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Court rejects ‘insufficient’ indictment on Soma mine disaster

Court rejects ‘insufficient’ indictment on Soma mine disaster

A Manisa court has rejected an indictment prepared as a part of an investigation into the death of 301 miners who were killed in Turkey’s deadliest industrial accident in May, finding it “insufficient.”

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

FEMEN member ‘blackmailed’ with sex tapes by ex-boyfriend

FEMEN member ‘blackmailed’ with sex tapes by ex-boyfriend

A Turkish member of the international activist group FEMEN has claimed that an ex-boyfriend blackmailed her with nude photos and sex tapes filmed without her knowledge

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

Expert report finds Turkey’s mining directorate at fault for role in Ermenek mine disaster

Expert report finds Turkey’s mining directorate at fault for role in Ermenek mine disaster

An expert report prepared for a probe into Ermenek mine disaster has found the General Directorate of Mining guilty of indirectly causing the accident

Comment(s) 11/26/2014

‘Public morality’ to become condition for Turkish citizenship

‘Public morality’ to become condition for Turkish citizenship

A draft omnibus bill will introduce a 'public morality' condition for citizenship for foreigners who marry Turkish citizens

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

Governor offers ‘apology’ to Turkey’s Chief Rabbi over synagogue controversy

Governor offers ‘apology’ to Turkey’s Chief Rabbi over synagogue controversy

Edirne Gov. Şahin stirred an outcry after proposing to turn a synagogue into a museum as a reprisal for Israel’s policies

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

Police crack down on CHP youth members in Istanbul’s Gezi Park

Police crack down on CHP youth members in Istanbul’s Gezi Park

Police used a familiar itchy recipe against an inoffensive public statement attempt at Gezi Park: Tear gas

Comment(s) 11/23/2014

Editors of Turkish dailies Star and Akşam removed

Editors of Turkish dailies Star and Akşam removed

Turkish media mogul Ethem Sancak, known for his close ties to the government, has fired three high profile managers of his various media outlets.

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

Historians refute 'mosque in Cuba' claim

Historians refute 'mosque in Cuba' claim

Ortaylı says Erdoğan’s comments on Muslims discovering the American continent before Columbus were “half-fantasy”

Comment(s) 11/21/2014

Turkish government to give more rights to the police

Turkish government to give more rights to the police

The Turkish government is set to increase the police’s authority in a draft domestic order omnibus code

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

VIDEO: Woman forced out of room after attempting to ask question to Turkish family minister at women’s summit

VIDEO: Woman forced out of room after attempting to ask question to Turkish family minister at women’s summit

The woman is reportedly a member of “We Will Stop the Murders of Women Platform”

Comment(s) 11/24/2014

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