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‘Eternal’ wine revives Assyrian culture in Turkey

Assyrian merchant Yuhanna Aktaş no longer has to hide from villagers in his conservative corner of southern Turkey that the grapes they harvest are...

Suspected remains of unsolved murder victims found in SE Turkey: report

Human remains that might belong to dozens of victims of unsolved murders in Turkey’s Southeast in the 1990s have been found in a cave...

Policeman attempting to detain disabled child in SE Turkey leads to outrage

A video showing a police officer chasing children down by firing his gun and attempting to detain a mentally challenged child during a curfew in the...

[UPDATE] Turkey’s election authority rejects AKP objection to opposition mayor for being ‘old and sick’

Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) has rejected a request by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that a mayor recently elected from the opposition be denied...

Journalist to spend several days in prison due to delay in paperwork

A Kurdish journalist will spend several days in jail until legal paperwork for his 11 month, 20 day prison sentence is completed by officials. Journalist...

Stray puppy injured in vicious shotgun attack nursed back to health by caring vets

A stray puppy brought from the southeastern province of Mardin to Istanbul in early July for emergency surgery after two of its legs were...

Syriacs in Turkey considering returning to Europe

Syriacs living in southeastern Turkey are considering moving back to Europe after their assets, including churches were seized by the Treasury, Gazete Karınca reported. Following...

Turkey transfers 1,600-year-old Syriac churches, properties to Diyanet

Turkish authorities have transferred the ownership of churches, houses of worship and cemeteries that have belonged to the Syriac community for over 1,600 years...

Trustee appointed to Mardin’s Savur Municipality

The Ministry of Interior Affairs on Wednesday appointed a trustee to the Savur Municipality in Mardin province, which was run by a pro-Kurdish Democratic...

[VIDEO] Police detain Kurdish mayor, hang Turkish flag on facade of town hall

A group of plainclothes policemen on Friday detained Mehmet Aydın, the mayor of Mardin’s Savur district from the pro–Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP), and...

İHD report says several families cannot reach their children in blockaded Koruköy

A report by Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) shows that several families cannot reach their children in the village of Koruköy in southeastern Mardin...

Security forces beat 39 villagers at blockaded Koruköy square, set houses on fire

Turkish security forces blockaded a village in Nusaybin district of Mardin province beaten thirty nine villagers in front of others at the village square...

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