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Turkish gendarmes open fire on van carrying refugees, killing three

Turkish gendarmes on Sunday opened fire on a truck carrying refugees in eastern Van province, killing three people including a child, the Stockholm Center...

Gendarmes spark outrage for terrorizing Kurdish civilians during detention in eastern Turkey

A group of gendarmes has sparked outrage for terrorizing civilians in Van, a Kurdish-majority city in eastern Turkey, by firing random shots into the...

One-horse open sleigh ride across frozen Turkish lake

By the time Kısmet the horse sets off, Orhan Göller's bare fingers have already turned blue from the freezing temperatures. But the pure white...

Authorities order release pending trial of NCO accused of sexual abuse of 2 minors

A Turkish court ruled yesterday for the release pending trial of a noncommissioned officer who is being prosecuted for allegedly sexually abusing two high...

TSK denies reports of increased influx of Afghan asylum seekers

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has denied recent reports about a rising number of Afghans fleeing potential retribution by the Taliban crossing into Turkish...

At least 12 killed as bus carrying migrants crashes in Turkey

At least 12 people died and 26 were injured when a bus carrying migrants crashed in eastern Turkey on Saturday night, local media reported,...

Security forces fire shots as locals protest opening of marble quarry in eastern Turkey

Turkish gendarmes and village guards fired shots as villagers protested the opening of a marble quarry in the Gürpınar district of eastern Van province,...

University student sentenced to prison for retweeting post about torture case

Reber Mazlum Safran, a student at Yüzüncü Yıl University in the eastern province of Van, was sentenced to two years, six months’ imprisonment for...

Babacan visits family of Kurdish villager allegedly beaten to death, demands justice

Ali Babacan, leader of the Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), has visited the family of a Kurdish villager who was allegedly beaten to death...

Gov’t accuses PKK of killing 2 aid workers in Turkey’s east: report

Turkey on Thursday accused outlawed Kurdish militants of killing two civilians who were members of a solidarity group aiding people affected by the novel...

At least 9 killed in Turkey following quake in neighboring Iran

At least nine people were killed and 37 injured in the eastern Turkish province of Van after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Iran on Sunday...

2 HDP co-mayors in Van arrested on terrorism charges

As part of an expanding crackdown on elected mayors from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), two HDP district co-mayors who were detained in an operation...

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