Boğaziçi University rector cancels panel discussion over gov’t critic speaker

Mehmed Özkan, the controversially-appointed rector of Turkey’s prestigious Boğaziçi University has cancelled a panel discussion that was set to host an outspoken government critic, Serra...

13 lawyers referred to court for arrest in Bursa

Thirteen of 19 previously detained lawyers were referred to court on Wednesday, with a Bursa prosecutor demanding their arrest over the use of a...

Jailed journalist Şık says AKP gov’t has embraced junta regime agenda

Imprisoned Cumhuriyet daily reporter Ahmet Şık said in a hearing on Wednesday that the government has embraced the agenda of a junta regime. The trial...

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...

Prosecutor cites Twitter messages as terror evidence for critical journalists

In the most bizarre case ever seen in Turkey against 29 indicted journalists, Turkish prosecutor cited Tweets and Retweets amounting legitimate criticisms as evidence...

AKP politician: If we cannot win 50 pct, get ready for civil war

A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) local branch representative said if the party cannot get the support of 50 percent of the people...

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...

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