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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…
Prosecutor drafts indictment 5 years after Kurdish human rights lawyer’s murder

Prosecutor drafts indictment 5 years after Kurdish human rights lawyer’s murder

The Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor’s Office has drafted an indictment on the November 2015 killing of Kurdish human rights lawyer Tahir…
Turkey quarantines a town, 4 villages in Black Sea region due to coronavirus

Turkey quarantines a town, 4 villages in Black Sea region due to coronavirus

One town and four villages in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Rize have been quarantined over the coronavirus outbreak, the…
Number of coronavirus cases in Turkey climbs to 5,698, death toll at 92: minister

Number of coronavirus cases in Turkey climbs to 5,698, death toll at 92: minister

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus had reached 5,698 while the…
Elderly inmate tested positive for COVID-19, Turkish opposition deputy claims

Elderly inmate tested positive for COVID-19, Turkish opposition deputy claims

Member of the Turkish parliament and human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu on Tuesday claimed that a 70-year-old inmate in…
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