6.986 scholars purged from Turkish universities in wake of July 15 coup attempt

The data has been collected by tukeypurge.com and web portal Freedom for Turkish Academics so far, shows 6.986 scholars have been purged from Turkish...

15 police detained over alleged Gülen links in Sakarya

Fifteen police officers were detained in Sakarya province on Sunday over alleged links to the Gülen movement, the Habertürk daily has reported. Police officers are...

Turkey arrests 11 HDP deputies, 1,473 party members so far

According to latest figures shared by pro-Kurdish social media account “Turkey Untold”, Turkish government has arrested 11 pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies, including...

HRW Slams European Rights Body Over Missing Chance to Tackle Turkey Crisis

International human rights advocacy organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE on the fact that...

HDP deputy and spokesperson Bilgen released on judicial probation

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

Mukhtar protesting palace meetings arrested for insulting statesmen

Hatice Bender, the mukhtar (a.k.a neighborhood head) of Kamer Hatun neighborhood in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, who did not participate in meetings held for...

Hundreds of people detained by AKP gov’t on alleged Gülen links in few days

Hundreds of people have been detained over alleged Gülen links in recent days in Turkey, according to the Turkish government sources. Police forces have...

COMMENTARY – Saga of Dutch journalist tells the tale of Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt There is no shortage of examples about how the Turkish government scapegoats innocent people for the problems it has created in an...

Turkey’s PM Yıldırım asks PM May to end Hizmet movement in UK

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to halt the UK activities of the Gülen movement, which...

Recently detained HDP deputies released

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Altan Tan, who was detained in Diyarbakır, released by a Diyarbakır court on Saturday.  The prominent Kurdish politician announced...

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