Court denies judge recusal request from journalists standing trial for alleged Gülen links

An İstanbul court on Monday rejected a request for the recusal of a judge made by journalists who are standing trial over alleged links...

Galatasaray to face terror probe over Şükür, Erdem decision

Amid claims that trustees will be appointed to the Galatasaray Sports Club, the Galatasaray general assembly, which declined to expel of two of its...

Interior Ministry to pay TL707,000 compensation to Gezi victim’s family

An Eskişehir court has convicted Turkey’s Interior Ministry to pay a compensation of TL707,000 to the family of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, who was killed...

Minister under fire for abusing a child for government propaganda

Minister for Environment and Urbanization Mehmet Özhaseki has attracted criticism for posing for a photo with a child which was made to hold a...

Opposition deputy attacked while campaigning for ‘no’ vote, accuse of Justice Minister

https://youtu.be/GMoLlRkT2To Sinan Ogan, a politician who was previously expelled from the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was attacked on Sunday in Yozgat province while campaigning...

Erdoğan’s daily routine: He calls Europe fascist, claims mosques were burned

Reiterating his Nazi accusations against European countries, Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday called Europe fascist again and accused the continent of...

Polling center membership of 164 opposition figures cancelled

Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) has cancelled the membership and presiding officer position at polling centers of 164 main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)...

Erdoğan cleric: Right to life will be granted to ‘no’ voters, too

Hayrettin Karaman, a leading theologian and issuer of fatwas, or religious edicts, for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) circles and Turkey's autocratic President...

CHP report: 4,811 academics dismissed from 112 Turkish universities by gov’t decrees

As Turkish government continues its purge in Turkish universities to cleanse critics, 4,811 academics were dismissed from 112 universities across the country through decrees...

Under gov’t pressure, Galatasaray expels football stars Hakan Şükür and Arif Erdem

As a result of pressure from the government to review yesterday’s vote not to expel renowned soccer player Hakan Şükür and Arif Erdem due...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

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The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

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