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Turkish president’s spokesman slams Newsweek for article targeting Erdoğan

İbrahim Kalın, the spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has slammed a Newsweek article harshly criticising Erdoğan, calling it “one of the worst pieces...

Pro-gov’t daily: Turkey, Russia could conduct joint operation to abduct Fethullah Gülen

Turkey and Russia could carry out a joint operation to abduct US-based Turkish-Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen to Turkey due to Gülen’s alleged role in...

Turkish gov’t detains 267 people last week over their alleged links to Gülen movement

Turkish government has detained 267 people in investigations as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting the alleged members of the Gülen...

UN Human Rights Council calls on Turkish gov’t to release Kaçmaz couple immediately

The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN Human Rights Council has called on the Turkish government to immediately release Mesut Kaçmaz and...
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56 people detained in operations against HDP

Turkish police detained 56 people on terrorism-related charges in the southeastern cities of Gaziantep and Diyarbakır, including politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party...

Turkey leads world again in Twitter censorship

Twitter’s latest government transparency report has revealed the extent of the Turkish government crackdown on social media, once again making the country the leader...

Turkish gov’t releases 201 people who jailed over ByLock allegedly by mistake

Turkish government has released 201 people, including police officers, military officers, teachers, lawyers and journalists beside of Şükrü Önder, former deputy of ruling Justice and...

Turkish prosecutor demands up to 18 years imprisonment for pro-Kurdish HDP deputy

A Turkish prosecutor in Diyarbakir has demanded up to 18 years of imprisonment for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy İmam Taşçıer over...

Turkey grants consular access to jailed German journalist Meşale Tolu

Turkish authorities granted permission to German consular officers to visit German-Turkish journalist Meşale Tolu, who has been under arrest in pre-trial detention since April...

Criminal complaint against US ambassador in Turkey alleges involvement in failed coup

Ahmet Kabadayı, president of the National Unity and Fraternity Federation (MBKF), a pro-government Turkish NGO, has filed a criminal complaint against departing US Ambassador...

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