Gov’t turns Turkey’s leading science college into religious school, mosque

Yamanlar College, a private school established by educators affiliated with the Gülen movement in the western province of İzmir, has been turned into a...

Turkish gov’t detains 2 more nephews of US-based scholar Fethullah Gülen

A total of 16 suspects including two nephews of US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen were detained on Friday as part of an investigation into...

Second mayor bans Turkish movie for contradicting national, spiritual values

Another local mayor on Friday banned a Turkish movie directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül, claiming that the comedy runs against the national and spiritual values...

Two Detained For Threatening Opponents Of ‘Executive Presidency’ Released

Two young men, who were detained on Thursday for sharing a message on a social media account threatening those who will vote against ‘executive...

Doğan Media Group cancels about 100 journalists’ press insurance

The Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) has announced that press insurances of some journalists who are working at news sites such as hurriyet.com.tr, posta.com.tr,...

162 workers killed in workplace accidents in the first month of the year in...

According to the data compiled by the Workers’ Health and Occupational Safety Assembly, at least 161 workers have lost their lives in workplace accidents...

In a day 91 arrested, 233 others detained over coup charges in Turkey

A huge witch hunt is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves being hunted down and taken into custody.  At least...

Trustees appointed to companies of 32 purge victims

Trustees were appointed on Friday to the companies of 32 people who are partners in various companies in Turkey’s Aegean province of Uşak due...

After his release, Türk said his imprisonment was unlawful

The Kurdish co-mayor of Mardin, Ahmet Türk, who was in jail for 43 days, said after his release on Friday that his imprisonment was...

Judge who jailed MİT truck prosecutors suspended over Gülen links

One of seven judges and prosecutors who were suspended by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK)  due to alleged links to the...

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