An Istanbul court ordered the arrest of author and prominent journalist Ahmet Altan on Sept. 23 as a part of the investigation into the Gülen movement, which was accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15, hours after his detainment for the second time as part of the investigation.
The bar association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has received the eighth International Hrant Dink Award, presented on Sept. 22 in a ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
An Istanbul court arrested a well-known Turkish professor over links to the Gülen movement on Sept. 22, 10 days after he and his journalist brother were detained over statements on a TV channel before the July 15 coup attempt that were deemed to “call for a coup.”
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
No doubt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s visible shift to pragmatism after his predecessor’s years of Islamist romanticism, and his efforts to soften the Great Turkish Divide on religious and secular lines, have won many hearts and minds both in the Crescent and Star and among its friends abroad.
An Istanbul court has ruled to merge a case in which journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül are being tried for allegedly aiding a terrorist organization and a case in which a main opposition deputy is facing similar charges in addition to a charge of supplying confidential state information
Turkey’s writers and artists continue to resist against all difficulties, struggling in an environment of terror, political turmoil and government pressure, according to veteran journalist Doğan Hızlan
Category: MURAT YETKİN
He was the ever smiling, unusually handsome, late-20s star of Turkish cinema from the mid-1970s
Former daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar has been named among the nominees of the European Parliament’s (EP) prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2016
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Turkey over press freedom, at an award ceremony of the Sanssouci Colloquium held in Germany’s Potsdam
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
One of the topics discussed at the cabinet meeting presided over by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was those who have been expelled from public work within the context of the fight against the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ)
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
When the state of emergency (OHAL) was declared, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan himself said it would “absolutely not be used as a practice against democracy, the law and freedoms. On the contrary, it aims to protect and strengthen these values.”
Basri Aktepe, a former top officer of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was arrested on Sept. 7 in Ankara over having alleged links to Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamist preacher who is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding the bloody coup attempt of July 15
Prominent journalist Ahmet Altan and his brother, academic and columnist Mehmet Altan, were detained on Sept. 10 for questioning.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey is living through extraordinary times, I would say, and the readers would ask, “When it was not?”
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the government for taking indiscriminate post-coup attempt measures and carrying out a “witch hunt” against independent media, academics and teachers in Turkey
New footage showing the assailant in the 2007 murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink as he was chatting with police officers in a tea room of the police station where he was brought after being caught surfaced on Sept. 8, a day after nine-year-old other video images related to the crime were revealed
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
One of the plotters of the July 15 attempted coup, the Air Forces “imam” of the Fethullah gang, Adil Öksüz, somehow cannot be found
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Complaints and news stories on the apprehension of the innocent alongside the real suspects are increasing
Footage published by a Turkish broadcaster appears to show that six former gendarmerie intelligence officers who are currently being tried over links to FETÖ were complicit in the 2007 assassination of journalist Hrant Dink
Category: FORK & CORK
There was once a myth that every devoted drinker had deep faith in: The rumor was the best rakı, the national distilled anise spirit, had to be from one particular distillery in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ
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