Turkish prosecutor extends sentence of a political prisoner, eliminating his chance for parole

A Turkish prosecutor has unilaterally extended the prison sentence of political prisoner Resul Baltacı without the benefit of a court proceeding, eliminating his chances...

Man suffering from Huntington’s disease imprisoned for a social media post

Bekir Güven, who suffers from the neurodegenerative Huntington's Disease, was sent to prison yesterday after an appeals court upheld a 22-month prison sentence for...

Şenyaşar family demanding justice in political murder case calls on lawyers for support

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who have been protesting in front of the Şanlıurfa Courthouse in southeastern Turkey to seek justice for...

Internet freedom continues to decline in Turkey: Freedom House report

A yearly report by Freedom House on global Internet freedom reveals that Internet freedom continued to decline for a third year in a row...

Turkish prosecutors launched over 1.5 million terrorism-related investigations between 2016 and 2020: report

Public prosecutors initiated 1.576 million investigations on allegations of terrorism between 2016 and 2020, concluding 208,833 of them, the BirGün daily reported, citing the...

Prison administration refuses to accept dress sent for former HDP deputy Leyla Güven due...

A prison administration in Turkey’s Elazığ province refused to accept a dress sent for former opposition deputy Leyla Güven because it features the colors...

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say: report

The Turkey Tribunal, a civil society-led, symbolic international tribunal established to adjudicate recent human rights violations in Turkey, started proceedings in Geneva on Monday...

UN expert demands Turkey uncover truth behind killing of couple who challenged mining companies

The Turkish government must get to the bottom of the murder four years ago of husband and wife Ali Ulvi and Aysin Büyüknohutçu, environmental...

University students spend night in park to protest high accommodation prices

A group of university students began sleeping in a park in İstanbul on Sunday to protest the high price of accommodation, while the Turkish...

Turkish court denies prosecutor’s request to arrest former NCO for raping girl

A Turkish court on Thursday denied a prosecutor's request for the arrest of former noncommissioned officer (NCO) Musa Orhan for allegedly raping İpek Er,...

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