Another mayor from pro-Kurdish party detained in terror investigation

Mehmet Ali Tunç, mayor of the Muradiye district in the eastern province of Van from the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP), was detained on...

Bank freezes account of arrested Altan brothers’ sister

  A bank account belonging to the sister of two jailed Turkish intellectuals, Mehmet Altan and Ahmet Altan, has been frozen, according to a tweet...

[VIDEO] Footage shows police ordering Kurdish kids to bare midriffs in security check

A video widely shared on Twitter on Friday night shows police patrolling the streets of Diyarbakır’s Sur district forcing schoolchildren and their parents to...

Suspected ISIL courier detained in Şanlıurfa

A man suspected of working as a courier for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for its suicide attacks has been...

Lawyers association: Imprisoned Gülen followers subject to rape, nail extraction, object insertion

People imprisoned as part of a government crackdown on the Gülen movement are being systematically tortured in the most barbaric ways including rape, removal...

Indictment seeks up to 10-year jail sentences for 28 journalists

An indictment prepared by an İstanbul public prosecutor seeks 10-year jail sentences for 28 journalists, most of whom worked for media outlets affiliated with...

3 more journalists arrested in Turkey

Three of six journalists who were detained in an operation on Dec. 25 were arrested by an İstanbul court, after 24 days under detention,...

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