AKP, MHP reject motion to investigate 2015 train station bombings in Ankara

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), have rejected a parliamentary motion to investigate the deadliest...

7 pro-gov’t foundations divided up 769 dormitories seized over Gülen links: journalist

Seven pro-government foundations in Turkey have shared among themselves 769 of 848 student dormitories seized for affiliation with the faith-based Gülen movement since a...

Asylum applications from Turkish citizens in EU see 494 percent rise over past 12...

There has been a 494 percent rise in the number of asylum applications in EU countries from Turkish citizens over the past 12 years,...

Turkey’s Council of State upholds compensation to family of slain journalist Dink

Turkey’s Council of State has upheld an administrative court decision ordering the Interior Ministry to compensate the family of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who...

Former Turkish Cypriot president among 42 facing entry ban to Turkey

Forty-two intellectuals, writers and politicians from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) including former president Mustafa Akıncı, all of whom are critical of...

Representatives of seized Turkish schools in Pakistan file appeal with Interior Ministry

Representatives of Turkish schools in Pakistan have filed a petition with the Pakistani Interior Ministry contesting the transfer of their schools to a Turkish...

345 children under the age of 6 in prison with their mothers in Turkey:...

A total of 345 children under the age of 6 are accompanying their mothers in Turkish prisons, and they receive the same treatment as...

Disabled man issued a ‘good health’ medical report, denied release from prison

Bilal Danış, a disabled man jailed for alleged links to the Gülen movement, was issued a medical report saying he was healthy and was...

More than 750 former cadets detained in Turkey as they turned 18

More than 750 former military cadets have been detained to date in 2021 over their alleged links to the Gülen movement as they turned...

Twitter’s lawyer in Turkey tweets hate speech against Gülen movement

Lawyer Gönenç Gürkaynak, who represents Twitter in Turkey, used hate speech against supporters of the Gülen movement in a series of tweets on Saturday,...

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