Dutch academics show solidarity with dismissed Turkish colleagues

With a recently released declaration signed by 122 academics, Amsterdam University’s academic staff have showed solidarity with dismissed academics in Turkey. “We, academics from...

‘Cinema for Peace’ urges Turkish gov’t to halt censorship, oppression in Berlinale

A group of filmmakers from Turkey, who came together in the 67th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) in Berlin, Germany, has called Turkish government to...

Perinçek says Homeland Party informed pro-gov’t daily about coup attempt the day before

Ultranationalist Homeland Party (VP) Chairman Doğu Perinçek said on Tuesday that his party officials had informed pro-government Yeni Şafak daily about a possible coup...

7.5-year jail time sought for pro-Kurdish daily ‘Editor in Chief on Watch’

An indictment prepared by a Turkish prosecutor seeks a jail term of up to 7.5 years for author Murat Uyurkulak who worked as an...

EU urges Turkey to ensure fair electoral processes over firing of TV presenter

The European Union has urged Turkey to maintain a fair and inclusive election environment after a TV presenter was recently fired from his job...

More academics, teachers, police officers detained over ByLock use

Dozens of academics, teachers and police officers have been detained by police across Turkey on Wednesday as part of orchestrated witch hunt campaign targeting...

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...

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