A former teacher currently standing trial over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) was arrested on Dec. 13 after police found around 4,000 videos and 19,000 photographs featuring child pornography in a search at his home in the southern province of Adana, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The Court of Cassation has ruled that a married man’s hosting of his single friends as overnight guests, without prior approval from his wife, is a reason for divorce and compensation.
The Turkish government has claimed that prominent imprisoned Cumhuriyet reporter Ahmet Şık was not arrested for his journalistic activities, in its defense submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Nov. 27.
More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Dec. 12 they would step up pressure on the world’s biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change.
The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced on Dec. 12 at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to clean energy.
The finance ministers of the European Union's five biggest economies wrote to their American counterpart on Dec. 11 to voice concerns over a US tax overhaul, saying Washington should adhere to "international obligations to which it has signed up".
Chinese authorities have collected DNA and other biometric data from the whole population of the volatile western region of Xinjiang, Human Right Watch said on Dec. 13, denouncing the campaign as a gross violation of international norms.
The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that his declaration of victory against Islamic State was premature.
A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport on Dec. 13 under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles from traveling to Southeast Asia for sex tourism.