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Erdoğan cancels Germany visit due to disagreement over lawmaker’s controversial speech: report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), canceled a visit to Berlin scheduled for Friday after the...

German prosecutors investigating AKP MP over speech targeting Gülenists, PKK members

The Düsseldorf prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into a lawmaker from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) due to his recent call...

Germany warns Turkey over AKP MP’s ‘hate speech’ targeting PKK members, Gülenists

The German Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Turkish ambassador to issue a warning after a ruling party lawmaker’s “hate speech” in Germany targeting...

Anti-refugee mayor erects billboards telling Syrians in Arabic to leave Turkey

Billboards telling Syrian refugees in Arabic to return to their homeland since they're no longer wanted in Turkey were put up in the northwestern...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2021 in Review

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s long arm has reached tens of thousands of Turkish citizens abroad, from spying through diplomatic missions and pro-government diaspora organizations...

Minority and Refugee Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

Minorities and refugees in Turkey continued to suffer from rights violations, hate speech and attacks throughout the year. President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his...

Twitter deletes post from famous Turkish singer for hate speech against Arabs

Popular social media platform Twitter has deleted a tweet from a famous Turkish pop singer for including hate speech in which the singer blatantly...

[Interview] Economic downturns have a great impact on the rise of hate speech, INACH Chairman Schmidt says

Chairman of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH) Philippe Schmidt said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that in countries like Turkey,...

Senior AKP figure targets Gülen movement supporters in hate speech

Mücahit Birinci, a member of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s 50-seat Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK), targeted supporters of the faith-based Gülen...

Local journalists condemned for anti-refugee, sexist remarks during TV program

Two journalists took a hammering for humiliating and sexist remarks about Afghan refugees during a live program aired by a local TV station in...

YouTube removes Erdoğan aide’s video for violating ‘hate speech’ rules

YouTube, one of the most visited websites in Turkey, has removed a video of a speech by Turkish Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun during...

Turkey is ranked 48th among 49 countries on LGBT rights in rainbow index

Turkey was ranked 48th among 49 countries as regards the human rights of LGBT people, according to the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map published by...

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