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French mosque subsidy dropped in ‘foreign meddling’ row

French mosque subsidy dropped in ‘foreign meddling’ row

A controversial plan to use public money for building a mosque in Strasbourg stalled on Friday after the Turkish backers…
Erdoğan defends minister after spat with Greece

Erdoğan defends minister after spat with Greece

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday robustly defended his foreign minister after he traded barbs in an unusually public…
Syriacs in Turkey today: Prison for sharing bread

Syriacs in Turkey today: Prison for sharing bread

A Turkish court sentenced a Syriac priest to two years, one month in prison on terrorism-related charges on April 7.…
Council of State rules against 2018 regulation making press card cancellations easier

Council of State rules against 2018 regulation making press card cancellations easier

The Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, has suspended the execution of some articles of a 2018 regulation that…
Global outcry as Turkish rights advocate MP hospitalized after forcible detention

Global outcry as Turkish rights advocate MP hospitalized after forcible detention

Prominent rights activists around the globe, in addition to Turkish dissidents, have condemned the detention by force of former opposition…
AKP accused of poor COVID management after woman dies due to lack of hospital beds

AKP accused of poor COVID management after woman dies due to lack of hospital beds

Members of the Turkish opposition, dissidents and family members of Aslı Özkısırlar have accused the ruling Justice and Development Party…
Court releases 2 students jailed over protests against partisan Boğaziçi rector

Court releases 2 students jailed over protests against partisan Boğaziçi rector

An İstanbul court has ruled to release two students who were detained in İstanbul on Feb. 2 during protests against…
Prosecution of murder of journalist Hrant Dink remains unsatisfactory: CPJ

Prosecution of murder of journalist Hrant Dink remains unsatisfactory: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Turkish authorities to conduct an impartial and depoliticized investigation into the killing…
Turkish exporters ditching ‘Made in Turkey’ tags to dodge Saudi blockade

Turkish exporters ditching ‘Made in Turkey’ tags to dodge Saudi blockade

Some Turkish exporters are rerouting food, clothing and other goods to circumvent a months-long unofficial blockade by Saudi Arabia that…
Health Minister Koca invited to speak at WHO on Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

Health Minister Koca invited to speak at WHO on Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca was invited to speak at a World Health Organization (WHO) briefing about the precautions taken…
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