After his release, Türk said his imprisonment was unlawful

The Kurdish co-mayor of Mardin, Ahmet Türk, who was in jail for 43 days, said after his release on Friday that his imprisonment was...

Judge who jailed MİT truck prosecutors suspended over Gülen links

One of seven judges and prosecutors who were suspended by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK)  due to alleged links to the...

Germany turns down Turkey’s calls to reject asylum applications of Turkish officers

German authorities have turned down calls from Turkey to reject asylum applications from 40 high-ranking Turkish officers, saying that the officers’ applications will be...

At least 261 women killed by men in Turkey last year

According to data compiled by bianet.org from Turkish media, at least 261 women were killed, 75 women were raped, 119 women were harassed, 417...

Indictment shows journalists accused of terrorist activity only due to news stories, tweets, retweets

The indictment of 28 jailed journalists reveals that they are accused of membership in a terrorist organization due to their stories, critical tweets and...

Tens of people detained across Turkey in witch hunt targeting Gulen movement on Thursday

Tens of people have been detained or arrested by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government across Turkey in a witch hunt campaign targeting...

Turkey’s media watchdog asks Albanian counterpart to restrict Gülen documentary

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) head İlhan Yerlikaya has sent a letter to his Albanian counterpart to restrict a documentary titled “Love...

Two detained for threatening opponents of ‘executive presidency’ in referendum

Two young men who shared a message on a social media account early on Thursday threatening those who vote against 'executive presidency' in a...

Merkel urges Erdoğan to uphold freedom of opinion, press

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she stressed the importance of press freedom and freedom of opinion in Turkey during talks with President Recep...

Erdoğan’s spiritual guide approved torture and abuse in Turkey

Turkish president’s chief religious counsel has given his approval to overlook torture and other crimes committed by members of security services, saying that Turkey...

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