«On August 19, a civil coup d’état took place with the appointment of administrators in our municipalities. Sezai Temelli [pictured], co-chairman of the Halklarin Demokratik Partisi (HDP), the People’s Democratic Party, declared  after the decision of the Turkish Ministry of Interior to remove the elected mayors of… »
The decision to prosecute scores of academics for signing a January 2016 petition criticizing the Turkish government’s actions in southeastern Turkey seriously violates the right to free speech and academic freedom, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges are also a misuse of terrorism laws. The trials of academics start… »
Turkish troops have clashed with pro-Kurdish militiamen for the first time since Ankara sent tanks across the border, a monitor group said. Previously, the rebels accused Turkey of bombing civilians in the area. Pro-Kurdish troops were fighting the Turkish army after it moved deeper into the Kurdish region in Syria,… »
A British 18-year-old girl has become the first person to be convicted for attempting to join the campaign against ISIS in Syria. She is set to spend 21 months behind bars. Silhan Özçelik from north London fled her home and took a train to Brussels, leaving a 25-minute farewell video… »
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country’s military will end operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces if the group stops fighting. “If there are no more armed actions our troops will not undertake armed actions,” Erdogan told reporters the Netherlands. The comment came hours after jailed PKK… »
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