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President Erdoğan says the judicial process is continuing "clean" and "according to the laws," while lashing out at the international criticisms over freedom of the press
More than 100 people are detained following a police crackdown on a demonstration in central Ankara organized by a teachers’ union
Women have the right to chose to give birth naturally and that's all about it, Müezzinoğlu says
The stories of Armenians who survived the mass killings of the late Ottoman era have been gathered in a book titled “100 years… Real Stories.”
A parliamentary inquiry commission will vote Dec. 22 on whether to send the four former ministers the Supreme Council over graft allegations
The deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli district, Emir Sarıgül, resigned from his post on Dec. 19 after a row between himself, his father and former Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül, and current Mayor Hayri İnönü.
Kılıçdaroğlu has said he will not attend ceremonies held each year in Konya in honor of Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi, on the grounds that government officials have politicized the ceremonies
An attorney defending two men who were fined for unfurling a 'thief' banner at a rally for President Erdoğan, is now the subject of a legal complaint after arguing that his clients simply expressed their 'democratic right' to protest
A “debris of violation of rights has been created in Turkey by the practices of the government,” a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy head said in a statement released Dec. 10, the anniversary of Turkey’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Watch called on Turkish Parliament to reconsider the new measures introduced by the bill
Villagers in Yırca near the Aegean coal capital of Soma, who were unable to prevent the illegal cutting down of some 6,000 olive trees to build a power plant, have now been obligated to keep hold of the felled trees
A golf course already exists on the site in Belek, but the hotel is seeking to expand the size of the links with the clear-cutting, which has resulted in the felling of pine trees that are thought to be between 50 and 55 years old
A company that bought coal mines near Aydın’s Kuloğulları village in 2007 has converted the area into an organic olive grove with more than 13,000 trees
Turkish citizens’ expectations from the coming year are negative, according to a new Eurobarometer survey
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to its citizens currently in Lebanon or planning to travel to Lebanon, urging them to be “vigilant.”
A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a former ally turned arch-enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Prosecutors demand Gülen to be convicted on three counts from 15 to 29 years in prison
Ahmet İlhan Güler has accused former Trabzon police intelligence head Ramazan Akyürek of 'hiding' information about the attack
A woman tea-maker at the Youth and Sport’s Ministry in Turkey’s capital Ankara has been severely wounded after being stabbed six times by a male co-worker
Reza Zarrab, the controversial businessman involved in the bribery claims in Turkey’s suppressed graft probe, has withdrawn his defamation case against Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli
Turkey’s permanent representation in Brussels has approached the European Union to soothe concerns over the ongoing legal case
A visit to Iran by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Dec. 17 highlighted the two countries' opposing views on the Syrian conflict, though both said "dialogue" was needed to close gaps.
The prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, is set to arrive in Turkey on the night of Dec. 18
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