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Minister: 292,000 detained, 96,000 arrested over Gülen links so far

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced that a total of 292,000 people have been detained while 96,000 others have been jailed due to...

Real actors behind July 15 coup attempt are still walking free, newly released journalist says

Müyesser Yıldız, a journalist who was on Monday released pending trial after 155 days of incarceration on charges of political and military espionage, ...

Jailed Oda TV journalist released at first hearing of trial

Müyesser Yıldız, the Ankara news editor for the OdaTV online news website who was arrested in June on charges of revealing state secrets, was...

Journalist Baransu had ‘terror motives’ in publishing state documents, court says

A Mersin court that handed down a prison sentence of 19 years, six months to jailed investigative journalist Mehmet Baransu on three separate charges...

Turkish religious leader acquitted of terror charges

Alparslan Kuytul, the head of a religious community critical of the Turkish government, was acquitted on Tuesday of charges of disseminating propaganda for a...

Turkey jails yet another pregnant woman on terrorism charges

A woman who is in the fourth month of her pregnancy and was detained by police during a raid on her house in Diyarbakır’s...

Court rules to keep pro-Kurdish deputy Güven in jail

A high criminal court in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır has ruled to keep pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Güven in...

Turkish-German journalist says attending funerals cited as evidence against him

German-Turkish dual citizen and journalist Adil Demirci, who has been in pre-trial detention in Turkey on terrorism charges since April, has said his participation...

Court rules to continue two-year-long pretrial detention of 2 Kurdish politicians

A court in Malatya has ruled to keep Gültan Kışanak, former mayor of Diyarbakır from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and Sebahat Tuncel, co-chair...

Austrian chancellor calls for immediate release of journalist Zirngast from Turkish jail

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called the detention of Austrian journalist Max Zirngast on terrorism charges in Turkey "unacceptable" and demanded his immediate release...

HDP deputy Önder sent to prison after sentence upheld by appeals court

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder was sent to prison after his three year, six month sentence was upheld by an İstanbul...

PEN declares jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş an ‘honorary member’

PEN Center Germany, part of PEN International, has declared jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş, who has been imprisoned in Turkey for two years, an...

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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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