Another woman detained while visiting imprisoned husband

N.A., a Turkish literature teacher who was left unemployed after her school was shuttered as part of post-coup emergency rule, was detained when she...

Court testimony reveals torture in detentions in Turkey

A Turkish Air Force officer testified in the court about how soldiers who were accused of involving in the coup were subjected to torture...

HDP deputy Aslan detained in Mardin’s Midyat

As part of a crackdown on Kurdish politicians, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Mehmet Ali Aslan was detained in the Midyat district of...

Detained wives of Turkish officers subjected to abuse, letter reveals

A letter shared by imprisoned wives of Turkish military officers reveal how they were subjected to torture and abuse while they were under detention...

Erdoğan on academic purge: Professors must also pay the price

Defending a recent purge of academics, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said academics must also pay the price of their mistakes just as others do,...

Turkish Consulate in the Netherlands seized Turks’ passports over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has confiscated the Turkish passports of a number of Dutch-Turkish people who are allegedly affiliated with the Gülen...

5 suspicious deaths at Gebze women’s prison in 2nd half of 2016

At least 5 people have suspiciously died at the women’s prison in Kocaeli’s Gebze district over the second half the last year, Republican Peoples’...

German deputy asks for questioning of Turkish PM over spying imams

A German deputy filed a complaint against Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, who is holding a rally in Germany today, over alleged links to...

The last chief editor of free Zaman daily: We should have kept our...

Journalist Abdulhamit Bilici, who was dismissed as editor-in-chief of Zaman following the brutal seizure of Turkey’s largest media group on March 4, 2016, said...

AKP’s Austria head says rejection of executive presidency would lead to civil war

In a video shared online the representative of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Austria Mahmut Koç says if the transition to...

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