Turkish court arrests soldier for calling Atatürk a ‘freemason’

An İstanbul court ordered the arrest of a soldier on Wednesday on charges of “insulting the legacy of Atatürk” through his social media posts,...

Jagland says jailed journalists and deputies are priority for Council of Europe

Thorbjørn Jagland, the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, who has referred to the arrests in Turkey, said journalists and members of the Parliament...

More than 3,000 Turkish nationals apply for asylum in Germany this year

More than 3,000 Turkish nationals have applied for asylum in Germany between January and August of 2018, Deutsche Welle Turkish service reported on Wednesday. According...

Turkish gov’t puts Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz under protection

Turkish authorities have put the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under 24-hour police protection, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency (AA) said on...

Report show at least 40 women killed in October 2017 across Turkey

At least 40 women were killed while 25 women have been subjected to sexual violence and 32 children were subjected to sexual abuse in...

Turkey’s arrest of six human rights defenders leads to more tension with Germany

As German government has been seeking to find a new way of handling with authoritarian Turkey, Turkish foreign ministry stated on Thursday that the...

Activists face prison for ‘insulting’ Turkish President Erdoğan on social media

Three activists, part of an online group called “Anonymous Movement” (İsimsizler Hareketi) that produces content critical of the Turkish government on their Twitter account,...

Refugees in Turkey are pushed into ghettoization in absence of integration policies

The majority of Turkish society is resisting accommodating refugees, and migration policies are ineffective in integration, which is pushing refugees into ghettoization and causing...

German citizen arrested in Turkey for spreading terrorist propaganda on social media

A German citizen identified as Dennis E. has been arrested in Turkey on charges of disseminating terrorist propaganda on social media, the Demirören news...

Court accepts indictment accusing 29 journalists of terrorist activity

An indictment of 29 journalists, 25 of whom are jailed, was accepted on Monday by the İstanbul 25th High Criminal Court, seeking up to...

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