Turkey arrests 9 more teachers over coup charges

Nine teachers who were earlier dismissed from their posts has been arrested as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement. A Kocaeli court ruled...

TURKEYPURGE.COM: 4,464 dismissed, 237 arrested, 669 detained over coup charges in 9 days

A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves hunted down and taken...

Dismissed professor Kaboğlu says purge is a dishonor to academics

İbrahim Kaboğlu, a professor of constitutional law and one of 330 academics dismissed in a recent government decree, has said ongoing purges in Turkey are...

FM Çavuşoğlu: Not a single journalist imprisoned for reporting

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has told Spanish media that not a single journalist is imprisoned in Turkey due to their reporting and that...

Hotel cuts power to prevent talk by critical politician Akşener

A former candidate for leadership of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Meral Akşener, was forced to address party members in the dark when...

Bedridden mother dies after daughter arrested over links to Gülen movement

Eighty-six-year-old bedridden Fahriye Asrak died on Thursday after her daughter Nejla Akdağ was arrested by a court over links to the faith-based Gülen movement,...

Turkish Education Minister: 33,065 teachers, staff purged from ministry

Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said that 33,065 teachers and personnel have been expelled from the education ministry and 43 of them have...

Government appoints trustees to Lice and Görümlü municipalities

Turkish government has appointed trustees to the Lice and Görümlü municipilaties which have been under the control of popularly elected mayors from pro-Kurdish party. Police...

2-month-old denied breast milk for 17 days while under detention with mother

Put under detention with his mother at Ankara’s Sincan Prison, a two-month-old newborn had been denied access to breast milk for 17 days. According to...

3,126 years in prison, 18 life sentences sought for 55 HDP deputies

Turkish authorities are seeking a prison sentence of up to 3,126 years in total and 18 life sentences for 55 deputies of the pro-Kurdish...

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The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

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