Former military officer jailed on coup charges dies of COVID-19

Erdal Kılınç, a former lieutenant colonel who was jailed on coup charges following an abortive putsch in Turkey in July 2016, died of COVID-19...

In a secret document, Turkey admitted jailing dozens of journalists while sticking to policy...

A secret Turkish government document obtained by Nordic Monitor has revealed that Turkey privately acknowledged it had jailed dozens of journalists even though it...

Hundreds of lives could have been saved if the Istanbul Convention was properly implemented:...

At least 2,336 women who were killed by family members or people close to them would still be alive if the Istanbul Convention had...

Suppression of Kurdish language in Turkey is reflection of general intolerance towards Kurds: community...

The pressure on Kurds in Turkey to not speak their own language is a reflection of a general intolerance towards the Kurdish population, said...

Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention spells uncertainty, fear and real danger for millions...

Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention,  the Council of Europe’s (CoE) binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women, spells uncertainty, fear and...

Interior minister targets opposition daily for reporting on Turkey’s ‘deep state’

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has targeted the Cumhuriyet daily, critical of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, for reporting on several photos...

NBA star Kanter faces lawsuit from Erdoğan for alleged insult

Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the widespread human rights violations taking place under...

Letter reveals how inmates with COVID-19 are neglected in Turkish prisons

A letter from an inmate in Turkey’s Sakarya Ferizli Prison has revealed that inmates with COVID-19 were made to stay in quarantine wards under...

Then-and-now photos of dismissed public servants reveal extent of Turkey’s purge

Former public servants have revealed on Twitter the extent of Turkey's post-coup purge by sharing "then-and-now photographs" of them in their new jobs as...

University student sentenced to prison for retweeting post about torture case

Reber Mazlum Safran, a student at Yüzüncü Yıl University in the southeastern province of Van, was sentenced to two years, six months’ imprisonment for...

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