5 judiciary members expelled over ByLock use reinstated to posts by HSYK

Five judiciary members, who were expelled from their posts due to their use of a smart phone application known as ByLock by the Supreme...

Turkey stops publishing data on prison figures amid mass crackdown

Following 207 percent increase in the number of detainees without a conviction, Turkish government has stopped publishing data on the number of detainees and...

VIDEO — Erdoğan hitman: Reza Zarrab is a project of Turkish state, our man

Cem Küçük, a staunchly pro-government journalist who is known for his attacks on government critics on social media, has said Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab,...

BengüTürk TV editor says fired for resisting against Yes campaign ahead of prez referendum

Former BengüTürk TV Editor-in-Chief Murat Ide said on Thursday that he was fired for resisting against saying “Yes” in the upcoming presidential referendum that is...

‘Yes’ campaigner for referendum shoots dead 62-year-old with rifle

With a fortnight to go until Turkey’s presidential referendum, political atmosphere has so polarized that a yes campaigner shot dead a perceived naysayer with...

Germany’s Özdemir says Erdoğan-loving informants can go live in Turkey

Cem Özdemir, the Turkish-German co-chairman of Germany’s Green Party, reacted to the spying activities of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) targeting critical Turkish citizens...

Detention warrants issued for 98 across 18 provinces over ByLock use

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for a total of 98 people across 18 provinces on the grounds that they...

YSK bans opposition poltician Meral Akşener’s referendum rally in Isparta

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Election (YSK) has denied permission to a public rally scheduled to be held by a former deputy and candidate for leadership...

Professor İştar Gözaydın released from prison by an İstanbul court

Prominent professor and social scientist İştar Gözaydın, who has been behind bars since Dec. 20, 2016 on terror charges, has been released from prison by an...

AKP mayor condemns CoE for not saying Gülen movement behind failed coup

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel, who represented Turkey at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council...

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