Land on famous Marmaris bay to be expropriated for presidential summer residence

Some 20 citizens who own property on Turkey’s pristine Okluk Bay have received letters from the government offering compensation for...

Colleagues gather to show solidarity with detained journalist Bülent Mumay

A number of colleagues gathered in front of the İstanbul Courthouse to show solidarity with the journalist Bülent Mumay, who...

Opposition says 37,922 died over human rights violations since 2002 in Turkey

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has said that a total of 37,922 people have lost...

Poll shows two-thirds of Turks prefer parliamentary system

Two years after Turkey voted to adopt a presidential system of governance and one year after its full implementation, a poll conducted...

3 consecutive life sentences sought for 150 officers on coup charges

An indictment prepared by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office is seeking three consecutive life sentences for 150 military officers...

Prominent businessman among seven arrested in witch-hunt operation

Renowned businessman Halit Dumankaya, an executive board member of Dumankaya Holding, has been arrested along with six others as part of...

Turkey arrests HDP member subjected to police brutality during detention

A Turkish court has ruled to arrest Sevil Rojbin Çetin, a local Kurdish politician and a member of the Peoples’...

Suicide bomber in last week’s İstanbul attack identified

The identity of one of the terrorists who carried out twin bomb attacks in İstanbul on Saturday has been identified...

Law societies, journalism organization condemn colleagues’ persecution in Turkey  

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), and the European Association...

Anti-gov’t journalist claims Erdoğan physically assaulted him by squeezing his neck

Serdar Akinan, an anti-government journalist living and working in Turkey, has alleged that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan committed a physical...

Turkey’s forensics council claims elderly inmate is feigning illness to avoid prison

A medical report prepared by Turkey’s Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) for Sisê Bingöl, an elderly and ailing woman who...

Turkish court rules to re-arrest 17 lawyers a day after releasing them

A Turkish court that had ruled for the release of 17 lawyers, most of whom have been imprisoned since September...

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