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Prominent Turkish literary figures slam controversial media law in joint statement

More than 200 members of the Turkish literary world have released a joint statement to raise their voices against a recently approved law regulating...

19 countries’ embassies urge Turkey to reconsider exit from Istanbul Convention

The Ankara embassies of 19 countries, including Canada, France, Germany, the US and the UK, have urged the Turkish government to reconsider its recent...

7 more retired officers summoned to testify over Bosporus treaty warning

Turkish prosecutors have summoned six retired admirals and one retired general who were among the signatories of a statement that openly criticized a canal...

Turkey releases 14 retired admirals detained over Bosporus treaty warning

Turkish courts have released under judicial supervision 14 retired admirals who were detained after they openly criticized a canal project dear to President Recep...

Erdoğan ally defines former admirals’ statement as ‘call for coup’

Devlet Bahçeli, leader of Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and a key ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Tuesday said that a...

Ankara summons US ambassador over response to Turkish deaths in Iraq

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned US Ambassador David M. Satterfield to express Turkey’s reaction “in the strongest terms” to a US statement...

Turkey rejects US appeal to release civil society leader Kavala

Turkey on Thursday rejected a US call to release jailed civil society leader Osman Kavala, accusing Washington of interference, Agence France-Presse reported. Kavala, a businessman...

Babacan clearly signals establishment of rival party to Erdoğan’s AKP

Turkey’s former deputy prime minister Ali Babacan released a statement on Thursday overtly signaling his intention to establish a new political party to rival President Recep Tayyip...

34 Western lawyers organizations urge Turkey to end persecution of lawyers

On Lawyers Day, celebrated every April 5 in Turkey, 34 Western organizations for lawyers issued a statement urging the Turkish government to uphold the rule of...

ECtHR to accelerate cases of 5 Turks abducted from Azerbaijan by Turkish intelligence

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided to hear the case of five Turkish citizens abducted last year in Azerbaijan in an...

Venice Commission, OSCE criticize sudden changes to election laws in Turkey

In a joint opinion released on Monday, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights concluded...

Turkey’s foreign ministry warns citizens visiting France about protests

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday issued a travel advisory for citizens traveling to France warning them against ongoing violent protests in Paris and...

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