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Former AKP deputy under investigation for offering condolences to family of slain YPG militant

Galip Ensarioğlu, a former deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has testified to prosecutors as part of a terrorism investigation launched...

19 lawyers detained in dawn raids in SE Turkey, warrants outstanding for scores of others

Turkish police in the early hours of Friday detained 19 lawyers in southeastern Turkey as part of an investigation into the Democratic Society Congress...

Court acquits police officer charged with killing student during Nevruz celebrations

A Turkish court has acquitted a police officer who shot a university student to death during Nevruz celebrations in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır...

Turkey detains local Kurdish politicians in Gaziantep, Diyarbakır

The police on Tuesday detained 33 people in early morning raids in Gaziantep including local officials of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) as...

Turkish prosecutors level new terrorism-related charges against jailed Diyarbakır mayor

Ankara prosecutors have drafted an indictment for Selçuk Mızraklı, the former mayor of the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, for allegedly disseminating terrorist propaganda, the Bianet news...

Police detain 10 lawyers on terrorism charges in Turkey’s Southeast

Ten lawyers from Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakır provinces were detained on Thursday on terrorism charges, according to the Voice of America Turkish service. The Şanlıurfa Chief Public Prosecutor’s...

Turkey removes Kurdish district mayor following terrorist attack: report

Turkey’s Interior Ministry removed Mehmet Fatih Taş, a district mayor from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakır province, from office after he was arrested...

Davutoğlu to announce establishment of new party in Diyarbakır: report

Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will make public the establishment of a new political party at a fast-breaking dinner in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, according...

Teacher who said ‘Don’t let children die’ on TV jailed again

Teacher Ayşe Çelik, who during a TV program in 2016 called for an end to clashes between Kurdish militants and Turkish security forces in Diyarbakır and...

HDP officially retakes Diyarbakır from government-appointed trustee

Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı has been certified as mayor of Diyarbakır, marking the end of a government-appointed trusteeship in the Kurdish city in effect since November 2016, Deutsche...

Loser in local election seeks to oust mayor-elect purged teacher

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) mayoral candidate Hüseyin Beyoğlu has applied to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) for the mandate to govern, even though he...

Investigation launched into Diyarbakır’s newly elected co-mayors over terrorist propaganda

The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday launched an investigation into Diyarbakır mayors-elect Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı and Hülya Alökmen Uyanık from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic...

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