Turkish President Erdoğan: Some ‘material’ at Saudi consulate in İstanbul painted over

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday some "materials" at the Saudi consulate in İstanbul where critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks...

340 intellectuals urge Turkish gov’t to take steps to end hunger strike in prisons

While the indefinite and irreversible hunger strike, that pro-Kurdish political prisoners launched on February 15, 2017 has entered a critical stage on its 52th...

Davut Türkel, a 59-years-old detainee, dies under police custody in Turkey

59-years-old Davut Türkel was added to the list of those who suspiciously died under the custody of Turkish police in the aftermath of a...

EU reacts to maltreatment of renowned media designer Fevzi Yazıcı by Turkish authorities

The European Union (EU) has reacted to the maltreatment of Fevzi Yazıcı, who is jailed art director of now-closed Zaman daily, on Thursday and...

After 13 years of pain, 13-year-old Kaymaz’s police killers could not be found in...

The murder of a Kurdish man and his son Uğur Kaymaz, who fell victim to 13 bullets from a police gun on Nov. 21,...

59 years-old author dies after allegedly falling from balcony as police raid home to...

Mustafa Hikmet Kayapalı, 59-year-old theologian and author targeted by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government under the rule of Turkey's autocratic President Recep...

Two police officers under suspicion released in Kemal Kurkut killing

Two officers who were detained after Kemal Kurkut was shot dead by police at Nevruz celebrations in the Bağlar district of southeastern Diyarbakır province...

Okumuş becomes 2nd victim of abductions targeting members of Gülen movement in a week...

Murat Okumuş, a 40-year-old accountant who was a director at the government-closed Şifa University Hospital in İzmir province, was abducted. It has been second...

Turkish police’s action raises suspicions over 59-year-old detainee Türkel’s death under custody

59-year-old detainee Davut Türkel’s doubtful death under police custody was started to be investigated without performing an autopsy on his body. According to a...

Post-coup prisoner says threatened with rape, beaten almost to death

In the latest of firsthand letters revealing the re-emergence of torture in Turkish prisons, an Antalya arrestee reportedly said he was beaten so badly...

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