Pictures of Alevi imams removed from cemevi during President Erdoğan’s visit

Pictures of Alevi imams were removed from an Alevi house of worship (cemevi) during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, sparking controversy,...

Boğaziçi University refuses to reinstate dismissed academic despite court decision

Can Candan, a former faculty member at İstanbul’s Boğaziçi University and a documentary filmmaker who was fired in July 2021 for protesting against the...

Kavala says prosecution knew he hadn’t dined with Barkey at İstanbul restaurant

Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and rights activist who was sentenced to aggravated life in April, has said the prosecutors who drafted an indictment...

Turkish drone strike kills 4 in northeast Syria: monitor

A Turkish drone strike on Tuesday killed at least four people in a northeast Syrian city held by Kurdish forces, the latest in a...

Non-Turkish children subject to discrimination and neglect, say foster families

Families who have fostered non-Turkish children said the children were subject to discrimination and neglect because of bureaucratic obstacles, the Duvar news website reported. According...

Şenyaşar family barred by Şanlıurfa governor from accessing courthouse premises

Members of the Şenyaşar family, who have been demanding justice for three of their relatives murdered by people connected to a lawmaker from Turkey’s...

Lawyer for arrested Furkan Foundation leader says client under psychological pressure in prison

The lawyer for Alparslan Kuytul, the arrested leader of the anti-government Furkan Foundation, said in a social media post that Kuytul was put under...

Politician from pro-Kurdish party to stay in prison despite dementia claims

A Turkish court has ordered the continued imprisonment of a Kurdish politician despite claims that she is suffering from dementia, Agence France-Presse reported. Aysel Tuğluk,...

Former judge, dismissed after 2016 coup attempt, dies of cancer

Abdurrahman Sakar, a former judge who was summarily dismissed from his job by a government decree in the aftermath of a 2016 coup attempt...

Alevi leader attacked in Istanbul in apparent hate crime

Selami Sarıtaş, an Alevi leader in Istanbul's Kartal district, was attacked and beaten in front of his house on Friday by two unknown assailants...

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