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Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report

Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on terrorism charges by an İstanbul court on Friday in a case reflecting...

Turkish court delays verdict in coup-related trial of 11 rights activists: report

A Turkish court has delayed its verdict in the case of 11 rights activists arrested in 2017 on terror charges, BBC reported. In an unexpected move,...

Prosecutor demands terror conviction for Amnesty’s honorary Turkey chairman

Prosecutors on Wednesday called for Amnesty International's honorary Turkey chairman to be convicted of membership in a terrorist group, meaning up to 15 years in prison,...

Amnesty’s Kılıç released pending trial after monthly review of his imprisonment

Amnesty International’s (AI) honorary chair in Turkey Taner Kılıç was released on Wednesday pending trial after a monthly review of his imprisonment by the...

Court rules to continue pretrial detention of Amnesty’s Taner Kılıç

The İstanbul 35th High Criminal Court on Thursday ruled to continue the pretrial detention of Amnesty International’s honorary Turkey chair, Taner Kılıç, at the...

AI calls for release of honorary chair after prosecutor fails to make case

Amnesty International (AI) has renewed its call for the immediate release and acquittal of its honorary Turkey chair, Taner Kılıç, based on a police...

EP members: Re-arrest of Kılıç a travesty of justice

Rebecca Harms, together with other members of the European Parliament and the EP-Turkey Forum, on Thursday criticized the re-arrest of Taner Kılıç, chairman of...

[UPDATE] Turkish court reverses decision to release Amnesty’s Kılıç

An Istanbul court on Thursday reversed its decision to release Taner Kılıç, chairman of the board of Amnesty International Turkey, local media reported. The Istanbul...

Court rules to continue pretrial detention for AI Turkey Chair Kılıç

An İstanbul court on Wednesday decided for the continuation of the pre-trial detention of Taner Kılıç, chair of the board of Amnesty International Turkey...

AI launches campaign protesting trial of activists on ‘trumped-up “terrorism” charges’

Stefan Simanowitz, Amnesty International’s media director for Europe, has launched a campaign on Twitter protesting the trial of AI Turkey Chair Taner Kılıç, Director...

DROI chair calls on Turkey to reverse ongoing crackdown on civil society

Pier Antonio Panzeri, chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) in the European Parliament, welcomed the release of eight human rights activists by...

PACE co-rapporteurs call on Turkey to end harassment of NGO activists

Marianne Mikko (Estonia, SOC) and Nigel Evans (United Kingdom, EC), Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey,...

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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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