Turkish pro-gov’t columnist: Killing Gülen supporters a religious obligation

Hüseyin Adalan, a columnist for the pro-government Milat and Yenisöz newspapers, has tweeted that killing people affiliated with Turkey’s Gülen movement is a “religious...

Kosovo under Turkish gov’t pressure detains 5 Turkish educators over alleged links to Gülen...

Kosovo police detained five Turkish educators who are employees of the Mehmet Akif schools in Kosovo and an academic early Thursday morning over alleged...

ECtHR asks Turkish government for explanation over the case of abducted lawyer

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided to evaluate the application of Emine Özben whose husband Mustafa Özben (42), a Bar-registered lawyer...

Detained woman covers 50 km twice a day to feed one-year old baby in...

Şule Akkaya, a primary school teacher who was detained on June 1, 2017 as part of an investigation into the Gülen group, reportedly covers...

UN report exposes systematic torture in post-coup Turkey

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday exposed details of torture cases in Turkey last year and...

Rights group: Turkish prison guards threatened with jail when they refuse to torture inmates

Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Founding President of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV), said on Sunday that some Turkish prison guards who refused to...

Turkish gov’t keeps pregnant teacher, husband under police custody for 7 days

The Turkish government has kept a Sinop teacher who is reportedly pregnant with her second child, as well as her husband, in police custody...

Turkish purge victims Gülmen and Özakça end hunger strike, vow to take fight to...

Educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça ended their 324-day-long hunger strike after the State of Emergency Procedures Investigation Commission rejected their requests to return...

Lawyers association: Imprisoned Gülen followers subject to rape, nail extraction, object insertion

People imprisoned as part of a government crackdown on the Gülen movement are being systematically tortured in the most barbaric ways including rape, removal...

Turkey defies UN on abductions with cases of disappearances piling up

Defying the United Nations that slammed Turkey last year for enforced disappearances and urged the country’s leaders to offer guarantee of non-repetitions, Turkish government...

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