Kurdish politician must urgently be released to receive treatment for dementia, lawyer says

A lawyer for a former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) politician whose continued imprisonment was ordered by a Turkish court last week despite claims...

Man detained for links to PKK tortured at Istanbul police headquarters, ÖHD claims

The Association for the Freedom of Lawyers (ÖHD) in a press statement said Mehdi Mıhçı, who was detained for alleged links to the outlawed...

University students in Turkey can’t afford housing or basic necessities as prices soar

University students in Turkey are facing serious financial difficulties and cannot afford housing or basic necessities, BBC Turkish service reported. Most students studying in big...

Turkish authorities order detention of 11 accountants for links to Gülen movement

Turkish authorities on Wednesday ordered the detention of 11 accountants due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, the Bold Medya news website reported. The...

Top court finds rights violations in advertising bans imposed on opposition newspapers

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that advertising bans imposed on BirGün, Sözcü, Cumhuriyet and Evrensel, all newspapers critical of the Justice and Development Party...

Turkey complied with ECtHR judgement on Kavala, justice minister argues

Contrary to what the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) said in a judgment last month, Turkey’s justice minister, Bekir Bozdağ, has argued that...

Turkish man who fatally shot his wife posts the murder on social media

A man who shot his wife in an “honor killing” on Tuesday in western Çanakkale province posted the murder on social media, Turkish media...

Pictures of Alevi imams removed from cemevi during President Erdoğan’s visit

Pictures of Alevi imams were removed from an Alevi house of worship (cemevi) during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, sparking controversy,...

Boğaziçi University refuses to reinstate dismissed academic despite court decision

Can Candan, a former faculty member at İstanbul’s Boğaziçi University and a documentary filmmaker who was fired in July 2021 for protesting against the...

Kavala says prosecution knew he hadn’t dined with Barkey at İstanbul restaurant

Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and rights activist who was sentenced to aggravated life in April, has said the prosecutors who drafted an indictment...

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