Woman journalist in Turkey traumatized by abuse and torture at police station

A veteran woman Turkish journalist who remained in nine month long pre-trial detention has been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment at the police...

59 years-old author dies after allegedly falling from balcony as police raid home to...

Mustafa Hikmet Kayapalı, 59-year-old theologian and author targeted by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government under the rule of Turkey's autocratic President Recep...

S&D president Pittella to attend HDP Co-chair Demirtaş’s trial in Turkey

Gianni Pittella, President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, is going to start a two-day visit to...

Turkish survey on WhatsApp raises concerns of possible ban after Wikipedia

A survey by the Turkish Telecommunications Authority (BTK) on what other applications people might use if mobile application WhatsApp were not available has raised...

AKP favoritism in judicial appointments evidenced in mistakenly sent fax

Amid claims that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is using a purge launched following a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15...

Top court president says April 16 vote made separation of powers more evident

President of Turkey’s Council of State Zerrin Güngör has said a referendum held on a constitutional reform package on April 16 that transformed the...

Former AKP deputy Uzun arrested over alleged Gülen links

Former Justice and Development Party (AKP)  Mersin deputy Ahmet Tevfik Uzun, who was detained on Monday morning as part of an operation targeting the...

Symptoms of Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome emerge in 2 educators on hunger strike in Turkey

Early symptoms of Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1, have begun to manifest in two educators who are in the...

Horrific torture details emerge in Turkey’s capital, a lawyer reveals to SCF

Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has received further details about horrific tales about ongoing torture and abuse in an exposed unofficial detention facility in...

Turkish Consulate in Warsaw seized passport of a news portal founder

Turkey’s General Consulate in Warsaw has seized the passport of a Turkish national in Poland as part of increasing pattern of arbitrary refusal of...

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