CHP’s İnce: CHP deputies will be jailed just like HDP deputies

A vocal critic of his own party, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Muharrem İnce said on Wednesday that CHP deputies will be...

Police attempt to detain university students singing ‘Say No in Referendum’ song

Police officers attempted to detain university students who sang a song on a ferry criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s authoritarian policies and calling on...
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Union HQ attacked after chairman vows to vote ‘no’ in referendum

The headquarters of Kamu-Sen (Turkish Public Workers Labor Union) were attacked by a group of people after İsmail Koncuk, the head of the union,...

CoE head Jagland calls for ending state of emergency in Turkey

In his opening speech for the year 2017, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjorn Jagland urged an end to a state of...

PACE says particularly concerned on media situation in Turkey

Stockholm (Jan.25, 2017) - Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to...

Court gives suspended sentence to poet Odabaşı for insulting Erdoğan

Poet and author Yılmaz Odabaşı on Wednesday received a suspended jail sentence of one year, eight months for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Prosecutor tells wife of detainee to consider her husband dead

Cumhuriyet daily columnist Aydın Engin wrote on Wednesday that the wife of a detainee sent him a letter claiming that a prosecutor told her...

Erdoğan’s hatred of Yazidis takes a toll in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt The deep hostility harbored by Turkey’s Islamist rulers against non-Muslims has reached a point of blind hatred that often rears its ugly...

96 Refugee Workers Lost Their Lives in Turkey in 2016

A report by the Assembly of Worker Health and Occupational Safety (İSİG) has indicated that at least 96 refugee workers lost their lives in...

Jailed Mayor Turk’s health report missing

The health report of Ahmet Türk, the elected/purged and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, is missing, said his lawyer Zeynep Boztoprak....

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