Prosecutor tells wife of detainee to consider her husband dead

Cumhuriyet daily columnist Aydın Engin wrote on Wednesday that the wife of a detainee sent him a letter claiming that a prosecutor told her...

Jailed Mayor Turk’s health report missing

The health report of Ahmet Türk, the elected/purged and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, is missing, said his lawyer Zeynep Boztoprak....

287 lawyers arrested, 708 lawyers wanted as part of post-coup purge in Turkey

At least 287 lawyers are currently under arrest while detention warrants have been issued for 708 attorneys since a failed coup attempt on July...

Turkey seizes all assets of İpek Family

A Turkish court on Tuesday has ordered the seizure of all assets of Turkish businessman Akın İpek, his mother, Melek İpek and other members...

Campaign launched for 5 children abandoned after mother detained

Journalist Mahir Zeynalov has launched a fundraising campaign for five children who were left alone in tears in front of Sincan Prison in Ankara...

Turkish government establishes commission to delay ECtHR process

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey has formed a commission to investigate lawsuits filed during a state of emergency that actually...

Council of Europe faces a daring challenge from Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt The Council of Europe (CoE), Europe’s largest intergovernmental body advocating democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, is facing a historic...

86 police officers, court staff detained over Gülen links

Eighty-six police officers and courthouse staff members were detained across several Turkish provinces on Friday due to alleged use of a smart phone application...

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...

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