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Arms embargo a major set-back for Turkey’s drone capability - former Canadian attaché | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-04-17 02:21

Hunger strike in Turkey’s prisons on day 141

ANF - 2021-04-16 13:42
The hunger strike launched in Turkish prisons against the Imrali isolation has entered its 140th day. The solidarity action launched in Maxmur has been continuing for 119 days and in Greece for 102 days. ...

Turkey’s violations in northern Syria are continuation of old ambitions: Damascus historians

NPA Syria - 2021-04-15 22:44
DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) -Specialists in political affairs and history in Damascus say that Turkey’s ambitions in northern Syria are not new, and that it has been working for a long time to expand its borders within the Syrian territories and annex a ...

Hunger strike in Turkey’s prisons on day 140

ANF - 2021-04-15 14:09
The hunger strike launched in Turkish prisons against the Imrali isolation has entered its 140th day. The solidarity action launched in Maxmur has been continuing for 119 days and in Greece for 102 days. ...

Kurdish magnate claims he’s buying Kamala Harris’ DC condo in 'important move' for Turkey - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-04-14 21:34

Petition for Syriac priest sentenced to prison in Turkey

ANF - 2021-04-14 08:23
A petition has been launched for priest Bileçen, who has been sentenced to prison: “We demand that the government drop all charges against the monk, who only acted according to his values and gave bread and water to those who asked for it.” ...

Turkish Kurd claims he’s buying Kamala Harris’ DC condo in 'important move' for Turkey - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-04-14 00:07

Ottawa cancels 29 military export permits for Turkey after finding Canadian-made gear diverted to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - The Globe and Mail

Theglobeandmail - 2021-04-13 13:16

Canada cancels licences for arms exports to Turkey

ANF - 2021-04-13 10:00
Canada has cancelled arms export licences for Turkey's high-tech drone systems after finding "credible evidence" that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa's permission and used in fighting in Nagorno-Karaba. ...

Turkey puts helicopter deal with Italy on hold

ANF - 2021-04-13 08:20
In response to Mario Draghi's accusation of dictatorship, the Turkish government has put a contract for the purchase of helicopters from Italian defense manufacturer Leonardo on hold. ...

182 people killed, 371 maltreated, tortured in Turkey in March: report - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-12 22:10

Hunger strike in Turkey’s prisons on day 137

ANF - 2021-04-12 15:47
The hunger strike launched in Turkish prisons against the Imrali isolation has entered its 137th day. The solidarity action launched in Maxmur has been continuing for 116 days and in Greece for 99 days. ...

Lawyer Veysi Eski: Violations of rights increasing in Turkish prisons

ANF - 2021-04-12 13:53
Lawyer Veysi Eski, member of the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) Prison Commission, said that all legal institutions should oppose the violations of rights in Turkey’s prisons. ...

English PEN launches campaign to send solidarity letters to Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-12 03:00

"The palace cannot decide on our lives"

ANF - 2021-04-11 14:29
For women, men are as deadly as the coronavirus. Commenting on Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, activist Nupelda Çelik says: "The palace cannot decide on women's right to life." ...

“Abu Amsha ate our salaries:” Turkish-backed Syrian militants angry over unpaid salaries

NPA Syria - 2021-04-10 21:58
In a recent video circulated on social media, Turkish-backed militants in #Syria express anger at not having received salaries they were promised for fighting for #Turkey in Libya and Azerbaijan The post “Abu Amsha ate our salaries:” Turkish-backed Syrian ...

Turkey's top court annuls state of emergency decree that closed down media outlets - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-10 21:07

Outrage over prison sentence given to Syriac priest in Turkey

ANF - 2021-04-10 17:32
The Syriac community is outraged by the sentence of more than two years in prison for Syriac Orthodox priest Sefer "Aho" Bileçen. The decision is a blow to the protection of minorities and vulnerable groups, warns the ESU. ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee call on forming Syrian-Iraqi leverage on Turkey

NPA Syria - 2021-04-10 15:09
ERBIL, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, Iraq’s Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture, Water and Marshlands called on the necessity of agreeing with Syria on the amount of water to form an “important leverage on Turkey” in order for the water to flow t ...

Sabri Ok: Europe acts hypocritically and opportunistically

ANF - 2021-04-10 10:08
While the second largest opposition party in Turkey is to be banned and thousands of people are in custody, the German government is calling for the HDP to distance itself from the PKK. Sabri Ok (KCK) finds this hypocritical and opportunistic. ...

Turkey tops Council of Europe list for incarceration rates | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-04-09 23:31

Families of Roboski massacre victims renew quest for justice in Turkey

Rûdaw - 2021-04-09 22:47

Turkey imported arms worth 9 million euros from Germany

ANF - 2021-04-09 17:14
Germany approved arms sales worth 8 million 975 thousand euros to Turkey in the first three months of the year. The Berlin administration designated the information requested for Turkish drones as "state secret". ...

Syrian Orthodox monk in Turkey gets prison sentence for offering bread

La Croix - 2021-04-09 10:38

Assyrian priest in Turkey given jail sentence on terror charges - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-08 16:59

Top EU Officials Head to Turkey for a Reset | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2021-04-08 13:48

Rudaw: Turkey building settlement for Turks, Arabs in once Kurdish Afrin - PanARMENIAN.Net

Panarmenian - 2021-04-08 12:47

EU says ready on concrete agenda with Turkey for better economy and migration cooperation - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2021-04-08 00:13

Turkey jails ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid

Kurdistan24 - 2021-04-07 22:26

Another Kurdish politician sentenced to prison in Turkey

ANF - 2021-04-07 15:41
HDP politician Halide Türkoğlu was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for her membership in the now-banned KJA and Kurdî-Der organizations. ...

Turkey Arrests Admirals for Criticizing Canal Project :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2021-04-07 09:32

Saudi Arabia Should Sue Turkey for Stealing Prophet Muhammad’s Relics |

Asbarez - 2021-04-07 02:15

Roundup: EU says ready on concrete agenda with Turkey for better economy and migration cooperation - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2021-04-07 01:20

Turkey uses terrorism law to silence journalists: RSF - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-07 00:48

Erdoğan ally renews call to shut down Turkey’s top court - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-06 20:18

Syria’s Turkish-backed armed groups outraged over delay in wages

NPA Syria - 2021-04-06 13:59
ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – Turkish-backed armed groups conducted a demonstration in the northern countryside of Aleppo, north Syria, demanding their wages that Turkey has not paid for three successive months. On Monday, the city of Mar’e, north of Alep ...

US sanctions on Turkey for Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system come into effect tomorrow

ANF - 2021-04-06 11:15
The United States imposed sanctions on Turkey for purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia. The sanctions come into effect tomorrow, Wednesday. ...

Turkey arrests admirals, student for criticism - The Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2021-04-06 07:55

The Jerusalem Post: How Turkey’s Erdogan conned ‘The New York Times’

Justice for Kurds - 2021-04-05 22:57
In an enormous PR victory for the country that jails more journalists than any other in the world, The New York Times performed a shocking act of journalistic vandalism, crowing “Turkish Forces in Syria Protect 5 Million People” — subsequently re-titled t ...

Former U.S envoy James Jeffrey calls for realpolitik approach towards Turkey | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-04-05 20:25

Political prisoners in Turkey on day 130 of hunger strike

ANF - 2021-04-05 19:54
The hunger strike launched in Turkish prisons against the Imrali isolation has entered its 130th day. The solidarity hunger strike launched in Maxmur has been continuing for 109 days and that in Greece for 92 days. ...

Trump: ‘Great potential’ for expanded US, Turkey economic development | Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2021-04-05 08:03

Will 2021 be the year of thaw in international relations for Turkey? - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2021-04-04 21:03

Opposition groups arrest people in Syria’s Afrin trying to enter Turkey

NPA Syria - 2021-04-04 20:41
For the third consecutive day, Turkish-backed armed groups continue to detain a group of women and their children who tried to enter Turkish territory from #Syria's #Afrin via smuggling routes. The post Opposition groups arrest people in Syria’s Afrin try ...

Three Publications Now Available in Turkish for All Turkish-speaking Lawyers - Newsroom Turkey - Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards

COE - 2021-04-04 06:06

'Turkey First:' Erdogan's power push poses challenge for Biden

Yahoo - 2021-04-03 07:29

EU, Turkey call for better ties after tough 2020 | Reuters

Reuters - 2021-04-03 00:43

Statement by Anna Rurka, President of the Conference of INGOs: Human Rights Leaders in danger and shrinking civic space for NGOs in Turkey - Newsroom

COE - 2021-04-02 22:12

MEPs call for sanctions on Turkey over human rights violations | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-04-02 22:07

EU Sanctions Remain on the Table, Germany Warns Turkey Ahead of EU Summit. – The Organization for World Peace

Theowp - 2021-04-02 18:27

Swiss MPs urge the government to put pressure on Turkey

ANF - 2021-04-02 08:29
33 MPs of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland have called for pressure on Turkey in a letter which highlights human rights violations committed by the Turkish state in its own country and in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Armenia. ...

1.5 million euros awarded to plaintiffs from Turkey by rights court in 2020 - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-02 06:04

Erdogan ally calls for closure of Turkey’s constitutional court | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-04-02 02:23

Ebru Günay: "This is no longer just about the HDP"

ANF - 2021-04-01 19:03
"These proceedings go far beyond the HDP, they concern the future of Turkey,” said HDP spokeswoman Ebru Günay regarding the ban proceedings against her party and MHP leader Bahçeli's call for the Constitutional Court to be closed. ...

Call for action for YPJ fighter sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey

ANF - 2021-04-01 13:56
YPJ fighter Çiçek Kobanê has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey. YPJ Commander Newroz Ehmed said that the trial of Çiçek Kobanê is the trial of all women and vowed support for their companion. ...

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party slams German government for criminalising remarks | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-04-01 13:17

Turkey’s Dangerous New Normal for Human Rights Defenders

Theglobepost - 2021-04-01 09:53

Launching of a new online course for lawyers in Turkey - News

COE - 2021-04-01 09:53

Turkey slams US for its 'baseless' human rights report findings | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2021-04-01 00:54

Turkey's 'Saturday Mothers' on trial for protesting against disappearances | National Post

Nationalpost - 2021-03-31 12:51

Women in Stockholm protest Turkey's withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

ANF - 2021-03-31 12:25
Women in Stockholm protested against Erdoğan and the Turkish state for withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention. ...

For Turkey's strongman Erdoğan, trouble seeing eye to eye with Trump -

Csmonitor - 2021-03-31 06:16

Turkey, Russia, Qatar push for unlikely new Syria peace track - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-03-31 01:59

Webinar: What would the closure of the HDP mean for Turkey and...

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2021-03-31 00:58

European Council considers report of HRVP for a more ‘positive engagement’ on EU-Turkey relations - EU Reporter

Eureporter - 2021-03-30 13:44

Libya’s presidential council calls for Turkey to withdraw mercenaries from Libya | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-03-30 01:56

Hundreds protest in Turkey against Erdogan decision to withdraw from women’s treaty

E-Kurd - 2021-03-28 17:38
ISTANBUL,— Hundreds of women across Turkey on Saturday took to the streets for the second weekend in a row to protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to withdraw from the world’s first binding treaty to combat violence against women. Erd ...

‘Rule of law, human rights in Turkey remain a key concern for EU’ - english

Bianet - 2021-03-28 14:54

Turkey’s daily COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000 for first time this year | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-28 14:54

'Turkey First:' Erdogan's power push poses challenge for Biden | Financial Post

Financialpost - 2021-03-28 10:00

Representatives of diplomatic missions visit İHD to show solidarity with Turkey’s human rights defenders - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-03-27 14:22

Turkey’s central bank governor accused of laundering money for mafia, neo-nationalist gang - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2021-03-27 13:23

Turkey's "Saturday Mothers" on trial for protesting against disappearances | Reuters

Reuters - 2021-03-27 08:01

Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to join battle against ISIS in Kobani

CBS News - 2021-03-26 22:46
The Turkish government says it will allow Kurdish fighters in Iraq to join the battle for Kobani. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its coalition partners have ramped up their airstrikes against the ISIS militants in northern Syria. Holly Williams reports from Erbi ...

European Council Statement On Turkey Will Do Little For those Suffering Under Erdogan's Vicious Regime - EIN Presswire

Einnews - 2021-03-26 21:13

YPJ calls on the UN and international community to act for Çiçek Kobane

ANF - 2021-03-26 15:55
The deportation of Çiçek Kobane to Turkey and her sentencing to life sentence violate international law and the law of war, the YPJ said, calling on the United Nations to act. ...

EU summit agrees on further financial aid for Turkey

ANF - 2021-03-26 08:57
Notwithstanding the undermining of the rule of law and human rights, the European Union leaders have spoken out in favor of further financial aid for the care of Syrian refugees in Turkey. ...

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party under pressure as calls increase for its closure - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-03-26 03:23

Erdogan's push for power poses challenge for Biden - Turkey -

Haaretz - 2021-03-25 16:41

MEPs call on EU summit participants to end the appeasement policy towards Erdoğan regime

ANF - 2021-03-25 16:32
“The events of the last few days give rise to fears that Turkey, and in particular the country's democratic opposition, will face drastic deterioration of the current situation. This poses new challenges for the EU and the EP,” reads the letter by MEPs. ...

'Turkey First:' Erdogan's power push poses challenge for Biden | Reuters

Reuters - 2021-03-25 14:02

Turkey: Kurdish writer acquitted after being charged for 'insulting the president'

Freemuse - 2021-03-25 09:55

Kurdish forces blame Turkey for Euphrates River water drop in northeast Syria - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-03-24 11:18

USD/TRY: Difficult for Turkey to avoid another currency crisis – Society Generale

Fxstreet - 2021-03-24 11:18

Turkey on tenterhooks for Biden’s decision on Armenian genocide recognition | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-23 22:27

French journalist deported from Turkey for trying... |

Rûdaw - 2021-03-23 21:15

Unseated Turkey Kurdish lawmaker Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu appeals to top court

E-Kurd - 2021-03-23 15:16
ANKARA,— A Turkish opposition party MP said Tuesday he had applied to the Constitutional Court to cancel the decision to revoke his seat over a conviction related to a social media post. Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu was an outspoken rights advocate and MP for ...

Pompeo in Turkey for fraught visit with no official talks | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-23 11:21

It may be difficult for Turkey to avoid another currency crisis - SocGen

Forexlive - 2021-03-23 00:09

Trump skips turkey jokes, gives thanks for COVID-19 vaccines

WKYT - 2021-03-22 23:12

Selahattin Demirtas sentenced to another 3.5 years in jail for insulting Turkish president

E-Kurd - 2021-03-22 21:23
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader and former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HPD) Selahattin Demirtas on Monday was sentenced to three-and-half years in prison for insulting the Turkish president, state-owned Anadolu news ag ...

Demirtaş sentenced to 3,5 years in prison for “insulting Erdoğan”

ANF - 2021-03-22 18:40
HDP politician Selahattin Demirtaş has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for “insulting the president”. The background is criticism of Turkey's behavior following the shooting down of a Russian fighter jet in Syria at the end of 2015. ...

LEAK: Borrell report suggests new carrot-and-stick approach for Turkey –

Euractiv - 2021-03-22 16:52

UN Turkey "deeply concerned" for country's withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

ANF - 2021-03-22 11:34
The United Nations in Turkey expresses deep concern about Turkey withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. ...

Is Turkey gearing up for military move against Syrian Kurds? - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-03-22 10:01

Turkey rejects condemnation for pro-Kurdish party crackdown -

Daijiworld - 2021-03-22 06:26

Domestic violence: US condemns Turkey for quitting treaty

BBC - 2021-03-22 00:08
President Biden says it is a "disheartening step backward" for efforts to end attacks on women. ...

Turkey arrests Kurdish MP Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu who was expelled from parliament

E-Kurd - 2021-03-21 19:55
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities on Sunday arrested a pro-Kurdish opposition MP who had refused to leave parliament for several days after his seat was revoked, his party said. Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu “was brought out by force while he was in pyjamas and slip ...

Pro-Kurdish MP holed up in Turkey’s parliament for days detained

Al Jazeera - 2021-03-21 12:48
HDP lawmaker Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu had stayed in parliament for four nights to protest against stripping of MP status. ...

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish party officials, renowned rights activist - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-03-21 07:36
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