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Turkey sentences US Consulate employee to more than 8 years: report

A Turkish court on Thursday convicted a US Consulate General employee in İstanbul of membership in an armed terrorist organization and sentenced him to...

Prosecutor demands 15 years for US consulate staffer over Gülen links: report

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday called for espionage charges to be dropped against a US consulate employee but still sought up to 15 years in prison over...

Turkish court rejects request for release of US Consulate employee

A Turkish court rejected a request on Wednesday to release a US Consulate employee jailed since 2017 on espionage charges despite his argument that no credible...

Turkish court rules to keep US Consulate employee in pre-trial detention

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep Metin Topuz, an employee of the US Consulate General in İstanbul, in detention during his trial on espionage,...

Turkish court rules to keep US Consulate employee in pre-trial detention

A Turkish court ruled on Friday to keep an employee of the US Consulate General in Istanbul in custody as his trial on espionage charges continues,...

US ‘disappointed’ after Turkish court refuses to free US consulate employee

The United States expressed disappointment on Thursday at the refusal of a Turkish court to free a US consulate employee accused of espionage in a case...

Washington calls on Ankara to resolve case of US consulate employee in ‘timely, transparent, and fair manner’

Robert Palladino, the US State Department deputy spokesperson, in a written statement called on Ankara to resolve the case of Metin Topuz, a Turkish employee of...

Court rules to keep Turkish employee of US consulate in jail

A Turkish court on Thursday ruled for the continuation of the imprisonment of a Turkish employee of the US Consulate General in İstanbul. Metin Topuz is charged with...

Espionage trial of Turkish employee of US Consulate begins in İstanbul

A Turkish employee of the US Consulate General in İstanbul appeared in court on Tuesday charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government in...

Jailed US consulate employee indicted on espionage charges

A Turkish court on Friday accepted an indictment for Metin Topuz, a Turkish employee of the US Consulate General in İstanbul who was arrested...

İstanbul prosecutor indicts Turkish US consulate worker accused of Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors have prepared a charge sheet against a local employee of the US consulate who was arrested over alleged links to the network...

US State Department: American pastor Brunson should be sent home now

The US State Department has said it would like to see American pastor Andrew Brunson sent home from Turkey now, repeating a warning that...

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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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