Turkey detains journalist Özbek for allegedly insulting Erdoğan

Gökhan Özbek, a freelance journalist and an outspoken critic of Turkey’s post-coup human rights abuses, was detained on Thursday for allegedly insulting Turkey's autocratic...

1,022 Turkish companies taken over by state fund due to Gülen links since July...

Turkey’s state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) Chairman Muhiddin Gülal has announced that a total of 1,022 companies have been taken over the by...

Turkey’s Interior Ministry: 157 detained in one week due to social media posts

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 157 people have been detained over the past week on charges of disseminating propaganda on social...

Turkey investigated 14,186 social media accounts, taking legal action against 6,743 of them in...

Turkish police investigated 14,186 social media accounts in the first seven months of 2020, taking legal action against 6,743 of them on charges of...

Erdoğan says Hürriyet daily will pay a heavy price for army-gov’t tension story

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has heavily criticized the Hürriyet daily for a report on army-government relationship, saying that the daily will pay a heavy...

Pompeo meets with families of US mission employees jailed by Turkish gov’t

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with the families of three Turkish employees of the US mission in Turkey who were detained...

Erdoğan: Kılıçdaroğlu will pay for warning German tourists against travel to Turkey

Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed the country's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Tuesday for his recent remarks...

260,144 people jailed in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons

According to recent data released by Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül, 260,144 people are jailed in the country’s 385 overcrowded prisons, with 57,710 inmates...

Turkish police use disproportionate force to disperse HDP press briefing, detain 12

Turkish police on Wednesday forcefully intervened in a press briefing held by the Kurdish-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and detained 12 people, the Gazete...

Turkish court gives lengthy prison sentences to members of Nakıboğlu family over alleged Gülen...

A Turkish court in Gaziantep province on Thursday handed down prison sentences ranging between two years, one month and 15 years to nine businessmen...

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