COMMENTARY — CoE asks Erdoğan to stop promoting political Islam in Europe

By Abdullah Bozkurt The multinational proposal tabled last year by the parliamentarians of the Council of Europe (CoE), the large intergovernmental organization that champions democracy,...

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in İstanbul, state media said, two weeks after his...

COMMENTARY — Why Erdoğan and partners are targeting İncirlik Airbase in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt Through the mobilization of their proxies in jihadist and ultranationalist groups, Turkey’s Islamist rulers and their neo-nationalist allies in the judicial, security...

Report: At least 58 suspicious deaths identified in Turkish prisons since July 15, 2016

At least 58 suspicious deaths have occurred in Turkish prisons since a controversial coup attempt on July 15, 2016, said a report released on...

Reports: Saudi journalist Khashoggi decapitated in Turkey after fingers cut off

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was decapitated on Oct. 2 inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in İstanbul after torture during which his fingers were cut off,...

Turkish President Erdoğan: Some ‘material’ at Saudi consulate in İstanbul painted over

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday some "materials" at the Saudi consulate in İstanbul where critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks...

Gülenophobia of Turkey’s Erdoğan regime leads to more changes in street names

The animosity of the Turkish government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has resulted in more street names being changed in İstanbul. According to a...

Turkey renames new US Embassy street in Ankara ‘Malcolm X Avenue’

The street in Turkey's capital city of Ankara where the new US Embassy is to be located will bear the name of Malcolm X,...

Turkish military operation footage screened in stadium before Amedspor match

Footage of a Turkish military operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was projected on the scoreboard of a stadium on Saturday, just...

Turkey’s Erdoğan threatens Gülen movement: We will cause them suffering

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday promised to go after people linked to the faith-based Gülen movement, saying he will cause them suffering....

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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...