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Turkey’s top court denies paralyzed Kurdish man release from prison: report

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has denied Abdullah Turan, 24, who is paralyzed from the neck down, release from prison despite a medical report stating that...

Bundestag vice president submitted complaint to UNESCO regarding jailed journalist Altan: report

Claudia Roth, vice president of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), has submitted a communication to UNESCO under a special procedure that it says allows...

Turkish actress arrested for spreading ‘terrorist propaganda’ during performance

Actress Nazlı Masatçı was sent to jail on Wednesday after being charged with disseminating terrorist propaganda in a play performed by a theater shut...

HDP deputy: 162 inmates join hunger strike in Turkey

One hundred sixty-two prisoners across Turkey have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been...

HDP says local elections meaningless after Erdoğan threat

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Monday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of rendering local elections useless after he said he would dismiss...

Turkish journalist Sağındık moved from jail to house arrest

An Istanbul court on Wednesday released investigative Turkish journalist Uğur Sağındık, who has been pre-trial detention since April 27, 2018, into house arrest, the...

Jailed journalist Gündem to appear in court for first time in 9 months

Jailed journalist Mehmet Gündem, who was arrested in November 2017 on terror charges, will appear in court for the first time in the nine...

Thousands sentenced, hundreds of thousands investigated since 2016 coup attempt in Turkey

With today marking the second-year anniversary of a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016, the judiciary has so far heard 289 trials...

Court rules to continue pretrial detention for AI Turkey Chair Kılıç

An İstanbul court on Wednesday decided for the continuation of the pre-trial detention of Taner Kılıç, chair of the board of Amnesty International Turkey...

Seriously ill 81-year-old Turk ordered to remain in prison on coup charges

A Turkish court on Friday ruled for continuation of the imprisonment of 81-year-old Mustafa Türk, who suffers from debilitating health problems. Türk was taken...

Erdoğan says extradition of Die Welt journalist impossible as long as he is in power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the extradition of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel, who was jailed in Turkey in February, to Germany will...

6-months pregnant woman with 13-month-old child held in overcrowded cell

Buket Büyükçelebi, a six-months-pregnant academic with a 13-month-old child has been kept in a 33-person holding cell in a Gaziantep prison for three months,...

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