PEN calls for immediate release of 16 journalists from pretrial detention in Diyarbakır

PEN International, a worldwide association of writers, has called on Turkish authorities to immediately release 15 journalists and one media worker held in pretrial...
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25 former, current public servants detained in Ankara due to alleged Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 30 former and current public servants in the capital city of Ankara due to their alleged links...

17 lawyers detained in İstanbul over alleged Gülen links

Turkish police have detained 17 lawyers in İstanbul due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement, Turkish Minute reported. The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s...

Cadets convicted on coup charges released pending retrial after 6 years in prison

More than 60 former air force cadets who were convicted on coup charges and sentenced to life in prison due to their alleged role...

Turkey sees record increase in number of prisons, rights violations under AKP rule

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has built more than 200 prisons in the past 16 years and continues to allocate large funds...

Turkish court rules rights of man wrapped in plastic wrap and deported were violated

A Turkish court has ruled that the Ministry of Interior violated the rights of a Cameroonian man who was wrapped in plastic and put...

Inmates in Turkish prisons continue hunger strike despite deteriorating health

Two inmates in Turkish prisons staging hunger strikes said they would continue their protests despite their health having deteriorated considerably, the Duvar news website...

Migrant children suffer the most from anti-refugee sentiment, say child psychologists

Child psychologists have said migrant children are affected the most by anti-refugee sentiment in Turkey since they are are subjected to discrimination and bullying...

Gendarmes spark outrage for terrorizing Kurdish civilians during detention in eastern Turkey

A group of gendarmes has sparked outrage for terrorizing civilians in Van, a Kurdish-majority city in eastern Turkey, by firing random shots into the...

Court blocks access to 257 news stories on 5 prosecutors’ dismissal over Gülen links

An Ankara court has blocked access to online news stories on 257 websites that in March covered the dismissal of five prosecutors by Turkey’s...

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