Dismissed Turkish academic returns to his university as a student

A former academic at Ankara University’s Faculty of Law, who was dismissed from duty by Turkish government's executive decree under the rule of emergency declared...

Turkish Atheism Association to close down due to pressure

Turkey’s first atheist nongovernmental organization is preparing to dissolve itself after being targeted by the pro-government media and due to pressure on its members,...

Turkey’s OHAL Commission to speed up decision process amid suspicions and criticism

The State of Emergency (OHAL) Procedures Investigation Commission (OHAL Commission) has reportedly been set to step up making decisions in a shorter period of...

Journalist says Erdoğan tracking phone calls of ‘March for Justice’ participants

Yeniçağ daily's Ankara representative Ahmet Takan has claimed that Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has asked for an investigation into “March for Justice“...

6,033 people taken to court over allegedly insulting Turkish President Erdoğan in 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed criminal complaints against 6,033 people in 2017 over alleged insults of him, with 2,099 of them sentenced by...

Court acquits man who likened Erdoğan to Gollum character

A court in the western province of Aydın, on Tuesday, acquitted physician Bilgin Çiftçi, who faced charges of insulting Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip...

Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 323 people over links to Gülen movement on...

Detention warrants have been issued by Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office for 142 people who used to work or still work for Turkish Education Ministry...

Secret witness testifies against US Pastor Brunson in Turkey

A secret witness testifying anonymously against American pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey has claimed that the cleric helped outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants...

Two more soldiers killed during Turkish military operation in Syria’s Afrin

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a mortar attack by People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the northwestern Syrian district of Afrin, according to...

Turkey’s top court fines gov’t for torture of Kurdish party chairman in police custody

Turkey’s top court has ruled in favor of İbrahim Halil Baran, chairman of the Kurdish Partiya Kurdistani (PAKURD), who submitted an individual application to...

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