Merkel says Germany needs more evidence on Gülen movement to call it ‘terrorist organization’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said Germany is carefully investigating Turkey’s arguments regarding the Gülen movement but that they need more evidence, Sputnik’s...

Turkish authorities drop investigation into torture of former diplomats

Turkish authorities have dropped an investigation into the alleged torture of former employees of the Turkish Foreign Ministry who were detained in May 2019...

Turkey persecutes 20 lawyers between 2 and 11 years of prison sentences over alleged...

Turkish government persecuted 20 lawyers, who have been in prison for 15 months, on Friday with prison sentences between 2 and 11 years of...

Turkish gov’t detains 334 people over links to Gülen movement in past week

The Turkish government detained a total of 334 people last week (July 16-July 23) as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt targeting alleged...

CHP deputy chair fined 30,000 lira for calling Turkish President Erdoğan ‘fascist dictator’

A Turkish court has ordered Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)deputy chair and party spokesperson Bülent Tezcan to pay non-pecuniary damages in the...

Decorated commander of Turkey’s elite Maroon Berets, nominated for a senior UN post, brutally...

A former commander of the Turkish Special Forces, nominated for a UN post as a senior security officer, revealed in a petition to the...

İstanbul courts refuse to comply with Turkey’s top court’s order to release journalists Alpay...

İstanbul's 26th and 13th High Criminal Courts have refused to comply with the order of Turkey's Constitutional Court for the release of jailed veteran...

1,809,000 people affected by 332 curfews declared by Turkish gov’t in 3 years

The Turkish government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared at least 332 curfews in the predominantly Kurdish southeastern part of Turkey since...

WITCH HUNT — Presidency, prime ministry joining forces for anti-Gülen fight

A special unit established at the presidency to monitor and contribute to an ongoing crackdown on the faith-based Gülen movement will from now on...

EU to release 3 bln euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey

European Union leaders on Friday agreed to release the second 3 billion euro ($3,72-billion) tranche in assistance for Syrian refugees in Turkey. The meeting of...

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