Turkey’s MİT abducts Veysel Akçay, general director of schools affiliated with Gülen movement, in...

Veysel Akçay, the general director of schools affiliated with the Gülen movement in Mongolia, was abducted by agents of Turkey's notorious National Intelligence Organisation...

17 detained as Turkish police intervene in Women’s Day celebrations in Ankara, Tekirdağ

Turkish police teams on Sunday detained 17 people involved in International Women’s Day celebrations in Ankara and Tekirdağ provinces. Ten people were detained in front...

Ümit Horzum released by Turkish court 145 days after his abduction in Ankara

Turkish citizen Ümit Horzum, who was kidnapped in Turkey’s capital of Ankara on December 6, 2017 over his alleged affiliation with the Gülen movement, was...

Turkish activist Saçılık says hunger striker Nuriye Gülmen is now 37 kg and at...

Veli Saçılık, a Turkish leftist protester and a friend of Turkish educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who started a hunger strike in order to protest...

Turkish court releases police officer who killed 6 and 7 year-old Yıldırım brothers in...

A Turkish court has released a police officer who drove an armored vehicle as patrolling in Karşıyaka neighborhood in southeastern province Şırnak’s Silopi district...

Turkey’s Erdoğan: Daily lives of citizens unaffected by state of emergency

Amid international calls on the government to lift a state of emergency (OHAL) that was declared in Turkey on July 20, five days after...

Turkish police assault cellist in İstanbul, call her ‘terrorist’

Turkish police assaulted cellist Gülşah Erol on Wednesday and called her a “terrorist,” near the entrance of the Kadıköy metro station in İstanbul, the...

Turkey’s espionage activities in Malaysia exposed as more details uncovered

The abductions, detentions and extraditions of three Turkish nationals in Malaysia as part of clandestine operation by Turkey’s state security services in cooperation with...

Teacher dismissed and detained by Turkish gov’t dies following a heart attack

Hüsamettin Özaydın, a father of four and an English language teacher who was removed from his job at a Siirt school, has reportedly passed...

An anonymous judge reveals severe situation in Turkey’s judiciary in a letter

A letter by a Turkish judge who wrote to journalist Ahmet Dönmez for the TR724 news portal has revealed the severity of the situation...

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