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Erdoğan intensifies crackdown on opponents through mass detentions

Cevheri Güven In the last two days, Turkey’s authorities have detained over 500 government critics including Kurds, Gülen movement followers and protesting university students. As...

Vague terrorism charge used to target supporters of the Gülen movement: UN special rapporteurs

The vague and imprecise charge of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” appears to be repeatedly misused to target critics of the Turkish government’s...

Former military officers among 40 sought on Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 40 people, among them former military officers and cadets, over their alleged links to the Gülen...

Turkish gov’t pays cash rewards for apprehension or death of Gülen supporters

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has paid more than 19 million Turkish lira to 249 people who provided information leading to the arrest or were instrumental...

Once-praised district governor receives prison sentence for Gülen links

Kadir Güntepe, a former governor who was once praised by prominent government figures, was sentenced to six years, three months in prison on terrorism...

Newborn with heart disease sent back to jail with mother

A newborn baby diagnosed with heart disease was returned along with his mother to a Turkish jail on Saturday despite doctors’ objections, the Aktif...

Belgium to Germany march raises awareness of purge victims in Turkey

A multinational group of 17 young people living in Europe on Saturday started a march from Belgium to Germany to raise awareness of victims...

Justice minister says purges might continue since Gülenists are not yet gone

Turkey’s Minister of Justice Abdülhamit Gül said on Tuesday that ongoing purges within the bureaucracy might continue since it is not possible to claim...

Purge victim dies of cancer, leaving behind jailed husband, 2 children

Turkey witnessed another tragic purge victim story this week as 31-year-old teacher Habibe Çınar died of cancer on Thursday after dismissal from her job...

Erdoğan claims reforms under his rule made Turkey’s media more democratic and free

Head of the country designated as the largest jailer of professional journalist in the world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed in a message...

Detention warrants issued for 32 purged Health Ministry staff over Gülen links

Ankara’s Counterterrorism and Organized Crime Bureau on Monday issued detention warrants for 32 people who had previously been dismissed from the Ministry of Health...

402 people detained last week over Gülen links

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 402 people were detained last week due to alleged links to the Gülen movement. A total of...

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