Turkish businessman who spent more than a year in jail over Gülen links dies...

Turkish businessman Ali Hocaoğlu, who spent more than a year in pre-trial detention over alleged links to the Gülen movement, has reportedly died of...

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...

Turkish gov’t detains more than 100 people over alleged links to Gülen movement

The Turkish government detained more than 100 people across Turkey on Tuesday as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt targeting alleged members of...

Prosecutor cites Twitter messages as terror evidence for critical journalists

In the most bizarre case ever seen in Turkey against 29 indicted journalists, Turkish prosecutor cited Tweets and Retweets amounting legitimate criticisms as evidence...

Kosovo under Turkish gov’t pressure detains 5 Turkish educators over alleged links to Gülen...

Kosovo police detained five Turkish educators who are employees of the Mehmet Akif schools in Kosovo and an academic early Thursday morning over alleged...

The Kafkaesque case of a visual Turkish journalist: Don’t forget Fevzi!

On the occasion of May 3, World Press Freedom Day, Can Bahadır Yüce, a poet, academic and journalist, has written an article for English...

Greek commission approves Turkish soldier’s request for asylum

The Greek Asylum Commission on Tuesday approved the petition of a second Turkish military officer suspected of involvement in a controversial coup attempt in...

Turkish court gives pro-Kurdish HDP’s Taşdemir suspended sentence for ‘terror propaganda’

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ağrı deputy Dirayet Taşdemir has been given a suspended 20-month sentence on terror charges, while another HDP Ağrı deputy,...

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