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...

HDP deputy to Turkish government: How can ISIS bring Yazidi slaves to Ankara?

In a parliamentary question to Vice President Fuat Oktay, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Feleknas Uca questioned how the Islamic State in Iraq...
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Police attack crowds gathered to commemorate victims of 2015 ISIS attack

Turkish police attacked protestors gathered in İstanbul, Ankara and the southeastern city of Urfa on Monday to commemorate 33 victims of an ISIS suicide...

Journalist Deniz Yücel targeted in email threats by right-wing extremists in Germany

German reporter Deniz Yücel, previously imprisoned in Turkey, has become the latest target for German right-wing extremists with a new wave of threatening emails,...
Sivas Massacre

Victims of 1993 Sivas massacre commemorated

Thirty-three Turkish intellectuals who perished in a fire in 1993 inside the Madımak Hotel were commemorated in Sivas on Thursday, the 27th anniversary of...

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