven, journalist claims

Independent journalist Erkam Tufan Aytav claimed on his YouTube program on Wednesday that a German woman of Turkish origin was ordered by Turkey’s National...

German foreign minister calls on Turkey to release political prisoners, including Kavala and Demirtaş

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Tuesday called on the Turkish government to release individuals who remain behind bars despite rulings by the European...

Turkey has largest number of cases pending before European rights court

Approximately 20,100 applications from Turkey are pending before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), making it the highest case-count country since Aug. 1,...

Turkey’s top court rejects delay to HDP closure ruling

Turkey’s top court has rejected a pro-Kurdish opposition party’s request to defer until after May elections a trial that could end in the party’s...

Rapporteur asks top court to deny HDP request for delayed conclusion of its closure...

A rapporteur from Turkey’s Constitutional Court has asked the court to reject a recent request from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which is...

Supreme appeals court upholds convictions of Boydak Holding executives on Gülen links

The 3rd Criminal Chamber of Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions of eight former executives of Boydak Holding and the confiscation...

Turkey investigates chairs of 12 bar associations for insult due to statement on military...

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into the presidents of 12 bar associations across the country on allegations of insulting the Turkish state due...

Swedish Embassy in Ankara closes for a day due to protests over Quran burning...

The Swedish Embassy in Ankara was closed on Tuesday due to ongoing protests over the burning of the Quran by a far-right Danish-Swedish politician...

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