Turkish gov’t jails ‘Doctor of the Year’ as ‘terrorist’ over alleged Gülen links

Turkish government has jailed Assoc. Professor Dr. Mustafa Emmiler, who was rewarded as 'Doctor of the Year' by the Governor of Antalya province and who...

Turkish court requests red notices for journalists Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır

A Turkish court on Tuesday requested Interpol Red Notices for critical journalists Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır, both living in exile, on espionage charges,...

Turkish gov’t increases budget for religious education by 68 pct in 2018

The Turkish government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vastly expanded the number of İmam Hatip (cleric-preacher) schools (İHL) from 450 to 4,500...

Turkey’s legal framework and enforcement system are inadequate to fight corruption: Transparency International

Turkey’s legal framework and enforcement system are inadequate to fight corruption, Transparency International said in its recent report on the bribery of foreign public...

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog bans Can Dündar’s news website again

The Özgürüz news website, run by prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar, who has been living in self-imposed exile for a while now, was cut...

Turkish gov’t detains 34 police officers over alleged links to Gülen movement

The Turkish government on Wednesday detained 34 police officers in seven provinces across Turkey in an Ordu-based probe targeting alleged members of the Gülen...
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Yet another Kurdish mayor removed from office, 17 pro-Kurdish lawmakers arrested

Mayor of the eastern city of Kars Ayhan Bilgen was removed from office by the Ministry of Interior, and 17 politicians from the pro-Kurdish...

Five soldiers killed in an avalanche in Turkey’s Bitlis province

Five Turkish soldiers were killed in an avalanche in eastern Bitlis province on Sunday, said provincial governor's office. In a statement the governor's office has...

Dismissed civil servant found ineligible for tax break by Turkish authorities

A dismissed civil servant was deemed by Turkey’s Ministry of Treasury and Finance ineligible to benefit from a real estate tax break granted to...

Turkish presidential candidate calls on Erdoğan to release Demirtaş from jail

Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate for Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), called for the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed former co-chair...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

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The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

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Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

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