Spying allegations against Turkish imams in Germany expand

In the wake of a recent admission by the German-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), which said some of its imams had acted...

IHD: Systematic abuses surge in Turkey with 50.000 rights violations

Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır provincial branch head Raci Bilici said that 2016 was a disastrous year for human rights abuses in Turkey since...

Turkish government asks Switzerland to track Erdoğan critics

Turkish government has requested help from Switzerland in tracking critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as part of a bilateral agreement on intelligence sharing...

Turkish government establishes commission to delay ECtHR process

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey has formed a commission to investigate lawsuits filed during a state of emergency that actually...

Council of Europe faces a daring challenge from Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt The Council of Europe (CoE), Europe’s largest intergovernmental body advocating democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, is facing a historic...

Pro-Kurdish Amedspor attacked by nationalist hooligans

Pro-Kurdish Amedspor has been attacked by nationalist fans of Konya Anadolu Selçukluspor after its 3-0 victory in an away game on Sunday.While the Diyarbakır-based...

Former UETD member working for refugees spies on Gülen followers

Tuba Sarıaltın, former deputy head of the Union of European Turkish Democrats’ (UETD) women’s branches in Germany’s Bavaria region, who also works voluntarily for...

Veteran actor says Bahçeli may be held hostage by alleged sex tape

As many wonder why opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli has lent support to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his efforts to...

Another mayor from pro-Kurdish party detained in terror investigation

Mehmet Ali Tunç, mayor of the Muradiye district in the eastern province of Van from the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP), was detained on...

Bank freezes account of arrested Altan brothers’ sister

  A bank account belonging to the sister of two jailed Turkish intellectuals, Mehmet Altan and Ahmet Altan, has been frozen, according to a tweet...

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