Turkish prosecutor orders detention of 238 military officers over alleged Gülen links

Turkish authorities have ordered the detention of a total of 238 active-duty and former military officers due to their alleged links to the Gülen...

14 years on, family and friends still seek justice for slain journalist Hrant Dink:...

Scores of people on Tuesday continued to call on Turkish authorities to identify all those involved in the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink...

Lawyer arrested on trumped-up terrorism charges dies of COVID-19 in prison

Lawyer Metin Yücel, who was arrested on trumped-up terrorism charges in October 2016, has died in prison after contracting COVID-19. Yücel's death was announced by...

Abducted teacher says prosecutor is protecting his torturers

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has refused to file charges based on torture allegations made by Zabit Kişi, 48, who said he was...

Turkey imposes advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

Turkey slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest on Tuesday over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms...

Derelict building collapses on Syrian refugee family, killing mother

A Syrian woman and her three children were trapped after a derelict building in which they sought refuge collapsed in southeastern Gaziantep province, Bold...

Report reveals growing pressure, judicial harassment of journalists in Turkey

An increasing number of journalists are being subjected to government pressure and judicial harassment in Turkey, where 91 journalists are currently in prison for...

Purged teacher beaten in Turkish prison for protesting rights violations

Mehmet Dersulu, a former teacher summarily dismissed from his job by an executive decree, was beaten in prison for protesting the violation of his...

Facebook jumps on bandwagon to appoint local representative to Turkey: report

Facebook — the most-visited website in Turkey — following in the footsteps of social media giants like popular video-sharing website YouTube, has decided to...

Justice delayed is justice denied: Another purge victim reinstated to his job postmortem

Mehmet Nasır Sönmez, a teacher who was fired from his job by a government decree without due process, was reinstated two months after his...

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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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The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

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