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Top court finds no rights violation in lengthy pretrial detention of Kurdish politician

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has found no rights violation in the five-year pretrial detention of a Kurdish politician, which it said had lasted for only...

Turkey marks Universal Children’s Day amid widespread children’s rights violations

Turkey is celebrating Universal Children’s Day this year in an environment where dozens of children have died in work-related accidents and access to education...

Turkish court rules keep ousted Diyarbakır mayor in pre-trial detention

A Turkish court on Monday ruled to continue the pre-trial detention of Selçuk Mızraklı, the former mayor of the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, who is standing...

In violation of law Turkish court keeps 6-months-pregnant woman in prison

A Turkish court has ruled to continue the pretrial detention of a woman arrested two weeks ago despite the submission of a medical report confirming her...

Turkish court rules to keep businessman Kavala in jail during Gezi Park trial

A Turkish court ruled to keep renowned Turkish philanthropist and rights advocate Osman Kavala, accused of trying to overthrow the government during the Gezi Park protests...

Turkish court rules to keep US Consulate employee in pre-trial detention

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep Metin Topuz, an employee of the US Consulate General in İstanbul, in detention during his trial on espionage,...

Turkish court rules to keep US Consulate employee in pre-trial detention

A Turkish court ruled on Friday to keep an employee of the US Consulate General in Istanbul in custody as his trial on espionage charges continues,...

Erdoğan promises to strengthen free speech with new judicial reform

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been harshly criticized for his intolerance of free speech, has vowed to improve freedom of expression in Turkey with...

Journalist Yücel says subjected to torture in Turkish prison, holds Erdoğan responsible

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel says he was tortured during his near year-long detention in Turkey, in court testimony seen by Deutsche Welle, holding Turkish President Recep...

CHP deputy: Women jailed with children are treated like enemies

Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), said on Monday that despite human rights law in the country, over...

Court rules to keep woman in prison who insulted Atatürk

A Turkish court on Thursday ruled for a continuation of the imprisonment of a woman who was arrested for allegedly insulting Atatürk, the founder...

Now-closed Zaman columnist Ünal kept in jail by Turkish court

A high criminal court in the western Turkish province of Uşak on Wednesday refused to release Ali Ünal, a theologian and former columnist for...

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