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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has strongly slammed Germany’s threats to impose economic sanctions on Turkey amid ongoing tension in ties, saying Germany will be the one to pay the price in the event that it imposes an embargo
The trial of seventeen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went on to its second day on July 25.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said there is no press freedom in Turkey, referring to the ongoing cases against 17 journalists and executives of the daily Cumhuriyet
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and all political parties in parliament have condemned a recent attack on a synagogue in Istanbul by a group protesting against Israel’s restrictions at the holy al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.
Former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, who was appointed as deputy prime minister last week in a government reshuffle, has been appointed as the new government spokesperson.
The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has initiated “Conscience and Justice Watch” for an undetermined time in the southeast province of Diyarbakır amid police barriers
Seventeen executives and journalists from daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went for the first time on trial on July 24 with terror-related accusations in the 27th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul
The start of the trial against journalists and board members of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet highlights the urgent need to protect journalism and improve media freedom in Turkey, Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media stated.
Turkey’s Council of State has ruled in a landmark decision that the state should cover the electric expenses of “cemevis,” Alevi houses of worships that are not officially recognized by the state
A total of 147 forest fires, which erupted across Turkey in the last three days and destroyed 673 hectares of land, have been brought under control
A total of 20 new trees were planted in Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality late on June 1, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Turkey’s Council of State has approved a local court decision on a major copper mine in the Black Sea province of Artvin, a project that has triggered strong reactions and protests by locals and environmentalists.
A 78-meter-long künefe dessert was prepared on July 23 for an event held to commemorate the 78th year the southern border province of Hatay, the dessert’s homeland, joined Turkey.
Some 103 illegal migrants of Afghan and Pakistani origin have been caught in the eastern province of Erzincan, after the bus carrying them broke down, while another 120 illegal migrants were found in the eastern province of Ağrı, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 23.
One soldier was killed and another two were injured on July 24 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Baykan district of the southeastern province of Siirt, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants kidnapped and killed a villager early on July 23 in the southeastern province of Hakkari, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Turkish police have mapped out high drug-trafficking neighborhoods in 17 provinces across the country, which are kept under air and land surveillance for 24 hours a day
Police have detained five people over “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” after they gestured the “victory sign” in Istanbul.
As diplomatic efforts intensify to ease the tensions in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israel’s following violence near a holy site, the Turkish and Egyptian foreign ministers spoke on the phone on July 23, downplaying the diplomatic disputes between the two countries
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Israeli security forces to avoid using violence in the fresh unrest at a holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem and act in line with international law and fundamental human values on July 23
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan marked the 94th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne on July 24