Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish referendum campaigning

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries...

CHP deputy says cases of naked body search increase in Turkish prisons

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Barış Yarkadaş has claimed that cases of naked body search are increasing in Turkey’s prisons as he...

Woman detained while trying to escape Turkey witch hunt in hidden compartment

A Turkish woman identified by the initials H.T.K. was detained in Artvin province while she was allegedly attempting to flee to Georgia, on Feb....

İstanbul’s Kültür University cancels CHP deputies’ program

Kültür University in İstanbul has cancelled a program that was to have been participated in by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies and...

Owner of closed Kurdish daily and 24 people detained in Diyarbakır

A total of 25 people, including Ramazan Ölçen, owner of the pro-Kurdish daily Azadiya Welat, have been detained by Turkish police in simultaneous raids...

Germany says Erdoğan’s spying allegation against journalist absurd

After Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called German daily Die Welt’s Turkey reporter Deniz Yücel a “German agent” who hid in the German...

US Human Rights Report: Tens of thousands jailed in Turkey with little clarity on...

The 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — released by the US State Department on Friday said that...

İstanbul court arrests lawyer of Fethullah Gülen

A court in İstanbul ruled on Friday for the arrest of Orhan Erdemli, a lawyer representing US-based Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen, who is accused...

Dutch gov’t says Turkish FM’s referendum campaign in Netherlands ‘undesirable’

Amid strained ties between Turkey and Germany over the cancellation of two Turkish ministers’ rallies, the Dutch government also announced on Friday that Turkish...

Erdoğanist hitman threatens journalist Ataklı: You will be finished within 5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgUApRlziIk Cem Küçük, a controversial columnist with the pro-government Star daily who is known for his social media attacks on government critics, also as a...

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