COMMENTARY — Turkey uses consular services as a weapon of persecution

By Abdullah Bozkurt The pattern of increasing cases of arbitrary refusal of consular services to critics and dissidents abroad by Turkey’s embassies and consulates is...

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Fikret Yorgun, a staunch Bursapor fan, on Wednesday received a suspended jail sentence of eleven months for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in...

7 judges, prosecutors suspended over alleged coup involvement

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has suspended seven judges and prosecutors due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the...

CPJ calls on Merkel to bring up media freedoms during Turkey visit

A leading press freedom advocacy group, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to...

Report: Foreign journalists face obstacles in getting accreditation in Turkey

While pressure of the government over free and critical media remains as one of the most prevailing problems in Turkey, AKP government’s approach is...

Turkish justice minister claims only 30 journalists jailed in Turkey

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has claimed that there are only 30 journalists in Turkey’s prisons and that some jailed individuals may have wrongfully...

Turkish government’s witch hunt targeting Gülen movement in full throttle

Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ announced on Wednesday that a total of 1,094 cases have been launched against those who are allegedly affiliated with the...

Full-fledged hate speech by Erdoğan: Gülen movement became ‘unthinking slaves’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has added new insults to his rich collection of hate speeches and defamation targeting Gülen movement on Wednesday and...

Detention warrant issued for HDP deputy Öcalan

As crackdown on pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) continues, a Turkish court on Wednesday issued a detention warrant for...

Pressure and terrorist threats on Christians on the rise in Turkey

The Association of Protestant Churches has released a report which revealed that hate speech, attacks and terrorist threats against Christians increased in Turkey in...

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