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Turkish teacher, diagnosed with cancer after dismissal over alleged Gülen links, dies

An Adana-based teacher who was removed from her job as part of the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement...

CHP presidential candidate İnce visits rival Demirtaş in Turkish prison

Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce on Wednesday visited pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and presidential candidate Selahattin...

Jailed journalist Altan: Lawlessness has spread like humidity stains over Turkey

Famous Turkish author and journalist Ahmet Altan, who was jailed in the aftermath of a controversial coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and given an...

Report: 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship

Some 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship since Portugal’s government decided to grant nationality through naturalization to the descendants of Sephardic Jews...

Opposition report reveals gross human rights violations in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons

A report drafted by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) reveals that the prison population in Turkey has increased by 285 percent during...

Turkey issues detention warrants for 2 ministries’ 18 former staff over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish government on Wednesday issued detention warrants for 18 former public servants who worked for two state ministries as part of its massive...

UN: Turkey must lift state of emergency for credible elections to take place

"Protracted restrictions on the human rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are incompatible with the conduct of a credible electoral process in...

Eight more academics detained amidst protests against post-coup purges

Eight academicians including Professor Mehmet Ali Malas, dean of the faculty of medicine at Katip Çelebi University in İzmir, were detained on Thursday over...

Turkish prosecutor files new charges against 4 Zaman journalists

A prosecutor has filed new charges against four journalists who worked for the Zaman newspaper, which was seized on March 4, 2016 and then...

Turkish gov’t detains İstanbul lawyer over her social media posts

Lawyer Sibel Sevinç Deveci has been detained due to social media posts deemed to be propaganda on behalf of the faith-based Gülen movement. Deveci was...

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