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[Opinion] A battle of pride: Erdoğan and al-Assad in the ring for the final round

Türkmen Terzi Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been involved in backing jihadists in the Syrian civil war since 2011, while the Turkish army has...

Turkish Parliament extends Syria, Iraq missions by two years

Turkey's parliament on Tuesday extended the military's mandate to launch cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq by two more years, Agence France-Presse reported. The motion...

Nearly 500 PKK terrorists left inside Turkey, says interior minister

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said at a gendarmerie command meeting on Wednesday that slightly more than 500 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants are left inside...

400,000 people displaced from Turkey’s Southeast in 2015-2016 military operations: report

A new report has revealed some 400,000 people were displaced from predominantly Kurdish cities during Turkish military operations in 2015 and 2016 against a Kurdish terrorist...

Court acquits 3 academics who signed 2016 peace declaration

A high criminal court in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır has acquitted three academics from Dicle University who signed a 2016 peace petition calling for...

ECtHR rejects cases concerning curfews in Kurdish cities imposed by Turkish gov’t

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Thursday rejected legal challenges to curfews imposed in Turkey's Southeast in late 2015 and early 2016, stating that...

Appeals court upholds imprisonment of peace petition signatory academic

The İstanbul Regional Appeals Court on Sunday upheld the prison sentence of Professor Zübeyde Füsun Üstel, who signed a peace petition along with 1,128...

German NGO seeks help from foreign minister for persecuted academics in Turkey

A group of academics in Germany on Monday asked German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to support a number of academics in Turkey who are...

Jailed HDP deputy goes on hunger strike

Jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Güven on Wednesday announced that she had started a hunger strike, the Diken news website reported. Güven’s decision...

1,809,000 people affected by 332 curfews declared by Turkish gov’t in 3 years

The Turkish government has declared 332 curfews in the predominantly Kurdish southeastern provinces of Turkey since August 2015, according to the most recent report...

Around 50,000 Syrians stay home after leaving Turkey for holidays in 2018

Some 50,000 Syrians have not returned to Turkey after going home to celebrate the Islamic holidays, said Abdullah Ayaz, Turkey’s deputy director general of...

Gov’t escalates counterterrorism operations as elections in Turkey approach

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has escalated counterterrorism operations in northern Iraq’s Qandil Mountains and Sinjar region, which both host camps...

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