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The number of suspects in the attack against daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan has risen to seven, with all assailants set to be transferred to court for interrogation by the public prosecutor responsible for terror and organized crime.
The 140-meter domestically built amphibious ship is the first of two sister ships planned as part of Landing Ship, Tank (LST) project.
Aydın Doğan, the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding, has said that Turkey’s largest media group “does not have to be pro-government,” amid rising pressure and violence targeting the company and its workers.
Suspected militants of the outlawed PKK abducted two Turkish soldiers in eastern Turkey amid a flare-up of violence between militants and security forces, the army has said
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the flow of Syrian migrants is now seen as Europe’s problem, speaking at a rally in Lyon province of France on Oct. 1
The Turkish parliament opened on Oct. 1 for a short session before elections in one month’s time, but the event quickly became the scene of protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Launching its snap election manifesto, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has pledged to restrict the power of the Turkish president to a “symbolic level,” lifting the controversial discretionary fund recently granted to Turkey’s head of state
WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have expressed grave concern over the violent assault on daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan in a letter addressing Turkish President Erdoğan.
Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, the chairwoman of daily Hürriyet, vows that the newspaper will continue its independent journalism despite two physical attacks on its headquarters in less than 48 hours. ‘We are not afraid, because you can’t do journalism by being afraid,’ Doğan Sabancı said in a public statement in front of the attacked gate of the newspaper on Sept 10, joined by Doğan Media workers. Here is the full text of the speech:
Journalists have rallied in Istanbul in solidarity with colleagues who have faced politically-motivated attacks and threats in recent weeks.
Hundreds of women have taken to the streets on bicycles in multiple events in western and southern Turkey to raise awareness of sustainable transportation methods.
A seed bartering festival will take place in the Urla district of Turkey’s İzmir province in October, aimed at protecting and reviving endangered seeds and enriching the natural wealth of the region.
The water has been cleared and schools of fish have been seen in a shallow section of a creek in Istanbul’s Asian side, which has long been a point of consternation over excessive pollution, after a cleaning project conducted over the last two months
Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) head Metin Feyzioğlu has condemned the physical assault on Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan, describing the attack as “fascism.”
A total of four soldiers and one special operation policeman were killed in separate attacks by the outlawed PKK in the southeastern provinces, with one succumbing to his injuries Oct. 1 at a military hospital
A total of 12 people have been killed after a public bus rammed into a bus stop in the Dikimevi neighborhood of Ankara, according to initial reports
The Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) over the violent assault targeting daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan.
Three AKP members implicated in a physical attack on Hürriyet columnist Hakan have been expelled by the party, the party’s spokesperson said
Turkey’s prime minister separately met the leaders of the U.S. and Russia on Sept. 28 to discuss developments in Syria, according to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s aides
The U.S. State Department’s first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI people, Randy Berry, has expressed the U.S.’s concern over the police crackdown on the annual Pride March in Istanbul on June 28.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has outlined a prospective foreign policy that would engage both “the Syrian administration” and “the Syrian opposition” in a departure from the Turkish government’s current course
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