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...
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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,...
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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...

OPINION – Talking Turkey, Islamism, and Genocide on Capitol Hill

By Winfield Myers* Will Turkey’s current hostility toward the West be long-lived, as is post-revolutionary Iran’s, or will it fade with the inevitable demise of...

Turkish intelligence agency used a family-owned business to provide supplies for ISIS

Abdullah Bozkurt Two Turkish nationals and their company, recently sanctioned by the US Treasury for aiding and abetting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

Erdoğan confidant Metin Külünk investigated for al-Qaeda aligned IBDA-C terror group

Metin Külünk, a close confidant of the Turkish president, was investigated as a suspect in Islamist terrorist group the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Case of Senegal

Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

Free Thought under Siege in Turkey: the Crackdown on Education

Download PDF   - Crackdown on education sector in Turkey victimized nearly 100,000 teachers and academics The crackdown on critical thinking in Turkey with an unprecedented witch...

‘Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case of Sweden’

Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...