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3 neighborhood heads replaced by trustees in Diyarbakır over ‘terrorist propaganda’

The heads of three neighborhoods (mukhtar) in the Bismil district of Diyarbakır province were replaced by trustees appointed by the district governor's office on...

CHP deputy: Kurdish politician Ahmet Türk’s arrest was prearranged

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Ali Şeker has said the arrest of Ahmet Türk, a former deputy and also co-mayor of...

Police officer trying to stop mob attack on HDP office dies in fall from roof

Police officer Numan Şerif Tatlı, who was trying stop an attack by ultranationalist groups on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ümraniye office on...

[VIDEO] Pro-Kurdish HDP offices under attack across Turkey following Kayseri blast

Attacks by ultranationalist groups in several Turkish cities on pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offices have been reported in the past couple of hours. A...

Police detain SE district co-mayors from pro-Kurdish DBP

The co-mayors of Batman’s Gercüş district, Zeynep Oduncu and Abdülkerim Kaya from the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP), who had been replaced by trustees...

HDP Diyarbakır deputy, former mufti, detained for leading ‘civilian prayers’

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır deputy Nimetullah Erdoğmuş, a former mufti of Diyarbakır, was detained by police on Thursday on allegations of leading...

Trustees appointed to Mardin’s Kızıltepe Municipality following arrest of co-mayors

Mardin's Kızıltepe District Governor Ahmet Odabaş has been appointed as trustee to the Kızıltepe Municipality to act in place of its co-mayors, who were...

Turkish court accepts indictment against pro-Kurdish HDP deputies

A court in the western province of İzmir on Monday accepted an indictment against the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), including Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ,...

3 more Kurdish mayors arrested on terror charges

Five local politicians from Turkey’s eastern province of Bitlis were arrested on terrorism charges on Friday. Among the arrestees are Bitlis Co-mayors Hüseyin Olan and...

Turkey arrests another Kurdish mayor after 5 days of detention

Sabite Ekinci, co-mayor of the Varto district of eastern Muş province, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of membership in a terrorist organization, Turkish...

Prisoner sets self on fire to protest arrest of pro-Kurdish HDP deputies

Under arrest in Kocaeli’s Gebze Women’s Prison, 26-year-old Zehra Epli set herself on fire in what other inmates say was a protest of the...

HDP Co-chair Demirtaş in solitary confinement since last week, lawyer says

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş is being kept in solitary confinement in Edirne Prison for psychological torture, Aysel Tuğluk, a lawyer representing...

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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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