Year: 2020

Interior Ministry tasks 3 inspectors with investigating alleged irregularities at İstanbul Municipality
Turkey

Interior Ministry tasks 3 inspectors with investigating alleged irregularities at İstanbul Municipality

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has ordered three inspectors to investigate allegations of irregularities at the İstanbul Municipality raised by the city’s…
Turkish Parliament approves bill feared to paralyze civil society
Turkey

Turkish Parliament approves bill feared to paralyze civil society

The Turkish Parliament has approved a controversial bill that would increase government control and monitoring of civil society groups and…
COVID-19 case in Beijing customs leads to delay in delivery of Sinovac vaccines to Turkey
Turkey

COVID-19 case in Beijing customs leads to delay in delivery of Sinovac vaccines to Turkey

The arrival in Turkey of an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac will be delayed “1-2” days…
2021 Winter letter marathon for the Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin
World

2021 Winter letter marathon for the Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin

Most of us will spend the cozy winter holidays with our family and good food. But there are at least…
Erdoğan says police will raid New Year’s parties violating pandemic measures
Turkey

Erdoğan says police will raid New Year’s parties violating pandemic measures

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said police will conduct raids on New Year’s parties held in disregard of rules…
Turkey extends tenure of state of emergency commission for another year
Turkey

Turkey extends tenure of state of emergency commission for another year

The tenure of a commission set up by the Turkish government to examine complaints from people who were adversely affected…
Gov’t granted 128 permits for special tax exemptions to 5 construction companies in 10 years
Turkey

Gov’t granted 128 permits for special tax exemptions to 5 construction companies in 10 years

The Turkish Trade Ministry granted 128 permits for special tax exemptions to five construction companies in the span of 10…
Nearly 2 mln inmates file complaints citing rights violations in Turkey’s prisons since 2010: report
Turkey

Nearly 2 mln inmates file complaints citing rights violations in Turkey’s prisons since 2010: report

Close to 2 million inmates in Turkey’s prisons have filed complaints of human rights violations stemming from a variety of…
Gag order imposed on news reports about embassy official allegedly involved in drug trafficking
Turkey

Gag order imposed on news reports about embassy official allegedly involved in drug trafficking

A court in the northern Turkish province of Edirne has imposed a gag order on news reports about Veysel Filiz,…
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