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Mystical water underworld of past empires reopens in İstanbul

Justinian the Great would have been proud. The Basilica Cistern he built for the capital of his Eastern Roman Empire in modern-day İstanbul has reopened...

‘Where will we go?’ Syrians fear threatened Turkish assault

Ghazwan al-Atman thought he had found refuge in Manbij after years of displacement, but he now fears his family will be uprooted once again...

Tiny houses: Turkish tourism thinks small in Covid-19 era

Gizem Baburhan stepped into a tiny house on wheels she rented in the Aegean vineyards and saw the future of Turkey's coronavirus-ravaged tourism industry. "This...

Exclusive: Turkey to test S-400 air defense system October 5-16, official correspondence reveals

Cevheri Güven According to a piece of official correspondence dated September 24 seen by Turkish Minute, Turkey will activate the S-400 missile defense system it...

‘Human tragedy’ unfolding in Turkish prisons, says jailed Kurdish leader

Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned former chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), described the current situation in Turkey's prisons as a "human tragedy"...

Doctor recounts details of brutal torture of Turkish soldiers after 2016 coup

A medical doctor who was assigned to a large detention center in Ankara a few days after a coup attempt in July 2016 has...

European anti-torture committee reports allege abuse in Turkish detention facilities

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on Wednesday published reports on its...

Jailed businessman Kavala marks 1,000 days in pretrial detention

Osman Kavala, a jailed businessman and philanthropist who was targeted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, marked 1,000 days in pretrial detention on Monday. "We've...

Conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque a message against secularism, Orhan Pamuk says

Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has said the Turkish government’s decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a message against...

Mother of jailed former military cadet arrested for terrorist propaganda

Melek Çetinkaya, the mother of a former military cadet who was sentenced to life in prison after a 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, was...

Turkey’s 2016-2018 state of emergency a ‘social genocide program’: report

Turkey’s state of emergency from 2016 to 2018 took a heavy toll on some 1.5 million citizens, turning into a “social genocide program,” according...

Former Turkish judge beaten by guards in prison, daughter reveals

Hüsamettin Uğur, a former member of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals who has been isolated in a one-person cell in a Kırıkkale prison since...

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