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Justice minister: 1,500 prison personnel, guards suspended in Turkey post-coup probe

Some 1,500 prison personnel and guards have been suspended over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating a...

Venice Commission to investigate emergency rule in Turkey

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (CoE) will investigate claims of rights violations caused by emergency rule in Turkey and will examine...

Turkish football club displays support on pitch for Erdoğan’s presidential bid

Players of the Sakaryaspor football club publicly displayed their endorsement for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s drive for an executive presidency before a match on Sunday. The...

Opposition leader: Emergency rule causing human rights violations

The main opposition party leader has said Turkey will pay a big price and an enormous amount of compensation for gross human rights violations...

AKP official: Torture claims won’t be investigated if victims are Gülenists

A Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has said there will be no investigations into claims of torture and mistreatment of people put into...

Police ordered to get confessions, told ByLock use alone not evidence of crime

A letter sent by Turkey’s Security Directorate General to all police units in the country tells police officers to secure confessions from individuals who...

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen’s brother detained in İzmir

One of the brothers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, Kutbettin Gülen, has been detained in the western province of İzmir, Turkish media reports...

74 arrested, 147 detained over coup charges on Saturday

A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves being hunted down and...

Pro-Kurdish co-mayors of Karakoçan district arrested

The co-mayors of the Karakoçan district of Elazığ province in eastern Turkey, both of whom are from the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP), were...

ENCJ considers suspending HSYK’s observer status over unfair dismissals

The Brussels-based European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) is set to hold an extraordinary general meeting in December during which it will...

Turkish court: There is no FETÖ terror organization

The 2nd Criminal Court of the southern province of Hatay has rejected an indictment on the Fethullah Gülen Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), a term used...

Governor cancels int’l film festival in southeastern Turkey

The governor’s office of the southeastern province of Malatya announced the cancellation of an international film festival set to take place in early November...

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