Exiled journos launch Turkish news portal in Germany

A group of exiled Turkish journalists including targeted journalist Can Dündar has launched a Germany-based online news portal titled “Özgürüz" (We Are Free) on...

Purged military officer feels insecure due to Turkish intel activities in Europe

A former NATO officer of Turkey has said he/she does not feel safe in his/her place in Belgium as clandestine activities by the ruling...

287 lawyers arrested, 708 lawyers wanted as part of post-coup purge in Turkey

At least 287 lawyers are currently under arrest while detention warrants have been issued for 708 attorneys since a failed coup attempt on July...

Turkey seizes all assets of İpek Family

A Turkish court on Tuesday has ordered the seizure of all assets of Turkish businessman Akın İpek, his mother, Melek İpek and other members...

Trustee-mayor removes Armenian greeting from signboard

Government’s newly appointed trustee-mayor of the Edremit district of Van province, who has replaced the democratically elected pro-Kurdish mayor, reportedly removed all Armenian and...

Campaign launched for 5 children abandoned after mother detained

Journalist Mahir Zeynalov has launched a fundraising campaign for five children who were left alone in tears in front of Sincan Prison in Ankara...

Spying allegations against Turkish imams in Germany expand

In the wake of a recent admission by the German-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), which said some of its imams had acted...

IHD: Systematic abuses surge in Turkey with 50.000 rights violations

Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır provincial branch head Raci Bilici said that 2016 was a disastrous year for human rights abuses in Turkey since...

Turkish government asks Switzerland to track Erdoğan critics

Turkish government has requested help from Switzerland in tracking critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as part of a bilateral agreement on intelligence sharing...

Turkish government establishes commission to delay ECtHR process

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey has formed a commission to investigate lawsuits filed during a state of emergency that actually...

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