Turkish authorities detain 11 female students in southeastern Turkey for links to Gülen movement

Turkish authorities on Friday morning detained 11 female university students in southeastern Turkey for alleged links to the Gülen movement, the Bold Medya news...

Turkish court faults Birgün daily for report on Erdoğan’s son-in-law

An İstanbul court has ruled in favor of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law Selçuk Bayraktar, the chief technical officer of Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle...

Anti-refugee mayor erects billboards telling Syrians in Arabic to leave Turkey

Billboards telling Syrian refugees in Arabic to return to their homeland since they’re no longer wanted in Turkey were put up in the northwestern...

Human rights organizations demand to know if Turkish authorities have taken precautions against COVID-19...

Human rights organizations demanded to know whether the Turkish Ministry of Justice had taken any precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons,...

Turkish authorities detain 6 female students a second time for links to Gülen movement

Turkish authorities on Wednesday once again detained six female students for alleged links to the Gülen movement shortly after they were released from detention...

Turkey sees banning of more Kurdish-language events across country

Local administrations have canceled four events, three concerts and a theatre play that were to be performed in Kurdish in three provinces across Turkey...

2 high school students briefly detained for insulting Turkish President Erdoğan

Two high school students were detained in Istanbul on Tuesday morning for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish media reported. Speaking to Halk...

Erdoğan seeks extradition of Turkish political dissidents in Sweden in exchange for its NATO...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has presented a list of 21 people who fled Turkey for political reasons and are currently living in exile...

Turkish expatriate in Germany attacked over Gülen links in apparent hate crime

A Turkish man who has been residing in Germany for 41 years was attacked in an apparent hate crime by the Turkish owner of...

Turkish women’s organizations say authorities turn blind eye to sexual harassment from local men...

Following accusations that migrant men are sexually harassing Turkish women, women's organizations said authorities were quick to blame migrants but turned a blind eye...

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