Freedom House says Turkey’s 2023 elections were unfair, opposition suppressed

Washington-based advocacy organization Freedom House has in its latest report referred to the elections in Turkey last May as “unfair” and said they were held amid...

Editor of Kurdish news agency acquitted of terrorism charges

A Turkish court has acquitted journalist Sedat Yılmaz, editor of the Mezopotamya news agency, of terrorism charges related to his alleged links to the...

Kurdish journalist released from pretrial detention 306 days after arrest

A Turkish court on Thursday decided for the release from pretrial detention of a Kurdish journalist 306 days after she was arrested on terrorism-related...

Europe saw 82 percent increase in asylum applications from Turkish citizens in 2023: EUAA

The number of Turkish citizens seeking asylum in the EU countries, Switzerland and Norway increased by 82 percent in 2023 over the previous year,...

Turkey’s media watchdog intends to monitor broadcasts on YouTube, others

Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), which monitors broadcasts on national television and radio stations, is also intending to scrutinize broadcasts on YouTube...

Mistreatment of migrants increases in runup to Turkey’s local elections 

As the local elections in Turkey approach, human rights advocates have said authorities have increased pressure on migrants, with reports emerging of mistreatment in...

Turkey records 6 femicides in a single day

Men killed six women and severely injured one other across Turkey on Tuesday, the Evrensel newspaper reported. The femicides were reported from Denizli, İzmir, İstanbul,...

Turkey again fires academic who signed peace petition

An appeals court in Turkey has ruled to remove from her job Mühdan Sağlam, an academic who was recently reinstated after initially being fired...

Rights defender reveals memo barring Turkey’s purge victims from public buildings

Opposition MP and leading human rights advocate Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has won his legal battle to obtain a 2016 classified memo in which a...

Turkey arrests teacher over ByLock use despite ECtHR judgment

Turkish authorities have arrested former teacher Güler Çetinkaya due to her alleged use of the ByLock mobile messaging app despite a landmark European Court...

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