Security forces beat 39 villagers at blockaded Kuruköy square, set houses on fire

Turkish security forces blockaded a village in Nusaybin district of Mardin province beaten thirty nine villagers in front of others at the village square...

Post-coup purge victim says he may never be a father due to torture in...

A man jailed over alleged links to a failed coup in Turkey last July said during a recent hearing in Kırıkkale that he may...

Turkish government’s oppression against Kurds intensifies

Acting under the directives of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has intensified its war and persecution...

AI’s Vanderlinden: Erdogan abuses coup attempt as opportunity to silence all dissident voices

International human rights organization Amnesty International’s (AI) Turkey Coordinator Jenny Vanderlinden has said that the failed coup on July 15, 2016 has been an...

Coup commanders says they received orders from HQ and were trapped

Brig. Gen. Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş, the commander of the team that targeted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s hotel in Marmaris on the night of a...

İHD’s Türkdoğan: 12 Turkish soldiers and policemen held hostage by PKK

The Human Rights Association (İHD) Co-chair Öztürk Türkdoğan has said that 12 Turkish soldiers and police officers have been held hostage by outlawed People’s...

501 detained, 63 arrested in anti-Gülen operations in one week

A total of 501 people were detained, with 63 of them put under arrest, in operations targeting the faith-based Gülen movement over the past...

Mother with 6-month-old baby detained in Balıkesir, sent to Tekirdağ for interrogation

Ayşe Büyükgezici, the mother of a six-month-old baby boy, was reportedly detained in Balıkesir over alleged links to the Gülen movement and sent to...

Conflicting reports arrive from Koruköy, blockaded by Turkish military

Thirty-nine people have been detained, three killed and two lost in the village of Koruköy, which has been under military blockade since Feb. 11,...

TURKEY PURGE IN 8 DAYS: 358 arrested, 785 detained over coup charges

A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves hunted down and taken...

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