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Sweden changes constitution to beef up anti-terror law amid Turkey’s extradition requests

Sweden's parliament on Wednesday passed a constitutional amendment that will make it possible to pass tougher anti-terror laws, a key demand from Turkey to...

Rights groups call Turkey’s new media law ‘dangerous, dystopian’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ARTICLE 19 have condemned the approval of amendments by the Turkish Parliament last week which they said introduce abusive...

Turkey introduces jail terms for ‘fake news’

Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a tough pre-election law that could see reporters and social media users jailed for up to three years for...

Pop singer’s arrest slammed for displaying politicization of Turkish judiciary

The recent arrest of famous Turkish pop singer and songwriter Gülşen Bayraktar Çolakoğlu, part of an investigation into her due to remarks that allegedly...

Judicial council disbars Turkish prosecutor arrested on drug-trafficking charges

Turkish public prosecutor Osman Yarbaş, who was arrested last month on drug-trafficking charges, has been disbarred by the country's top judicial council, local media...

AKP considers mandating 10-year prison sentence for hate crime on social media

Social media users in Turkey could face up to 10 years behind bars for refusing to delete posts that include elements of a hate...

ECtHR rulings are binding, Turkey’s top court tells lower court

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ordered a retrial due to violation of the defendants’ rights in a case in which the Diyarbakır 6th High Criminal court...

Turkish Justice Ministry seeks cancelation of dismissed academic’s license to practice law

The Turkish Justice Ministry has filed a complaint against dismissed academic Cenk Yiğiter in an effort to cancel his license to practice law and...

Pro-Erdogan media boss gets special treatment, makes $44 mln windfall profit

Turkey’s Capital Markets Board (SPK) exempted the pro-government Demirören Group from the legal obligation to solicit takeover bids from public shareholders in its purchase...

Pregnant women, children subjected to severe rights violations in Turkey’s prisons

Pregnant women and women with small children who have been jailed as part of an ongoing government witch-hunt against followers of the Gülen movement...

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