Turkish police briefly detain journalist who covered man’s suicide

A journalist who covered the story of a 45-year-old father’s suicide in Kocaeli due to his inability to buy a pair of trousers for...

ECtHR dismisses PKK leader Öcalan’s application claiming ill-treatment in prison

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Thursday dismissed a complaint filed by Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’...

Turkish gov’t requests that Cambodia extradite alleged members of Gülen movement

The Turkish government repeated its extradition request for three Turkish nationals from Cambodia on Tuesday as part of its massive post-coup global witch hunt...

Turkish gov’t cancels licenses of 20,000 teachers due to alleged Gülen links

Turkey’s Education Ministry has canceled the teaching licenses of 19,962 teachers and closed down the private schools they used to work for due to...

Germany boosts security measures for Turkish journalist Dündar after Erdoğan’s visit

Exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar said German officials have increased security measures to protect him after a recent state visit to Germany by Turkish...

Jailed Turkish journalists to protest identical uniforms by undressing during their court hearings

Jailed journalists may protest against the identical uniforms, which has been planned by the despotic regime of Turkey's autocratic Presindent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, by...

Turkish gov’t detains some 60 people over alleged links to Gülen movement

The Turkish government detained dozens of people on Friday across Turkey as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt targeting alleged members of the...

Turkish gov’t detains 16 Gazi University academics over alleged links to Gülen movement

The Turkish government detained 16 academics in Ankara on Thursday as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt targeting alleged members of the Gülen...

German officials deny Turkish journalist Adil Yiğit will be deported

Turkish journalist Adil Yiğit, who reportedly faced deportation from Germany for protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his visit to Berlin last month,...

Bill preventing dismissed doctors from working in state-subsidized hospitals passes in Turkish parliament

The Turkish parliament on Friday passed a bill that would prevent doctors dismissed from their jobs during a two-year-long state of emergency from working...

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