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2 jailed Kurdish politicians given lengthy prison sentences

Former co-mayor of the Diyarbakır Municipality Gültan Kışanak and pro–Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) co-chairperson Sebahat Tuncel have been given sentences ranging between 14...

Diyarbakır co-mayor faces arrest shortly after release  

An arrest warrant has been issued for Diyarbakır Co-mayor Fırat Anlı, who was released from jail last week, after being arrested on terror charges...

Diyarbakır Co-mayor Anlı released from jail

Diyarbakır Co-mayor Fırat Anlı, who was arrested on terror charges last October, was released from jail on Friday. Anlı and the Diyarbakır Municipality's other co-mayor,...

Municipal logo removed from Diyarbakır City Hall

  The logo of the Diyarbakır Municipality was removed on Saturday from the facade of city hall following the arrest last month of elected Co-mayors...

Internet shutdown in Turkey’s Southeast follows pro-Kurdish mayors’ detention

Internet services in Turkey's southeastern provinces were shut down for almost 12 hours following protests against the detention of two co-mayors from the pro-Kurdish...

EU commissioners express concern over detention of Diyarbakır co-mayors

Two high-level European Commission officials expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of Diyarbakır’s Kurdish co-mayors, urging the restoration of the rule of law...

HDP deputies blame coup commission head for Kurdish mayor’s detention

Following the detention of Diyarbakır Co-mayor Gülten Kışanak only hours after she testified on Tuesday to Parliament’s Coup Investigation Commission, commission members from the...

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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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