7 students face up to 3 years in prison over Boğaziçi protests

Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to three years in prison for seven students over a poster depicting Islam’s holiest site with LGBT imagery, AFP...

Noncommissioned officer accused of abduction and rape remains free pending trial

A Turkish court yesterday rejected a request for the arrest of Musa Orhan, a noncommissioned gendarmerie officer who allegedly kidnapped and raped 18-year-old Ipek...

Brother of police inspector found dead in quarantine cell points to ill-treatment and gross...

Harun Kabakçıoğlu, the brother of former police inspector Mustafa Kabakçıoğlu who was found dead on a chair in a quarantine cell in prison in...

Kosovo to try individuals involved in illegal deportation of Turkish teachers

Kosovar authorities have indicted three individuals involved in the illegal deportation of six Turkish teachers to Turkey on March 29, 2018, Balkan Insight reported. The...

Daughter of abducted former bureaucrat asks President Erdoğan to help find her father

Nursena Küçüközyiğit, whose father Hüseyin Galip Küçüközyiğit is suspected to be the latest victim of enforced disappearance, called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

48 trustees appointed to pro-Kurdish municipalities since 2019: HDP report

The Turkish government has removed from office 48 co-mayors from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing party with majority Kurdish support, and replaced...

Turkish gov’t to create its ‘truth ministry’ amid rising censorship

The Communications Directorate of the Turkish Presidency has announced that Turkey will create its own fact-checking mechanism to “fight against lies and false facts...

More than 800 Boğaziçi protestors subjected to ill-treatment by police: report

At least 800 people demonstrating against the appointment of a pro-government rector to İstanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University were subjected to ill-treatment by police officers...

Amnesty International calls on Council of Europe foreign ministers to tackle systemic failures enabling...

In a public letter addressed to the foreign ministers of Council of Europe (CoE) member states, Amnesty International on Tuesday asked for their support...

Turkey to examine lifting opposition MPs’ immunity

The Turkish parliament will examine lifting some opposition lawmakers' immunity, its speaker said on Wednesday, as a pro-Kurdish party comes under renewed pressure from...

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