Majority of Turks think Turkey is not democratic: survey

According to the results of the Democracy Perception Index 2021 survey, conducted between February 24 and April 14 by Latana in collaboration with the Alliance...

Famous Turkish singer faces insults for objecting to quarry project in northern Turkey

Pro-government media outlets have unleashed a flurry of attacks and insults on famous Turkish pop singer Sezen Aksu after she publicly objected the quarrying...

MHP attack on pro-gov’t TV station leads to dismissal, resignation of journalists

One journalist was fired while another resigned in protest at the pro-government Habertürk TV after the station was harassed by politicians from Turkey’s far-right...

53.2 pct of Turks are against government’s Uyghur policy

A total of 53.2 percent of Turks don’t support the government’s Uyghur policy and think it hasn’t given an “appropriate response” to the Chinese...

Dismissed academic imprisoned over Gülen links dies of COVID 3 months before release

Halil Şimşek, a dismissed academic arrested over alleged links to the Gülen movement, died in prison on Wednesday of COVID-19, less than three months...

Gendarmerie commander responsible for burning down Kurdish village, killing 9, Turkish court says

Bülent Karaoğlu, a former gendarmerie officer, was responsible for the burning down of the southeastern Turkish village of Altınova (Vartinis) in 1993, which caused...

Syrian refugee critical of police raid on mosque targeting anti-gov’t religious group to be...

Munip Ali, a Syrian refugee who tweeted criticism of a police raid on a mosque targeting followers of an anti-government religious group, will be...

Erdoğan sues opposition politician who called him ‘criminal gang leader’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a lawsuit against a main opposition party politician seeking TL 250,000 ($30,000) in damages for remarks accusing...

Gülen followers investigated for applying to become election observers in 2015

Real and alleged followers of the faith-based Gülen movement, who have been facing a wide range of charges for several years, are this time...

My imprisonment is an act of political vengeance: Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu

 “My imprisonment is the result of authorities taking revenge for my standing up against human rights violations in Turkey,” said Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a...

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