Kurdish politician denied medical care for a week despite loss of consciousness

Selahattin Demirtaş, an imprisoned Kurdish politician, temporarily lost consciousness on Nov. 26 after experiencing pain in his chest and trouble breathing but was not...

Jailed journalist with cancer losing hope after higher court upholds conviction

A jailed Turkish journalist diagnosed with cancer has been losing hope to survive, according to his daughter, after a regional appeals court upheld his...

Erdoğan’s henchman: Oppression targeting Gülen movement to be more severe after Zarrab case

Turkish autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former speechwriter and current Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy Aydın Ünal wrote on Tuesday that the...

Report claims PKK militant captured alive, tortured and executed by Turkish soldiers

Pro-Kurdish media outlets have claimed that a militant from the ranks of the outlawed armed Peoples’ Defence Forces (HPG), which is an offspring of the...

Opposition MP questions surge in allegations of police mistreatment in Turkey

An opposition lawmaker has posed a parliamentary question to the interior and justice ministers about the recent surge in complaints alleging police mistreatment in...

‘Licence to kill’ given by Turkish gov’t to its fanatics with latest decree draws...

The new government decree released in Turkey on Sunday to provide immunity and impunity to the pro-government civilians, who allegedly struggle against controversial coup attempt...

EP members ask EU leaders to press Erdoğan on rights issues in Turkey during...

Rebecca Harms, spokeswoman for foreign affairs and expert on Turkey in the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, has initiated an open letter with...

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