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Court finds Interior Ministry culpable in killing of Kurdish girl in SE Turkey

A Turkish court has found the country’s Interior Ministry culpable in the killing of a 12-year-old Kurdish girl in southeastern Diyarbakır province in 2009 by...

Turkish security forces killed 5, injured 10 in SE Turkey in 2020: rights group

Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) on Thursday published a report on rights violations in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey in 2020, saying that security forces killed...

20 Kurdish politicians including ousted district co-mayor detained in SE Turkey

Turkish police on Tuesday detained 20 people including an ousted district co-mayor in the southeastern province of Şırnak as part of an expanding crackdown...

HRW urges Turkish gov’t to investigate claims over night watchmen abuses

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the Turkish government to investigate "serious abuses" allegedly committed by police and neighborhood night watchmen against more...

2 soldiers killed, 7 injured while defusing IED in southeastern Turkey: report

At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device (IED), The Associated Press reported,...

YSK approves consolidation of polling stations in Southeast

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) on Saturday evening accepted requests from the governor’s offices of 19 provinces to consolidate polling stations, a move strongly...

Workers prohibited from speaking in Kurdish at İstanbul construction site

A construction company in İstanbul has sent a letter to one of its subcontracting firms saying that no language other than Turkish should be...

1 military officer, 2 civilians killed in PKK attacks in southeastern Turkey

A special sergeant and two civilians were killed and four others were injured in separate attacks on Monday by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists...

UN report documents human rights violations in southeast Turkey

About 2,000 people were killed and entire neighborhoods razed in southeastern Turkey in 18 months of government security operations characterized by massive destruction and...

ECtHR to examine complaints against Turkey’s curfew measures

Complaints against curfews imposed by authorities in Turkey's Southeast are now under examination at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), according to humanrightseurope.org. A...

Internet shutdown in Turkey’s Southeast follows pro-Kurdish mayors’ detention

Internet services in Turkey's southeastern provinces were shut down for almost 12 hours following protests against the detention of two co-mayors from the pro-Kurdish...

PKK attacks kill 5 soldiers in southeast Turkey

The ongoing clashes between the terrorist Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) and the Turkish security forces and an explosion left five soldiers dead on Thursday. A...

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