Former teacher arrested and sent to prison with 8-month-old baby while trying to flee...

Former teacher Büşra Çulha was arrested on Friday and sent to prison with her eight-month-old baby while trying to flee persecution in Turkey, the...

Investigative journalist reporting from exile targeted by pro-Erdoğan daily

Cevheri Güven, an investigative journalist in exile whose videos on YouTube in which he talks about the Turkish government’s corruption and murky relations attract...

Families of occupational accident victims wait years for compensation

The families of workers who died in occupational accidents have complained of waiting for years to be compensated for their loss, the Birgün daily...

Organizers cancel speech by ‘gay imam’ Mohamed Zahed in İstanbul

A speech that was planned to be given in İstanbul in November by Dr. Ludovic Mohamed Zahed, a French-Algerian imam and scholar of Islam...

Letters by inmate prior to his death reveal severe mistreatment

Letters written by an inmate prior to his death revealed he had been subjected to beating, death threats and psychological pressure, the Duvar news...

Ailing 73-year-old found dead in his prison cell in Turkey’s Ordu province

A 73-year-old sick prisoner was found dead in his cell on Wednesday in a prison in northern Ordu province, drawing attention once again to...

Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate says there is immense political pressure in Turkey

Orhan Pamuk, Turkish novelist and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, said in an interview that there was immense political pressure in...

Stripped of her clothes and pushed back in the freezing cold, Turkish asylum seeker...

H.T., a 40-year-old teacher, was pushed back to Turkey by Greek authorities as she was trying to flee to a safer country and reunite...

Nearly 30,000 workers died in work-related accidents during AKP rule: İSİG

Turkey has recorded 29,801 deaths in work-related accidents since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in November 2002, Turkish Minute reported,...

Journalists accosted by police while covering a fire in Turkey’s Sivas province

Journalist Hüsnü Ümit Avcı, a correspondent for the Doğan News Agency (DHA), had an altercation with a police officer on Friday who tried to...

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