COMMENTARY — How Turkey’s intel aided al-Qaeda in Syria: The case of Şen brothers

By Abdullah Bozkurt Turkey’s notorious intelligence agency MİT has been involved in arming, funding and providing logistical support to all sorts of Jihadist groups in...

Paralyzed by ill-treatment in Sivas prison, Turkish police officer dies at 33

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Three consecutive life sentences sought for Zaman journalists on coup charges

An indictment prepared by an İstanbul prosecutor seeks three consecutive life sentences for 30 individuals who include journalists and executives from the now-closed Zaman...

Doctors in Turkey discouraged from writing up reports on abuse, torture

There appears to be a systematic and deliberate campaign by the government of Turkey to dissuade doctors from writing up reports that prove abuse...

Continuation of imprisonment for 345 jurists, including a demised one, decided with one page...

An imprisoned judge has stated in a letter he sent to Christophe Regnard, the President of the International Association of Judges (IAJ) that pro-Erdoğan...

Detention period extended another 7 days for 13 journalists on Friday

An İstanbul court has extended the period of detention for another seven days of 13 journalists who were taken into custody last week as...

Stockholm Center for Freedom condemns heinous terror attack in Stockholm

Stockholm Center for Freedom is appalled by the terrible and deliberate attack that took place today in the heart of Stockholm. We join Swedish...

Jailed journalist Soncan: ‘A nation could never be free if its journalists are behind...

A jailed Turkish journalist presented an impressive defense to the court, saying that the history will judge Turkey on rights violations and declared a...

CCBE, EFJ and EAJ urge Turkey to release all judges, prosecutors, lawyers and journalists

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), and the European Association of Judges (EAJ) have...

Turkish gov’t arrests 30 more lawyers over alleged Gülen links on Lawyers Day

Turkish government has arrested 30 more lawyers over alleged Gülen links on April 5 which is celebrated as Lawyers Day in Turkey. A lawyer representing...

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