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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…
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…
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,…
Turkey’s interior minister denies strip-search claims, brands rights advocate MP a ‘terrorist’
Turkey

Turkey’s interior minister denies strip-search claims, brands rights advocate MP a ‘terrorist’

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu denied recent claims made by pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu that…
Bill on preventing terrorism financing violates freedom of association, 520 NGOs say in joint statement
Turkey

Bill on preventing terrorism financing violates freedom of association, 520 NGOs say in joint statement

A total of 520 nongovernmental organizations in Turkey said in a joint statement that a bill recently proposed by the…
Erdoğan gives cold shoulder to aide’s remarks on release of Arınç, Kavala
Turkey

Erdoğan gives cold shoulder to aide’s remarks on release of Arınç, Kavala

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declined to support the remarks of one of his aides who called for the…
Jailed journalist Baransu gets 17 years for report on MGK decision
Turkey

Jailed journalist Baransu gets 17 years for report on MGK decision

An İstanbul court has handed down a jail sentence of 17 years, one month to jailed investigative journalist Mehmet Baransu…
VIDEO | Purge-victim police chief found dead in a quarantine cell in Turkish prison
Turkey

VIDEO | Purge-victim police chief found dead in a quarantine cell in Turkish prison

A deputy police chief, who had been held in prison for over four years, was found dead in a quarantine…
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