Turkish police confiscate Islamic books, Bible as terror evidence

A number Islamic books by Turkish-Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a Bible and some other religious publications including the one on Jesus Christ have been...

CoE’s Muižnieks expresses dismay at conviction of activist Çelikkan in Turkey

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) commissioner for human rights has voiced his disappointment over a court decision on Monday to hand down...

Reactions mount to assault of Erdoğan protestors by Turkish security

Turkish security officials were part of an assault on demonstrators protesting outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Tuesday according to two law enforcement sources,...

Indictment against Turkish comedian Demirci accepted by Ankara court

An Ankara court on Wednesday accepted an indictment against Turkish comedian Atalay Demirci, who was arrested in August 2016 over his alleged links with...

Turkey’s main opposition leader says expelled educators on hunger strike being forced to die

Leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has broken his silence about two educators who went on a hunger strike...

DC Police to pursue charges for violence involving Erdoğan’s bodyguards

https://youtu.be/9GwUgSHz9sU The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., has issued a statement on a physical altercation that took place outside the Turkish Embassy on Tuesday...

23 detained in operation at Koza-İpek Holding including two journalists in Turkey

Turkish police teams on Wednesday detained 23 employees of Koza-İpek Holding, including journalists Hasan Bozkurt and Metin Arslan who worked for the media outlets...

Two Turkish generals applied for asylum in Germany

Two Turkish generals who are accused of taking part in a failed military coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 applied for asylum...

Mother of three arrested with baby as Turkish police fail to locate her husband

Fadime Danışman, a mother of three in the western province of İzmir, was arrested along with her 8-month-old baby after police failed to locate...

More academics, people sent to jail as part of Turkey’s post-coup witch hunt

More people including 14 academics from Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGÜ) have been jailed as part of a post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting the Gülen...

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