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Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals declines to uphold 9-year sentence for former mayor

The 16th Criminal Chamber of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has declined to uphold a prison sentence of nine years, four months and 15...

Judge who heard trial of İstanbul mayor says he was advised to ban him from politics

A judge who previously presided over a controversial trial in which Ekrem İmamoğlu, the mayor of İstanbul from the main opposition party, is accused...

Court delays trial of İstanbul mayor who upstaged Erdoğan

A Turkish court on Wednesday delayed until November a highly controversial trial that could see İstanbul 's popular mayor banned from politics over a...

US congressman denies Turkish media claim that he met with İstanbul mayor

Bill Keating, the Democratic representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, has denied claims by several Turkish pro-government media outlets that he met with İstanbul...

Mayor files complaints against HDP members, journalists over reports about firing of worker

A mayor in northwestern Turkey has filed a complaint against two lawmakers, an official from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and three journalists...

Bolu mayor seeks to deter migrants by imposing exorbitant fee for foreigners who want to marry

Foreigners who want to marry in Bolu will be required to pay a fee of TL 100,000 ($10,100), in an attempt to deter migrants...

Erdoğan loses the advantage of a lack of viable alternatives

For nearly 20 years, one of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s most significant competitive edges was that the opposition had failed to come up...

Opposition mayor faces probe over billboards promoting Istanbul Convention

The Turkish Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into Bilecik Mayor Semih Şahin from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), along with others,...

19 including İstanbul district deputy mayor detained over alleged PKK links

Nineteen people including the deputy mayor of İstanbul’s Şişli district have been detained in an operation targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and...

22 including İzmir district mayor detained on corruption charges

Twenty-two people including the mayor of İzmir’s Menemen district have been detained on corruption charges, the Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. As part of...

Ousted Kurdish mayor and 4 others detained

Turkish police in dawn raids on Monday detained the former co-mayor of Cizre in southeastern Şırnak province from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP),...

Pro-Kurdish co-mayor detained after colleague announces resignation

The chief public prosecutor's office of the eastern city of Kars has ordered the detention of 19 politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party...

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