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Turkey detains, arrests people for Gülen links on basis of scant evidence: US report

A report recently released by the US Department of State says that Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government continues to detain and arrest Turks...

Turkish prosecutors ordered detention of 183 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish prosecutors have over the past week ordered the detention of 183 people including teachers, lawyers, engineers, former civil servants, academics and active duty...

Turkey issued detention warrants for 63 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish authorities have over the past week ordered the detention of 63 people including lawyers, teachers, retired military personnel and former police officers due...

179 journalists appeared in court, 16 detained in Turkey in April-June period: report

A total of 179 journalists appeared in court in 81 separate cases during the second quarter of this year, while 16 journalists were detained,...

10 arrested on charges of murdering Kurdish family in central Turkey

Ten people have been arrested and jailed in connection with the killing of seven members of a Kurdish family in the central province of Konya...

[OPINION] Has the CHP ever been democratic since Atatürk’s revolution?

Türkmen Terzi Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party, established by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, has rarely been a governing party...

Turkey’s top court fines gov’t for arrest of 8 former pro-Kurdish party officials

Turkey’s top court has ruled in favor of eight out of 11 former officials from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) who submitted individual...

The year 2020 in review: Women’s Rights in Turkey

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

Six years on, gov’t crackdown on Gülen movement continues at dramatic pace

by Cevheri Güven A government crackdown on the faith-based Gülen movement launched following a corruption scandal in Turkey in late 2013 and culminating in...

Turkish court arrests 3 more Kurdish mayors from HDP

As part of a widening crackdown on elected mayors from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a Turkish court has arrested three district mayors in the...

Turkey arrested 2,782 ISIL members this year, state-run media claims

Turkey’s security forces have killed a total of 289 terrorists and arrested 2,782 others in operations conducted against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant...

Turkey arrests two more Kurdish mayors

As part of a widening government crackdown on the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the co-mayors of İpekyolu in the eastern Turkish province of Van have...

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