Pressure and terrorist threats on Christians on the rise in Turkey

The Association of Protestant Churches has released a report which revealed that hate speech, attacks and terrorist threats against Christians increased in Turkey in...

58 passengers denied flights from Istanbul to US in four days

58 people have been unable to depart from Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport over the last four days due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting immigrants...

DİTİB claims hate speech among members against Jews, Christians not known by administration

The German-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) has claimed that its central administration was not aware of anti-Semitic and anti-Christian messages posted by...

Pilgrims vow to vote ‘yes’ in referendum, curses at Gulenists at Kaaba

Newly emerged video footage shows the moment a group of Umrah pilgrims from Turkey publicly vows to vote ‘yes’ in a referendum on proposed constitutional...

Pro-Erdoğan journalist calls on assassins to take refuge in Turkey

In reaction to a decision on the part of Greece not to extradite eight Turkish soldiers who sought political asylum following a failed coup...

Pro-Erdoğan gang leader threatens opponents over referendum

A pro-Erdogan Turkish gang leader, Sedat Peker, has declared his support for the transition to an executive presidency in Turkey while threatening those who...

Erdoğan terrorizing Turkey to become caliph

By Abdullah Bozkurt In his latest push to secure an imperial presidency that will lead to a self-declared caliphate, Turkey’s top Islamist ruler, Recep Tayyip...

NATO sources suspect Turkey coup staged by president as pretext for purge

An attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, is believed by NATO sources to have been staged by the president of Turkey himself,...
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Union HQ attacked after chairman vows to vote ‘no’ in referendum

The headquarters of Kamu-Sen (Turkish Public Workers Labor Union) were attacked by a group of people after İsmail Koncuk, the head of the union,...

Erdoğan’s hatred of Yazidis takes a toll in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt The deep hostility harbored by Turkey’s Islamist rulers against non-Muslims has reached a point of blind hatred that often rears its ugly...

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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

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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...

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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

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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...