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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…
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…
Woman as an impetus for radical changes 
World

Woman as an impetus for radical changes 

On December 15, 2020, the International Round Table «The Role of Women in the Modern World. Gender (in)Equality», held to…
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…
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…
Outrage boils over as photos reveal suspicious death of inmate in Turkish prison
Turkey

Outrage boils over as photos reveal suspicious death of inmate in Turkish prison

Postmortem photos of former Deputy Police Chief Mustafa Kabakçıoğlu, who was found dead in a quarantine cell in Turkey’s Gümüşhane…
Prosecutor demands aggravated life for Kavala in new indictment
Turkey

Prosecutor demands aggravated life for Kavala in new indictment

An Istanbul prosecutor in a new indictment has demanded an aggravated life sentence for Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and…
‘Age of impunity is over’: Turkish officials face sanctions in UK
World

‘Age of impunity is over’: Turkish officials face sanctions in UK

A Turkish rights group based in the United Kingdom has launched a campaign to designate Turkish officials involved in alleged…
Erdoğan’s long arm in Europe
World

Erdoğan’s long arm in Europe

Recent incidents in Europe indicate that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “long arm” has again started operating on the continent,…
Council of Europe, rights watchdog condemn arrest of pro-Kurdish politicians
Turkey

Council of Europe, rights watchdog condemn arrest of pro-Kurdish politicians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Council of Europe (CoE) have denounced Ankara’s recent crackdown on politicians from the pro-Kurdish…
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