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Jailed media executive faces 2,500 years in match-fixing ‘conspiracy’ trial
Media Freedom

Jailed media executive faces 2,500 years in match-fixing ‘conspiracy’ trial

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of up to 2,445 years for Hidayet Karaca, former chief executive of the…
French mosque subsidy dropped in ‘foreign meddling’ row
Turkey

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
Turkey

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

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…
Court releases 2 students jailed over protests against partisan Boğaziçi rector
Turkey

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…
US report highlights Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen movement after coup attempt
Turkey

US report highlights Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen movement after coup attempt

A report by the US State Department regarding a series of “significant human rights issues” in Turkey has highlighted the…
HRW says time to focus on human rights in EU’s Turkey agenda
Turkey

HRW says time to focus on human rights in EU’s Turkey agenda

Philippe Dam, advocacy director of the Human Rights Watch for Europe and Central Asia division, has called on the EU…
‘Game of Thrones’ author voices support for women in Turkey over Istanbul Convention exit
Art and Culture

‘Game of Thrones’ author voices support for women in Turkey over Istanbul Convention exit

George R.R. Martin, the best-selling fantasy author whose books were turned into HBO’s Emmy Award-winning hit series “Game of Thrones,”…
Turkey pulls out of landmark treaty protecting women from violence
Turkey

Turkey pulls out of landmark treaty protecting women from violence

Turkey on Saturday pulled out of the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women by presidential…
Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan: “Makeup on a bedridden patient” – Expression Interrupted
Turkey

Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan: “Makeup on a bedridden patient” – Expression Interrupted

The pressure on dissidents in Turkey has spiked up in the aftermath of the2016 failed coup attempt. The country became…
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