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Jailed former MP faces 5 more years in prison over his ‘justice watch’

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a former MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was stripped of his parliamentary status in March and subsequently...

Turkish Parliament receives proceedings against 10 opposition lawmakers

The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday received summaries of proceedings to remove the parliamentary immunity of 10 opposition lawmakers including the leader of Turkey’s main...

New law to require teachers to undergo security checks prior to employment, raising fears of discrimination

An amendment to a previously rejected bill proposed by Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has added teachers to a group of public...

[UPDATE] Expelled pro-Kurdish MP released after brief detention in dawn raid

Turkish authorities on Sunday briefly detained a pro-Kurdish opposition MP who had refused to leave parliament for several days after his parliamentary status was...

Expelled pro-Kurdish MP‘s ‘justice watch’ at parliament in third day

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a former MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was stripped of his parliamentary status on Wednesday and has...

Prominent lawmaker facing expulsion from Turkish Parliament vows not to leave

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a lawmaker in the Turkish Parliament and a prominent human rights activist, has vowed not to leave after a court decision...

AKP, MHP reject motion to investigate strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its opposition ally, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), shot down a parliamentary motion floated by the...

Turkey’s ‘hyper-presidential system’ violates separation of powers, undermines parliament: report

A report released by the Checks and Balances Network (Denge ve Denetleme Ağı, DDA), a Turkish umbrella group for 295 nongovernmental organizations, states that...

Bill proposed by Turkey’s AKP seeks to give Erdoğan authority to freeze assets

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has proposed a bill that would allow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to freeze the assets of people...

Turkish ruling party proposing legislation to tighten grip on social media: report

The Turkish president’s ruling party is submitting draft legislation to parliament that would enable the government to tighten its grip on social media, an...

Erdoğan: Gov’t to proceed with plans to amend bar association law despite lawyers’ protest march

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said deputies from his ruling party are planning to submit to parliament on Tuesday a controversial bill amending...

[UPDATE] Deputies ousted from parliament arrested the same day

Three ex-deputies who were stripped of their parliamentary status by a majority vote on Thursday were arrested by courts later in the day, according...

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