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Turkish intelligence service draws ire with children’s competition on ‘secret agents’

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has sparked outrage by inviting children between the ages of 5 and 14 to take part in a competition...

ECtHR faults Turkey for violating rights of top court member dismissed in 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Turkey violated the rights of a member of the Council of State who was...

Too little, too late: Critics see Turkey’s trade restrictions on Israel as admission of guilt

Six months after Israel launched its war on Gaza, the Turkish government has heeded public criticism and imposed restrictions on its ongoing trade with...

ECtHR prioritizes second case on continuing, new violations of Kavala’s rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted priority status to a second case lodged by businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has...

More than 6,000 people appeared in court in 2023 for insulting Erdoğan, his gov’t

A total of 6,879 people appeared in Turkish courts in 2023 on allegations of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or his Justice and Development...


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Erdoğan’s son-in-law Bayraktar joins world’s richest on Forbes billionaire list

Selçuk Bayraktar, chairman of Turkish defense contractor Baykar and the son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has made it on to Forbes list of billionaires, one of 27...

Turkey’s inflation climbs to 68.5 percent in March: official data

Price growth in inflation-plagued Turkey gained pace in March, rising to 68.5 percent year-on-year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Wednesday. The increase followed...

Turkey’s hunger threshold reaches minimum wage

A labor union study put Turkey’s hunger threshold for March at TL 16,793 ($523), slightly below the minimum wage of TL 17,002, the Stockholm...

Turkey’s finance minister vows to continue fighting inflation in first message after elections

Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek reiterated the government's commitment to strengthening an economic program aimed at reducing the country’s high inflation to single digits...

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