Turkish police use force against mine victims’ families seeking justice in Ankara

Family members of 301 victims of a 2014 mine disaster in the Soma district of Turkey’s Manisa province who marched to Ankara to seek...

McCain: Violent response of Erdoğan’s security detail reflective of his treatment of dissents in...

US Senator John McCain and Senator Dianne Feinstein have released a written statement and urged Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to hold accountable the members...

ECtHR to take up journalist Ilıcak’s case on priority basis

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided to examine on a priority basis an application filed by jailed journalist Nazlı Ilıcak’s lawyer...

FBI investigates transnational repression tactics of foreign governments in US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency, indicates...

Two dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s Bodrum

Two people died after a boat carrying migrants sank just 50 meters off Turkey’s western coast near Bodrum early on Monday, the coast guard...

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...

Political prisoners should be released immediately: UN special rapporteur

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, a UN special rapporteur called on member states to release inmates who were unlawfully imprisoned, including political...

COMMENTARY — Erdoğan touts al-Qaeda-linked militant as a role model in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt Publicizing an otherwise private audience for senior jihadist figures including a prominent al-Qaeda-linked fighter in the presidential palace of Turkey’s Islamist leader...

Turkey’s top court says rights of journalists not violated

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled there was no violation in the cases of journalists Ahmet Şık, Murat Sabuncu, Bülent Utku and Akın Atalay,...

CCBE urges release, medical treatment of detained Turkish lawyer

Antonín Mokrý, president of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the bars and law societies of 45 countries...

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