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Soros’ Open Society Foundations denies any involvement in Gezi Park protests

A spokesperson for billionaire philanthropist George Soros’s Open Society Foundations has denied any connection between them and the anti-government protests at Gezi Park, including...

At least 170 detained as police intervene in events marking 9th anniversary of Gezi

Police intervention in a demonstration held in central İstanbul by a group wanting to mark the ninth anniversary of the anti-government Gezi Park protests...

Imam punished for contradicting Erdoğan’s accusations against Gezi protestors is suffering from kidney failure

Fuat Yıldırım, the former deputy imam (müezzin) of İstanbul’s historic Bezmiâlem Valide Sultan Mosque during the 2013 Gezi protests who was appointed to a...

We wrote the book on economy, Erdoğan says, amid economic woes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed opposition criticism of his ruling party’s management of the economy, saying they wrote the book on economy and...

Court orders continued detention of activist Kavala at first hearing of joint trial

An İstanbul court ruled to keep prominent businessman and rights activist Osman Kavala in jail at the start of a new trial of 52...

Turkish authorities ban events marking anniversary of Gezi Park protests

A local governor's office on Monday banned events scheduled to take place in central İstanbul to mark the eighth anniversary of the anti-government Gezi...

Mother says justice still elusive on 7th anniversary of Berkin Elvan’s death

The mother of Berkin Elvan, a teen who was struck in the head with a gas canister fired by a police officer during the...

Jailed philanthropist Kavala pessimistic about Erdoğan’s human rights action plan: report

Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has been behind bars for more than three years on politically motivated charges, has expressed pessimism over...

Renowned human rights activist gets fine on Erdoğan insult charges

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a famous human rights activist and head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), has been ordered by a Turkish court to...

Appeals court overturns verdict acquitting Kavala, others in Gezi Park trial

A regional court of appeals in İstanbul has overturned the decision of a high criminal court that acquitted leading businessman and rights defender Osman...

European rights court rejects Turkey’s appeal of Kavala verdict

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rejected an appeal from the Turkish government of a ruling on jailed businessman Osman Kavala in December, declaring...

Erdoğan says Gezi Park protests were ‘heinous attack’ on country

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday he respected a court decision to acquit philanthropist Osman Kavala and eight others over their role in the...

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