Erdoğan restores mosque status of Hagia Sophia after court verdict: report

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan restored the mosque status of İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia with a presidential decree on Friday, following a top administrative court ruling,...
Abducted Turks in Turkish Embassy, Kosovo

Turkey signed secret agreements to abduct dissidents from foreign countries: UN letter

The Turkish government signed bilateral security cooperation agreements with multiple states that were phrased ambiguously to allow for the expulsion or abduction of Turkish...
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European Court of Human Rights: Attending a demonstration not proof of membership in terrorist...

In the case of a Turkish citizen who was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization for attending a demonstration, the European Court of...
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[Update] Mother of young cancer patient about to lose an eye: My child will...

Recent test results show that the condition of a 6-year-old boy with stage 4 brain cancer living in Manisa, Turkey, has worsened and that...
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15 Canadians named in Turkish ‘terrorism’ probe linked to President Erdoğan’s rival: report

Fifteen Canadian citizens – including academics, journalists, real estate agents and a part-time taxi driver – have been named as suspects in a Turkish...
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Turkish gov’t aims to diminish bar associations’ role as human rights watchdogs: HRW

The Turkish government’s plan to allow for multiple bar associations appears calculated to divide the legal profession along political lines and diminish the biggest...

Veteran Turkish comedians Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen to stand trial for allegedly insulting...

Veteran Turkish actors Metin Akpınar (77) and Müjdat Gezen (75) have been charged with the crime of insulting the president in comments made on...
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Kurdish mayor tortured under police custody arrested by court

A Turkish court has ruled to arrest the ousted co-mayor of Van’s Edremit Municipality, Rojbin Çetin, who was attacked by police dogs and tortured...

Turkish invasion of northern Syria lacked international legitimacy, Germany says: report

Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Maria Flachsbarth said on Monday that Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria last...

46 European Parliament members call on EU to initiate targeted sanctions against Erdoğan government

Forty-six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political parties and groups in a letter on Monday to EU High Representative for Foreign...

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