Turkish teacher, diagnosed with cancer after dismissal over alleged Gülen links, dies

An Adana-based teacher who was removed from her job as part of the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement...

Turkish ambassador draws ire as she implies Gülen-affiliated schools in Macedonia raise terrorists

Turkish Ambassador to Macedonia Tülin Betül Kara has drawn ire following remarks she made last week that shocked the country about schools linked to...

CHP presidential candidate İnce visits rival Demirtaş in Turkish prison

Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce on Wednesday visited pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and presidential candidate Selahattin...

Over 2 million tweets say T A M A M (ENOUGH) to Turkish President...

Over 2 million people took to Twitter on Tuesday to call time on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, tweeting “T A M A M” (enough) hours...

Jailed journalist Altan: Lawlessness has spread like humidity stains over Turkey

Famous Turkish author and journalist Ahmet Altan, who was jailed in the aftermath of a controversial coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and given an...

Report: 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship

Some 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship since Portugal’s government decided to grant nationality through naturalization to the descendants of Sephardic Jews...

Opposition report reveals gross human rights violations in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons

A report drafted by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) reveals that the prison population in Turkey has increased by 285 percent during...

Turkey issues detention warrants for 2 ministries’ 18 former staff over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish government on Wednesday issued detention warrants for 18 former public servants who worked for two state ministries as part of its massive...

UN: Turkey must lift state of emergency for credible elections to take place

"Protracted restrictions on the human rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are incompatible with the conduct of a credible electoral process in...

EP President Tajani calls for fair and free elections in Turkey

The Turkish people must be given the opportunity to participate in elections that are free and fair, with the media being allowed to ensure...

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