Police wait outside hospital to detain woman following delivery

A group of police officers awaited outside of the Antalya’s Alanya Başkent Hospital in order to detain a woman who gave birth several hours...

301 lawyers in jail, over 100 lawyers wanted in Turkey

According to data compiled by ‘Arrested Lawyers Initiative’, 301 lawyers are currently in jail and arrest warrants have been issued by courts about more...

Pro-Kurdish DBP Municipal Council member found dead in car

The member of Saray district's Municipal Council in Van province, Burhan Özevli has been found dead in his car after his leave from Maraş...

Hundreds of people detained by AKP gov’t on alleged Gülen links in few days

Hundreds of people have been detained over alleged Gülen links in recent days in Turkey, according to the Turkish government sources. Police forces have...

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...

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