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Turkey complied with ECtHR judgement on Kavala, justice minister argues

Contrary to what the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) said in a judgment last month, Turkey’s justice minister, Bekir Bozdağ, has argued that...

Top court finds rights violations in advertising bans imposed on opposition newspapers

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that advertising bans imposed on BirGün, Sözcü, Cumhuriyet and Evrensel, all newspapers critical of the Justice and Development Party...

Pictures of Alevi imams removed from cemevi during President Erdoğan’s visit

Pictures of Alevi imams were removed from an Alevi house of worship (cemevi) during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, sparking controversy,...

Prominent figures urge opposition to argue against possible Turkish offensive in Syria

Three hundred eight prominent figures in Turkey, including academics, journalists, authors and artists, have called on the opposition to raise its voice against a...

Kavala says prosecution knew he hadn’t dined with Barkey at İstanbul restaurant

Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and rights activist who was sentenced to aggravated life in April, has said the prosecutors who drafted an indictment...


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Reconciliation between opposition groups, gov’t needed for lasting peace in Syria: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said reconciliation between opposition groups and the Damascus government is needed for lasting peace in war-ravaged Syria, adding that he previously underlined the...

Sweden to extradite first Turk since NATO row

Sweden's government said Thursday it would hand over a Turkish citizen convicted of credit card fraud to Ankara, the first known extradition since Turkey...

First Ukraine grain ship docks in Turkey after being turned away

The first grain ship to leave Ukraine under a UN-backed deal last week docked in Turkey on Wednesday, marine traffic sites showed, following a...

Up to 50 missing after migrant boat sinks off Greece

An air and sea rescue operation was underway Wednesday after some 50 people went missing when a migrant boat sank in the Aegean Sea,...

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