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Jailed Diyarbakır Co-mayor Kışanak faces 230-year prison sentence

The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office is seeking 230 years in prison for Diyarbakır Co-Mayor Gültan Kışanak, who was removed from her post and...

HDP leader says Diyarbakır co-mayors not arrested but taken hostage by AKP

Co-chairperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş has refused to use legal terminology to describe what happened to two Diyarbakır co-mayors,...

Gov’t to appoint trustee to Diyarbakır Municipality to replace arrested co-mayors

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to appoint a trustee to the Diyarbakır Municipality, whose co-mayors were arrested on terrorism charges on...

[UPDATE] Diyarbakır Co-mayors Kışanak and Anlı, former deputy Ata arrested

Diyarbakır Co-mayors Gülten Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, and former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) deputy Ayla Akat Ata, who was detained on terrorism charges...

Demirtaş subject to investigation over Diyarbakır speech

The office of the prosecutor in Diyarbakır on Thursday launched an investigation into the co-chairman of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) following a speech...

US urges respect for due process in Diyarbakır co-mayor detentions

US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby has called on Turkish authorities to respect due process in the detention on Tuesday of two co-mayors of...

Council of Europe expresses concern about detention of Kışanak and Anlı

The Council of Europe expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of Diyarbakır’s Kurdish co-mayors Gülten Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, asking Turkey to provide...

Turkey detains co-mayors of largest Kurdish province on terrorism charges

Diyarbakır co-mayors Gülten Kışanak and Fırat Anlı were detained on terrorism charges on Tuesday evening. A leading politician and former deputy, Kışanak has been serving...

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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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