EU calls on Turkey to respect highest democratic standards, practices

The European Union on Friday reacted to the detention of Oğuz Güven, the Internet editor of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, calling on Turkey to...

Turkish court jails controversial historian for ‘insulting’ Atatürk

An İstanbul court ruled on Friday for the arrest of one of the two historians for whom detention warrants were issued for insulting the...

Private school managers sentenced in Turkey to 7.5 years in jail over coup charges

Nine people who used to work at dormitories and schools closed by the government over coup charges and alleged ties to the Gülen movement in...

Ankara police assault group protesting in solidarity with hunger strike academics, detain over 20

Newly emerged video footage shows the moment Turkish police, who detained at least 20 protestors on Friday night, used excessive force against a group...

Pro-Erdoğan troll calls on Turkey’s government to execute Gülen followers

Amid assassination concerns following the suspicious deaths of two people who allegedly fell from the balcony of their homes, a pro-Erdoğan Twitter troll named...

Berlin says not informed of German reporter’s detention in Turkey

German officials said on Friday that Turkish authorities had failed to inform Berlin about the detention of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) reporter Meşale Tolu,...

EP displays solidarity with educators on hunger strike in Ankara

President of the European Parliament’s Socialists & Democrats Group Gianni Pittella on Friday paid a visit to Turkish academic Nuriye Gülmen and elementary school...

CHP deputy provincial head in Bolu arrested over Gülen links

Eight people, including the Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy provincial chairman of Bolu province in northwestern Turkey, have been arrested over alleged links to...

Amnesty and HRW say Malaysia’s extradition puts three Turkish men at risk of torture

International human rights organizations Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have revealed statements over the extradition of three Turkish nationals allegedly affiliated...

Four detained over solidarity with Turkish hunger strikers protesting purge

At least 4 people detained after police intervened into a group, gathered in solidarity with Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, two educators who have...

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