Erdoğan under fire for saying Turkey has nothing against Taliban’s beliefs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has attracted widespread criticism due to remarks suggesting that Turkey has nothing against the beliefs of the Taliban, an...

Turkish Twitter users commemorate Ankara train station bombing victims and demand justice

Turkish Twitter users started a hashtag campaign yesterday commemorating the victims of bombings at the Ankara train station 2,000 days after they occurred and...

UN experts request investigation into human rights violations committed by Turkish-backed mercenaries in Libya

The United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries in a statement yesterday urged Turkey, Russia and Libya to investigate human rights violations...

Dutch security body concerned about Erdoğan’s role in rise of extremism in Netherlands

A secret report on Dutch national security that was leaked on Monday has revealed concerns among the authorities about the influence of what it...

Members of European Parliament request investigation of rights violations perpetrated by Turkish-backed forces in...

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) last Tuesday called on the EP president to name a delegation to travel to northern Syria and gather...
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Human rights situation in parts of Syria under Turkish control is grim: UN rights...

The human rights situation in parts of northern Syria under the control of Turkish forces and Turkish-affiliated armed groups is “grim, with violence and...

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels may have carried out torture, rape and looting: UN

Turkey must rein in the rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture, rape and looting of civilian property,...

UN launches probe into deployment of foreign fighters to Libya by Turkish government: report

UN rapporteurs sent a joint letter in June to the Turkish government seeking further information about its role in the recruitment, financing,  transportation and deployment...
Ünsal Arık

Turkish-German boxer receives death threat after critical remarks about Turkish-Islamic organization

An acclaimed Turkish boxer living in Germany received a death threat after voicing criticism of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), one of...

US expresses concern over rights abuses committed by Turkish-backed fighters in Syria: report

The US State Department has expressed concern over reports that Turkish-backed fighters have committed human rights abuses in northeast Syria, Turkish Minute reported, citing...

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