Court accepts indictment accusing 29 journalists of terrorist activity

An indictment of 29 journalists, 25 of whom are jailed, was accepted on Monday by the İstanbul 25th High Criminal Court, seeking up to...

World famous Indian cartoonist launches campaign for jailed journalists in Turkey

A world famous political cartoonist and free speech activist Aseem Trivedi has launched a “cartoon campaign” for raising awareness on wide-scale oppression targeting journalists...

HDP announces 318 members including party administrators detained on Monday

The Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has stated that over 318 people including party administrators, provincial-district co-chairs and members have been detained on Monday and...

University students detained for saying ‘no’ to the constitutional amendment

Turkish police have detained 10 students in Kocaeli University as they propagating to call people to cast their vote against executive presidency in upcoming...

Two purged public officials and their families detained on Greek border

Turkish gendarmes have detained two purged public officials and their families’ members close to the Greek border over alleged links to Gülen movement on...

Education Ministry asks purged teachers to prove ‘innocence’ to return to posts

Turkey’s Education Ministry has asked teachers who have been removed from their posts through controversial government decrees to prove their ‘innocence’ in order to...

792 detained, 147 arrested in anti-Gülen operations in one week

A total of 792 people were detained, with 147 of them put under arrest, in operations targeting the faith-based Gülen movement over the past...

Pro-Kurdish HDP’s 70 members, administrators detained in İstanbul

Seventy members and administrators from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were detained in İstanbul on Monday following raids in their homes. After İstanbul prosecutors...

EU describes massive purge of Turkish academics as ‘worrying’

The EU Commission has reacted to the dismissal of more than 300 academics from Turkish universities by a government decree issued last week, describing...

Mother with infant jailed while trying to visit imprisoned husband

Ayfer Yavuz, whose husband imprisoned as part of government witch hunt against faith-based Gülen movement following a failed coup attempt in last July, was...

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