Pianist arrested for insulting President Erdoğan

Turkish pianist Dengin Ceyhan was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in social media posts. He had been in detention since...

Dozens detained, arrested over alleged Gülen links in witch hunt campaigns

Acting under the directives of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has continued its self-declared witch hunt...

Major says no one in Erdoğan assassination attempt trial has links to Gülen

One of 37 officers who are standing trial on charges of taking part in an assassination attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a...

Post-coup purge victim says he may never be a father due to torture in...

A man jailed over alleged links to a failed coup in Turkey last July said during a recent hearing in Kırıkkale that he may...

Turkish government’s oppression against Kurds intensifies

Acting under the directives of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has intensified its war and persecution...

AI’s Vanderlinden: Erdogan abuses coup attempt as opportunity to silence all dissident voices

International human rights organization Amnesty International’s (AI) Turkey Coordinator Jenny Vanderlinden has said that the failed coup on July 15, 2016 has been an...

Coup commanders says they received orders from HQ and were trapped

Brig. Gen. Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş, the commander of the team that targeted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s hotel in Marmaris on the night of a...

HDP appeals to the ECtHR for jailed leaders Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ

Pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for the continuing unlawful imprisonment of the party’s co-chairs...

Erdoğan’s relative sets up group for mobilization in event of coup attempt

Orhan Uzuner, the father-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son Bilal, has established an armed group to mobilize the public in the event of...

Detention period for Die Welt Turkey reporter extended

The period of detention of German daily Die Welt’s Turkey reporter Deniz Yücel, who has been in custody since Feb. 17, was extended on...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

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