Story of teacher-turned-butcher reveals extent of Turkey’s post-coup purge

The story of Cafer Altıkardeş, a former geography teacher fired from his job by an emergency decree who lost half his index finger while...

43 people detained for aiding families of post-coup victims

Forty-three people, 16 of whom are dismissed public officers, were detained in the northern province of Ordu for helping the families of individuals targeted...

200 lawyers express support for Şenyaşar family demanding justice in political murder case

Two hundred lawyers have expressed support for Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who have been protesting in front of the Şanlıurfa Courthouse...

Rights activist writer gets suspended sentence over Kobani tweet

A suspended prison sentence of 15 months has been handed down to a writer, lawyer and human rights activist in Turkey due to a...

Slain HDP staffer’s parents file complaint against police for negligence

The parents of a young woman who was killed in an attack on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) office in western Turkey in...

Opposition slams Erdoğan for again denying existence of ‘Kurdish problem’

Senior opposition politicians have criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for recently reiterating his argument that Turkey’s so-called Kurdish problem no longer exists since his...

Turkey uses facial recognition to spy on millions: report

The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has added a facial recognition system to its law enforcement arsenal that helps it investigate millions of...

Refugees in Bolu province told to stay home after 9 pm, avoid behavior that...

In a meeting with representatives of refugees from various countries, the governor of Bolu province said foreigners should respect local traditions and provided a...

Jailed Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent made honorary member of PEN Melbourne

Jailed Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent, who worked as a correspondent for the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DIHA), was made an honorary member of PEN...

Turkish court sentences former rector, vice rector to prison over Gülen links

A  Turkish court on Thursday handed down prison sentences to a former university rector and a former vice rector on charges of membership in...

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