40 Turkish military officers at NATO posts seeking asylum in Germany

German media reported on Saturday that 40 members of the Turkish military who served at NATO posts until a failed coup on July 15...

Prosecutor tells wife of detainee to consider her husband dead

Cumhuriyet daily columnist Aydın Engin wrote on Wednesday that the wife of a detainee sent him a letter claiming that a prosecutor told her...

96 Refugee Workers Lost Their Lives in Turkey in 2016

A report by the Assembly of Worker Health and Occupational Safety (İSİG) has indicated that at least 96 refugee workers lost their lives in...

Jailed Mayor Turk’s health report missing

The health report of Ahmet Türk, the elected/purged and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, is missing, said his lawyer Zeynep Boztoprak....

Campaign launched for 5 children abandoned after mother detained

Journalist Mahir Zeynalov has launched a fundraising campaign for five children who were left alone in tears in front of Sincan Prison in Ankara...

IHD: Systematic abuses surge in Turkey with 50.000 rights violations

Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır provincial branch head Raci Bilici said that 2016 was a disastrous year for human rights abuses in Turkey since...

Veteran actor says Bahçeli may be held hostage by alleged sex tape

As many wonder why opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli has lent support to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his efforts to...

[VIDEO] Footage shows police ordering Kurdish kids to bare midriffs in security check

A video widely shared on Twitter on Friday night shows police patrolling the streets of Diyarbakır’s Sur district forcing schoolchildren and their parents to...

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...

Pro-Erdoğan columnist: Authorities should use child to make suspect father talk

Following the capture on Monday night of the suspected gunman who last week massacred 39 people at İstanbul’s Reina nightclub, a pro-government columnist, Cemil...

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