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Turkey arrests popular Twitter users for spreading ‘terrorist propaganda’

Turkey arrests popular Twitter users for spreading ‘terrorist propaganda’

Turkish authorities on Friday arrested two of the three well-known anonymous Twitter users who were detained on Wednesday and Thursday.…
Turkish parliament debates coronavirus release bill that excludes political prisoners: report

Turkish parliament debates coronavirus release bill that excludes political prisoners: report

Turkey’s parliament debated a prisoner release bill on Tuesday that aims to ease overcrowding in prisons and protect detainees from…
Erdoğan takes legal action against TV anchor over tweet about a speech

Erdoğan takes legal action against TV anchor over tweet about a speech

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a criminal complaint with İstanbul prosecutors against Fox TV news anchor Fatih Portakal,…
Construction of new palace for Erdoğan continues despite COVID-19 outbreak

Construction of new palace for Erdoğan continues despite COVID-19 outbreak

The construction of a new presidential complex for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ahlat near Lake Van in eastern Turkey…
Rights groups say Turkey’s prisoner release must not exclude political detainees: report

Rights groups say Turkey’s prisoner release must not exclude political detainees: report

Turkish academics, journalists and rights groups are demanding that a planned release of tens of thousands of prisoners to stem…
State-run bank blocked $135,000 in donations for coronavirus relief: İmamoğlu

State-run bank blocked $135,000 in donations for coronavirus relief: İmamoğlu

İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu on Thursday revealed that state-run Vakıfbank has blocked TL 900,000 ($135,000) that his municipality had raised…
Turkey announces restrictions on weekend outdoor leisure activities amid coronavirus outbreak

Turkey announces restrictions on weekend outdoor leisure activities amid coronavirus outbreak

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Friday announced additional measures against the coronavirus outbreak, saying that the country had banned…
Stay-at-home order possible in Turkey if coronavirus outbreak worsens: report

Stay-at-home order possible in Turkey if coronavirus outbreak worsens: report

Turkey could order the public to stay at home if coronavirus infections continue to spread, the government said on Thursday…
2 Turkish soldiers killed in attack carried out by PKK in N. Iraq: report

2 Turkish soldiers killed in attack carried out by PKK in N. Iraq: report

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in a mortar attack launched by Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq,…
33-year-old Turkish woman with chronic disease dies due to coronavirus: report

33-year-old Turkish woman with chronic disease dies due to coronavirus: report

Dilek Tahtalı, a 33-year-old woman with a chronic disease, has become one of the latest victims of the coronavirus in…
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