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CoE calls on Turkey, Greece to ensure humanitarian access to refugees at border

Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights, on Monday released a statement urging Turkish and Greek authorities to ensure humanitarian assistance to refugees,...

CoE calls on Turkey to repair damage to Turkish judiciary inflicted by state of emergency

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has called on Turkish authorities to take immediate action to restore confidence in the judiciary, which she...

Erdoğan says European, US officials ‘must know their limits’ after election remarks

In his first public speech after local elections on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said European and American officials “must know their limits,” the T24...

[OPINION] Council of Europe asks Erdoğan to stop promoting political Islam in Europe

Abdullah Bozkurt The multinational proposal tabled last year by the parliamentarians of the Council of Europe (CoE), the large intergovernmental organization that champions democracy, the...

CoE calls on Turkey to take further steps on violence against women

The Council of Europe (CoE) on Monday called on Turkey to take further action to comply fully with the Istanbul Convention’s provisions on violence...

Establishment of emergency rule commission may be finalized in July

The establishment of a commission that will hear complaints from people who have been affected by emergency rule that was declared in the aftermath...

[OPINION] Saga of Dutch journalist tells the tale of Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt There is no shortage of examples about how the Turkish government scapegoats innocent people for the problems it has created in an...

CoE expresses concern about state of emergency measures in Turkey

Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland has released a statement expressing his concerns about the state of emergency and freedom of expression in...

Spokesperson says introducing death penalty against CoE membership

Daniel Holtgen, director of communications at the Council of Europe (CoE) and spokesperson of Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland, has dismissed plans by Turkey to introduce...

Venice Commission to investigate emergency rule in Turkey

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (CoE) will investigate claims of rights violations caused by emergency rule in Turkey and will examine...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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