HDP Deputy And Spokesperson Bilgen and MP Botan detained again

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and the party’s spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen, who was detained at Ankara Esenboğa Airport on Sunday, has been detained...

Former TRT announcer detained as tries to flee from Turkey

Former TRT announcer Hamza Günerigök has been detained as he was trying to flee from Turkey to Greece in illegal ways. The government has...

HDP deputy İdris Baluken released

HDP deputy İdris Baluken, who was arrested on Nov. 4, 2016 in the framework of an investigation opened by a prosecutor in Bingöl province,...

Turkey seized 809 companies with worth $10 billion

Turkish government has effectively nationalized 809 companies by taking over their management or turning them over to the Treasury as of January 2017 as...

Police briefly detain businessman over declaring his ‘no’ vote in referandum

Police briefly detained a shopkeeper in Bursa on Sunday after an ‘informant citizen’ reported that he asked people to vote ‘no’ in a referandum...

Pro-Kurdish district mayor in Ağrı arrested on terror charges

A pro-Kurdish district mayor in the eastern province of Ağrı has been arrested as part of a terrorism probe. Pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) mayor...

Detention warrants issued for 15 at Air Forces Command over Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 10 officers and five civilians at the Air Forces Command over their alleged links to the faith-based...

625 detained, 42 arrested in anti-Gülen operations in one week

A total of 625 people were detained, with 42 of them put under arrest, in operations targeting the faith-based Gülen movement over the past...

Police wait outside hospital to detain woman following delivery

A group of police officers awaited outside of the Antalya’s Alanya Başkent Hospital in order to detain a woman who gave birth several hours...

301 lawyers in jail, over 100 lawyers wanted in Turkey

According to data compiled by ‘Arrested Lawyers Initiative’, 301 lawyers are currently in jail and arrest warrants have been issued by courts about more...

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