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Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek has warned that foreign countries might be planning to trigger an artificial earthquake in Turkey’s Marmara region to...

4,464 more public servants purged in new gov’t decree in Turkey

With a new state of emergency decree issued on Tuesday, the Turkish government has dismissed 4,464 more public servants. The relentless purge that gained...

22 academics jailed, 23 professors, public servants detained over ByLock use

As 22 academics and administrative staff members from İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ were arrested, 23 professors and public servants were detained in Turkey as...

Turkey’s gov’t to destroy 216K textbooks published by Gülen Movement affiliated publishing houses

Turkey’s Education Ministry has decided to destroy at least 216,233 copies of math and science textbooks published by publishing houses affiliated with the Gülen...

Italian Bar Council slams Turkish government over arrested lawyers

After German Federal Bar, the Italian Bar Council (Consiglio Nazionale Forense) has also slammed Turkish government over arrested and persecuted lawyers in a letter...

Report reveals 368 female students subjected to sexual abuse in 2016

A report released by the Eğitim-Sen teachers’ union has revealed that a total of 368 female students were subjected to sexual abuse in 2016...

Imams joins ‘yes’ campaign for referendum to increase Erdoğan’s power

A dozen imams who recorded a video in their official garb in İstanbul called on their fellow imams to vote “yes” in an April...

Nobel committee chairman says Turkey world’s largest jailer of intellectuals

Veteran Swedish writer and Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Literature Per Wästberg said Turkey has become the largest jailer of intellectuals and journalists...

Three more social media users arrested for insulting Erdoğan

An Ankara court ruled on arrests of A.Ş., A.K. and N.K. for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media, according to Diken...

COMMENTARY — Turkey attempted to thwart CoE media alert platform

By Abdullah Bozkurt Feeling both shamed and troubled by the number of alerts posted on the Council of Europe (CoE) Platform for the Safety of...

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