New gov’t decree paves way for sale of companies seized from critics

A new government decree issued on Thursday makes possible the sale of companies seized by the state as part of an ongoing witch hunt...

CHUV report: People sheltering in Cizre basement first killed, then burned

A report by scientists from the Vaudois University Hospital Center (CHUV) in Switzerland showed that residents who took shelter in the basement of a...

Court rules for continuation of journalist Parıldak’s imprisonment

An Ankara court on Thursday ruled for continuation of the imprisonment of journalist Ayşenur Parıldak, who has been behind bars for six months. Parıldak, a...

Pro-Kurdish HDP deputy Leyla Zana relaesed by Diyarbakır court

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ağrı deputy Leyla Zana, who is a prominent figure in Kurdish politics, was released by a Diyarbakır court...

COMMENTARY — Did Erdoğan dispatch warships to Myanmar?

By Abdullah Bozkurt Turkey’s Islamist rulers have not only spread fabricated news and planted false stories in the Turkish media, which is now pretty much...

Two more women who just gave birth detained over links to Gülen movement

Filiz Y., a 30-year-old woman who gave birth at Mersin City Hospital last night, has been detained over alleged links to the Gülen movement,...

Turkey dismisses another 330 academics, brings total to 7,316

A total of 330 academics were dismissed in a new government decree, issued on Tuesday, bringing the total number of academics who lost their...

‘Tumor’: Erdogan adds new term to his collection of labeling Gülen movement

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has added a new dehumanization term in his collection of hate speeches by labeling Gülen movement as “tumor.” Speaking at...

12-year-old Furkan denied departure from Turkey for treatment in Cuba dies of cancer

A 12-year-old child has died of brain cancer several months after Turkish border agents seized his and his parents’ passports at İstanbul Atatürk Airport,...
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Jailed police intelligence chief: Erdoğan ordered us to investigate Oda TV

Former police intelligence chief Ali Fuat Yılmazer said in a hearing on Tuesday that it was then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who ordered the...

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