More than 1 mln women in Turkey victims of violence in past five years

A total of 1,015,337 women were the victims of violence in Turkey in the last five years, according to data released by the Interior...

Fethullah Gülen calls on int’l community to pressure Turkish gov’t over rights violations

Turkish-Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen has made a call to the international community, asking them to warn Turkish authorities to take the necessary measures to...

Turkey’s Erdoğan threatens Gülen movement: We will cause them suffering

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday promised to go after people linked to the faith-based Gülen movement, saying he will cause them suffering....

Turkish gov’t jails 108 babies and children more in past 3 months, bringing total...

The number of babies and children aged between 0 to 6, who are being held in Turkish prisons along with their parents, rose from...

Turkish police detain more students at Boğaziçi University over Afrin tension

Following a statement by autocratic Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday that the government will clean “communist and terrorist students” out of universities,...

Turkish Foreign Ministry delivers diplomatic note to US ambassador over violence in DC

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned US Ambassador to Ankara John Bass to deliver a diplomatic note over a melee outside the Turkish diplomatic...

Turkish gov’t intensifies mass detentions targeting alleged members of Gülen movement

Turkish government has intensified its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting the alleged members of the Gülen movement and detained dozens of people across...

Turkish court gives aggravated life sentences to prominent journalists

A Turkish court has sentenced six prominent journalists to life in prison over a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, with three of...

Turkish gov’t detains 5-months pregnant woman as police fail to locate her husband

Turkish government has detained a 5-months pregnant Betül Düzenli in Samsun province after police failed to locate her husband as part an investigation in...

At least 27 women killed as victim of domestic violence in Turkey in November

At least 27 women were killed in and 29 children were subjected to sexual abuse in Turkey in November 2017, a prominent woman rights...

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