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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…
Turkey has lowest overall compliance with GRECO recommendations to fight corruption: report
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Turkey has lowest overall compliance with GRECO recommendations to fight corruption: report

A report recently released by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), has revealed…
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…
AKP accused of poor COVID management after woman dies due to lack of hospital beds
Turkey

AKP accused of poor COVID management after woman dies due to lack of hospital beds

Members of the Turkish opposition, dissidents and family members of Aslı Özkısırlar have accused the ruling Justice and Development Party…
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…
Turkish exporters ditching ‘Made in Turkey’ tags to dodge Saudi blockade
Turkey

Turkish exporters ditching ‘Made in Turkey’ tags to dodge Saudi blockade

Some Turkish exporters are rerouting food, clothing and other goods to circumvent a months-long unofficial blockade by Saudi Arabia that…
Health Minister Koca invited to speak at WHO on Turkey’s fight against COVID-19
Turkey

Health Minister Koca invited to speak at WHO on Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca was invited to speak at a World Health Organization (WHO) briefing about the precautions taken…
Turkish authorities arrest 76-year-old man suffering from stage three cancer
Turkey

Turkish authorities arrest 76-year-old man suffering from stage three cancer

Eyvaz Akıncı, 76, was arrested on March 21 and sent to Istanbul’s Metris Prison for alleged links to a terrorist…
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