Turkish authorities deny inmate battling cancer for 7 years release from prison

Adnan Yalçın, 60, who has been battling cancer for seven years, has been denied release from prison so he can seek proper treatment, the...

Top court upholds sentences given to media executive, police chiefs on terror charges

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld prison sentences handed down to Samanyolu Broadcasting Group General Manager Hidayet Karaca and former police chiefs on...

Refugee family’s newborn stranded in hospital until family pays bill

A hospital in İstanbul has refused to discharge the newborn baby of a refugee family for the past four months because the family has...

Turkish authorities deny 81-year-old man release from prison despite health problems

Turkish authorities have denied an elderly man release from prison despite his age and multiple health problems, the Mezopotamya news agency reported. Sıddık Güler, 81,...

Turkey ranks 153rd in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index

Turkey is ranked 153rd among 180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on April 17. RSF said the...

Turkish court says former public servant should be issued passport in landmark decision

An administrative court in central Turkey's Konya province has ruled that a former public servant summarily removed from his job by an executive decree...

Former judge jailed on Gülen links dies from cancer shortly after release

Former judge Alparslan Güngör, who was imprisoned for three years on alleged Gülen links and diagnosed with stage four lung cancer shortly after his...

At a time when women need protection the most, the Turkish gov’t is doing...

Withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention will have a disastrous effect on women, children and the LGBTQ+ community, said novelist Elif Şafak in a recent...

Top court annuls life sentences given to 37 military cadets on coup charges

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has annulled life sentences handed down to 37 military cadets on charges of attempting to destroy the constitutional order...

Artwork created by jailed journalist Yazıcı receives SND Awards of Excellence

Artwork created by journalist Fevzi Yazıcı in his prison cell in Turkey has won a pair of Awards of Excellence from the Society for...

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