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Turkish verdict allowing Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque expected Friday: report

Turkish verdict allowing Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque expected Friday: report

A Turkish court is likely to announce on Friday that the 1934 conversion of İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a museum…
Turkey arrests HDP member subjected to police brutality during detention

Turkey arrests HDP member subjected to police brutality during detention

A Turkish court has ruled to arrest Sevil Rojbin Çetin, a local Kurdish politician and a member of the Peoples’…
İstanbul Convention for preventing domestic violence splits Erdoğan’s party

İstanbul Convention for preventing domestic violence splits Erdoğan’s party

The İstanbul Convention, signed by member countries of the Council of Europe in 2011 to promote women’s rights and prevent…
Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants, detains 8 smugglers: report

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants, detains 8 smugglers: report

Turkish authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship and detained eight…
92 journalists prosecuted in Turkey amid coronavirus measures: report

92 journalists prosecuted in Turkey amid coronavirus measures: report

Despite the coronavirus measures in effect in Turkey between March 17 and June 15, 92 journalists were prosecuted in 59…
Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report

Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report

Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on terrorism charges by an İstanbul court on Friday…
Families commemorate 1993 Sivas massacre victims on anniversary

Families commemorate 1993 Sivas massacre victims on anniversary

Thirty-three Turkish intellectuals who perished in a fire in 1993 inside the Madımak Hotel were commemorated in Sivas on Thursday,…
Babacan vows to dissolve Turkey’s Wealth Fund, calls it an unregulated ‘black hole’

Babacan vows to dissolve Turkey’s Wealth Fund, calls it an unregulated ‘black hole’

Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) leader Ali Babacan has promised to abolish Turkey’s Wealth Fund in the event his party…
AKP continues to lose voters, DEVA on the rise, new poll suggests

AKP continues to lose voters, DEVA on the rise, new poll suggests

A new survey has indicated that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been losing voters, while the newly…
Turkey to investigate TikTok over data security concerns

Turkey to investigate TikTok over data security concerns

Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) has launched an investigation into social media platform TikTok over concerns about a possible…
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