Turkey calls on parents to report Erdogan critics at German schools

Turkish consulates in Germany have been organizing events for Turkish parents and asking them to spy on critics of the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

AKP official who attracted criticism with civil war remarks resigns

Justice and Development Party (AKP) Manisa provincial deputy chairman Ozan Erdem who warned of a civil war if a ‘no’ vote comes out from...

16 doctors, nurses, academics detained for using ByLock application

A total of twelve health workers, including doctors, nurses and midwives, and four academics were detained in provinces across Turkey as part of investigations...

Pro-gov’t daily calls German police operations on Turkey’s spying imams ‘Merkelist terror’

The front page of pro-government Star Daily on Thursday bore a headline saying “Merkelist Terror” and criticized German police investigations into allegations of Turkish...

Erdoğan says Turkey has more press freedom than most Western countries

At a time when Turkey ranks the first as the jailer of the most number of journalists, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the...

Woman detained while visiting imprisoned husband on Valentine’s Day

İ.A.O. was detained in Trabzon prison when she was visiting her husband H.O., who had been earlier jailed as part of the government’s post-coup...

Amnesty International launches a global campaign for jailed journalists in Turkey

International human rights body, Amnesty International (AI), has launched a global campaign with the title of “A Prison of Silence: The Death of Journalism...

Critically ill cancer patient left in Turkey’s prison to die

The torture and ill-treatment in a mass scale in Turkey’s prisons and detention centers amid blatant abuse of pre-trial detentions for punishment of the...

Boğaziçi University rector cancels panel discussion over gov’t critic speaker

Mehmed Özkan, the controversially-appointed rector of Turkey’s prestigious Boğaziçi University has cancelled a panel discussion that was set to host an outspoken government critic, Serra...

13 lawyers referred to court for arrest in Bursa

Thirteen of 19 previously detained lawyers were referred to court on Wednesday, with a Bursa prosecutor demanding their arrest over the use of a...

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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...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

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