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Erdoğan accuses Women’s Day protestors of disrespecting Islamic call to prayer

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused protestors who took part in a march in central İstanbul on the occasion of International Women’s Day...

Turkish police fire tear gas to break up Women’s Day march in İstanbul

Riot police in İstanbul fired tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse thousands of demonstrators who tried to march along the city's main pedestrian...

Video of Syrian refugees’ new year celebration in İstanbul sparks unease on social media

A video of a group of Syrian refugees celebrating the new year in Taksim Square and on İstiklal Street in İstanbul went viral and...

Turkish police gear up for New Year’s Eve, Taksim Square closed to traffic

Police in Turkey’s largest city of İstanbul on Monday tightened security measures a few hours before New Year’s Eve celebrations. Turkish media outlets reported that...

Turkish prosecutor seeks arrest of journalist Dündar over Gezi Park protests

Turkish authorities have issued an arrest warrant for journalist Can Dündar as part of an investigation into the anti-government Gezi Park protests in İstanbul...

Saturday Mothers to meet for 700th time to seek justice for disappeared loved ones

The Saturday Mothers, a group demanding justice for loved ones who disappeared while in custody in Turkey in the ’90s, will gather for the...

Woman presented as July 15 hero faces accusations of lying

Şerife Boz, a woman who reportedly drove to İstanbul’s Taksim Square with a truckload of youths in a bid to join public resistance against...

Thousands of CHP supporters hold sit-in protest in Taksim against OHAL

Thousands of supporters of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) held a sit-in in İstanbul’s Taksim area on Monday protesting government plans to...

Gov’t bans May Day celebrations in Taksim Square

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has rejected a request from Confederation of Revolutionary Workers' Unions (DİSK) Chairman Kani Beko to hold May Day celebrations...

Reina gunman says gave up staging attack in Taksim due to heavy security

Abdulkadir Masharipov, the prime suspect in a Jan. 1 massacre at the Reina nightclub in İstanbul who was arrested in a police operation on...

Police intervene with LGBT pride marchers after governor’s office ban

Turkish police on Sunday intervened with LGBT pride marchers who gathered in İstanbul’s Beyoğlu after İstanbul Governor’s Office banned the march over “security concerns.” The...

Erdoğan insists ‘Topçu Barracks’ will be built in Gezi Park

Presdient Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that the “Topçu Barracks” will be built in Taksim’s symbolic Gezi Park. “We will reconstruct that historical building,”...

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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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