German police raid apartments of 4 DİTİB imams suspected of spying

German police teams on Wednesday morning raided the apartments of four Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) imams in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate who...

IVR cancels World Congress in İstanbul due to security concerns

The International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) has canceled its 28th World Congress scheduled to be held in İstanbul...

Sweden deeply concerned about rights violations in Turkey

Swedish government on Wednesday expressed its deep concerns on backslide of human rights, rule of law and crackdown on the opposition and media in...

[VIDEO] Angry about gov’t pressure on dissent, US-based theologian asks ‘Do you consider Erdoğan...

Sacit Arvasi, a US-based Turkish theologian whose religious speeches are widely popular among his Facebook followers, blasted pro-government circles for falsifying people about religion...

The Guardian asks: How does it feel to live in Turkey right now?

The commissioning editor for the London-based Guardian daily has released an online survey that asks people living in Turkey whether the ongoing crackdown on...

CoE’s top human rights advocate calls for restoration of media freedom in Turkey

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has called for implementing urgent measures to restore freedom of expression in Turkey, stressing that...

60 civilians detained in Antalya over alleged coup involvement

A total of sixty businessmen, housewives and teachers were detained over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July...

Purged academics vow to back to university

A group of academics, who were dismissed from the Marmara University’s Faculty of Law with the most recent government decree, has vowed to back...

Turkish pianist under detention over social media posts

Turkish pianist Dengin Ceyhan was detained on Tuesday over his social media posts. Born in 1991, Ceyhan is teaching at the Hacettepe University conservatory....

BHRC calls on Turkish Constitutional Court to address human rights abuses

Kirsty Brimelow QC, the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England (BHRC) and Wales, has written a letter to the Turkish...

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