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Ankara’s requests for Swiss assistance against Turkish expats on the rise

Swiss authorities have been asked to take action against social media commentary that Turkey perceives as defamatory or sympathetic to terrorist groups, the Swissinfo...

Turkey says France should refrain from escalating Mediterranean tension: report

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Friday France should refrain from steps that escalate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Ankara is embroiled...

Swiss court blocks extradition of alleged PKK regional leader to Germany: report

A Swiss court blocked the extradition to Germany of an alleged regional leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), ruling that German authorities had...

Switzerland detains representative of pro-Erdoğan Turkish daily Sabah

Mehmet Çek, the Sabah newspaper’s representative in Switzerland, was taken into custody by police at his home, according to several reports on Turkish media. He announced the news...

Switzerland sentences asylum-seeking journalist to 30 days for fake passport

Mustafa Mamay, a Kurdish-Turkish journalist who has applied for asylum in Switzerland, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for attempting to enter the...

Journalist sentenced to prison for report on death of Kurd after police raids

Hülya Emeç, a Turkish journalist and member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), was sentenced by a Turkish court on Monday to six...

Venezuela refining gold in Turkey after imposition of international sanctions

Venezuela’s central bank this year began refining gold in Turkey following a wave of international sanctions that have left it unwilling to carry out...

Switzerland issues arrest warrants for 2 Turkish diplomats

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has issued arrest warrants for two Turkish diplomats for allegedly planning to kidnap a Turkish-Swiss businessman,...

Turkish FM bashes Kazakh journalist for question over abduction scandal in Switzerland

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Friday refused to answer two questions from a Kazakh journalist during a joint press conference in Astana, likening...

Switzerland warns travelers to Turkey against bans and imprisonment

The Swiss foreign ministry issued a statement on Wednesday warning travelers to Turkey against entry and exit bans and imprisonment without due process. The statement...

Switzerland opens probe into allegations of spying on Turkish community

Switzerland has launched a criminal investigation into possible foreign spying on the country's Turkish community, federal prosecutors said on Friday, according to Reuters. The Swiss...

Austria joins row as 3 referendum rallies of Turkish politicians canceled

Local authorities in Austria have canceled three planned meetings to be hosted by Turkish politicians in order to seek support for “yes” votes in...

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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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