Turkish police again detain dismissed academic Nuriye Gülmen

Turkish police on Friday again detained Nuriye Gülmen, a prominent academic who went on a hunger strike after being fired from her job by a...

Turkish prosecutor demands 15 years for Kurdish villager who was allegedly beaten by security...

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded 15 years in prison for Kurdish villager Osman Şiban, who was allegedly beaten by security forces in Van province...
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UN rights chief criticizes Turkish gov’t for withdrawing from Istanbul Convention, detaining politicians and...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in a press statement released today by her spokesperson Liz Throssell criticized the Turkish government...

‘Greek Mothers’ call on Turkish gov’t to release jailed Greek soldiers

A group of Greek women who came together under the name “Greek Mothers” on Monday held a demonstration in front of the Turkish Consulate...

5,361, including 80 minors, mistreated or tortured in Turkey in 2022: report

An annual report on human rights violations in Turkey drafted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu has revealed 5,361 incidents...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court refuses to hear expelled MP’s appeal

Turkey’s top court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by an opposition lawmaker and prominent human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu against his expulsion from...
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Turkish gov’t detains 15 military officers over alleged links to Gülen movement

Fifteen military members were detained in 13 provinces following the issuance of 24 detention warrants by the Kayseri Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, in an...

NATO deploying shelters to earthquake-stricken Turkey

NATO members have agreed to deploy shelters to ally Turkey to help provide accommodation for those left homeless by this week’s devastating earthquakes, Agence...

Amnesty International report shows Turkish judiciary used anti-terrorism law to silence critics in 2020

An annual report by Amnesty International on the state of human rights in the world reveals how the Turkish judiciary applies country’s anti-terrorism laws...

Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 89 military officers over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish government on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 89 military officers, most of them on active duty, as part of its massive post-coup...

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