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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...

Formerly Gülen-linked schools in Albania face growing gov’t pressure

Several schools formerly run by the Gülen movement in Albania have been the subject of growing government pressure in recent weeks in the form...

Interior Ministry lifts restrictions on some 43,000 more Turkish passports

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has announced that it has lifted restrictions on 42,893 passports that were imposed during a two-year-long state of emergency declared immediately...

26 teachers detained in southeast Turkey as part of operation targeting Kurdish group

Turkish police officers on Friday detained 26 teachers, all members of the Education and Science Workers Union (Eğitim-Sen), as part of an investigation into...

Kurdish deputy among 65 from Turkey seeking asylum in Greece: report

A Kurdish member of the Turkish parliament is among 65 people including other Kurds and former public servants who have fled government persecution in...

Turkish gov’t posts $16 billion budget deficit in first six months: report

The Turkish government registered a budget deficit of 109.5 billion Turkish lira (some $16 billion) between January and June, the country's Treasury and Finance...

Turkish lawyers launch ‘Defense March’ against gov’t meddling

Eighty heads of bar associations across Turkey launched a march to Ankara on Saturday against attempts by the Turkish government to amend the Law...

German FM warns of rising authoritarianism due to COVID-19 in countries including Turkey

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rise in authoritarian tendencies, citing a number of countries around the world including...

Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar of military escalation: report

The Turkish government on Sunday warned Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar against attacking diplomatic missions after positions near the Turkish and Italian embassies were hit earlier this week,...

Turkey’s military spending has increased by 86 percent in last decade: report

Turkey's military expenditure climbed by 86 percent over the last decade to hit $20.4 billion in 2019, according to an international survey, the pro-government...

Turkish gov’t continued crackdown on dissidents in 2019: Amnesty annual report

Government's crackdown on dissidents in Turkey continued in 2019 despite the end of a two-year-long state of emergency in July 2018, Amnesty International (AI)...

Amnesty, 26 NGOs call on Turkish gov’t to release political prisoners amid coronavirus crisis

Amnesty International and 26 other rights groups and civil society organizations from Turkey and around the world on Monday released a joint statement calling for the release...

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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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