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Turkey to assume term presidency of Shanghai Pact Energy Club for 2017

Turkey will act as the term president of the Energy Club of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic and military organization...

[UPDATE] Renowned author Erdoğan, linguist Alpay to remain in jail

Although an İstanbul court on Wednesday decided to release jailed author Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay based on charges of disrupting the unity...

Pakistani court halts gov’t order to deport Turkish teachers

A Pakistani court on Wednesday issued a stay on a government order to deport Turkish teachers who are affiliated with the faith-based Gülen movement,...

[VIDEO] Erdoğan says Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric just for political gain

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday that the anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim rhetoric used by US President-elect Donald Trump during his election campaign...

Turkey to seek Interpol red notice for PYD leader Muslim

Turkey's Interior Ministry will ask Interpol to issue a red notice for leader of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim, Turkish...

Aggravated life sentence sought for pro-Kurdish opposition deputy

An aggravated life sentence in addition to 48 years in prison for two separate crimes are being sought by prosecutors for pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic...

Turkish government drops controversial bill on underage marriage

The Turkish government has abandoned its plans to push ahead with a controversial bill on the sexual abuse of minors after opposition and rights...

Detention warrants issued for 40 in 13 provinces over Gülen links

Detention warrants have been issued for 40 people across 13 provinces as part of an İstanbul-based operation targeting alleged members of the faith-based Gülen...

Erdoğan says EU lawmakers’ vote on Turkish membership ‘has no value’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday that a vote by the European Parliament on whether to halt EU membership talks with Ankara "has...

15 academics who signed peace declaration against SE curfews dismissed by gov’t decree

Fifteen academics who had signed a declaration in January 2016 criticizing curfews declared in predominantly Kurdish southeastern districts were dismissed from their jobs as part...

New government decree obstructs prisoners’ right to education

As part of new state of emergency decrees issued on Tuesday, the Turkish government has banned prisoners from taking examinations related to their long-distance...

HRF condemns shutdown of 370 civil society organizations in Turkey

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) on Tuesday strongly condemned the shutting down of 370 civil society organizations as part of new state...

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