Turkish gov’t arrests 30 more lawyers over alleged Gülen links on Lawyers Day

Turkish government has arrested 30 more lawyers over alleged Gülen links on April 5 which is celebrated as Lawyers Day in Turkey. A lawyer representing...

Turkey detains former news director of a sport channel in new post-coup probe

Yasir Kaya, a TV presenter and the former news director of Fenerbahçe football club’s official TV channel was detained on Friday following the detentions...

4,464 more public servants purged in new gov’t decree in Turkey

With a new state of emergency decree issued on Tuesday, the Turkish government has dismissed 4,464 more public servants. The relentless purge that gained...

Turkish authorities refuse to release political prisoners who have served their time

Turkish authorities are refusing to release thousands of political prisoners who have served their required time in jail, the tr724 news website reported. Journalist Hanım...

State Department warns US citizens to reconsider travelling to Turkey over arbitrary detention risks

The United States Department of State has classified Turkey as a “level three” risk out of four, in a new system designed to protect...

Dozens of social media accounts blocked over postings on referendum frauds

An Ankara court blocked access to 40 Twitter, 2 Facebook accounts along with 4 websites over their postings on alleged government fraud in the...

Oppression targeting pro-Kurdish HDP mounts all sides ahead of referendum

Turkish government’s oppression targeting pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has geared up with new arrest warrants for HDP deputies and new seizures of pro-Kurdish...

Turkish gov’t failed to carry out most actions in its human rights action plan

The Turkish government has failed to carry out most of the actions in the new human rights action plan that was announced by President...

ECtHR: Turkish gov’t violated freedom to demonstrate by imposing fines on demonstrators

The European Court of Human Rights (ECthR) has ruled on Tuesday that Turkish government has violated freedom to demonstrate by imposing fines on demonstrators...

Turkish journalists march for jailed colleagues ahead of trial

Around 200 people marched in İstanbul on Saturday in solidarity with the many jailed journalists across Turkey, according to a report by Doğan news...

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