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Police officer involved in killing of Gezi protestor sentenced to 7 months in prison for causing ‘injury’

A Turkish court has handed down a prison sentence of seven-and-a-half months to a police officer on conviction of "willfully causing minor injury" to...

Jailed former police chief not allowed to attend father’s funeral

Imprisoned former police chief Yakup Saygılı, who led corruption operations in 2013 that implicated then-prime minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his family...

Policeman slaps Kurdish politician during İstanbul protest, sparking condemnation

A plainclothes policeman slapped a Kurdish politician during a scuffle at a protest in İstanbul on Sunday, sparking widespread condemnation and further demonstrations, Turkish...

UN committee faults Turkey in case of teacher who died in custody after arrest over Gülen links

The United Nations Human Rights Committee on Wednesday released its decision concerning an application submitted on behalf of a teacher who was allegedly tortured...

Turkish police prevent demonstrations by women’s groups, detain dozens of protestors

Dozens of women who gathered in various Turkish provinces on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity and Elimination of Violence against Women,...

1 officer killed in attack targeting police quarters in southern Turkey

A police officer was killed and another officer and a civilian were injured on Monday after two bombs exploded near police quarters in the...

Top court says detention of Gezi Park victim’s mother violated prohibition of ill-treatment

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the violent detention in 2017 of the mother of one of the victims of anti-government Gezi Park protests...

Police officers who used force against protestors on Gezi anniversary not to be investigated

The İstanbul Governor’s Office has prevented an investigation into police officers who allegedly used disproportionate force while detaining protestors and journalists during an event...

Top court finds sentence justified in case of Gezi Park protestor killed by police

The Turkish Constitutional Court rejected an appeal from the family of Abdullah Cömert, 22, who was killed in southern Hatay province after being hit...

İstanbul police detain 106 people commemorating victims of 2015 ISIL massacre

Turkish police detained 106 people in İstanbul’s Kadıköy district on Wednesday during a commemoration for the 33 victims of an Islamic State in Iraq...

Turkish healthcare workers stage nationwide protest over murder of cardiologist

Physicians and healthcare workers across Turkey took to the streets on Thursday as they went on a two-day strike to protest the recent murder...

Turkey dismisses 1,000 police officers due to alleged ties to terrorist organizations

Turkey’s Security Directorate General has dismissed from service or canceled the retirement benefits of 1,000 current or retired police officers based on a government...

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