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The Turkish court that ordered the release of 75 policemen 'has
taken instructions from Pennsylvania' [where Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen is based] a week ago; we have the [voice] recordings,' PM Davutoğlu has said.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the head of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), pledged to end poverty at his party’s rally in the Western border city of Edirne on April 26.
Turkey's Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) confronted a fresh attack when its election bureau building in the Altınova district of the western province of Yalova was attacked by armed gunmen early April 26.
A Turkish court has ordered the release of 75 policemen and a media manager who were accused of belonging to 'the parallel state' of the government’s ally-turned-foe Fethullah Gülen, a U.S. based cleric, but a judge reversed the decision, stirring debate.
As the entire country celebrated National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23 with various activities, the day which has a highly symbolic importance for the foundation of the Republic of Turkey offered a unique opportunity for political leaders to deliver messages on their primary issues
Ruling out the possibility of failing to enter parliament as a party in the June 7 parliamentary elections, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), considered by many as a kingmaker in the coming elections, has said it has no Plan B other than to clear Turkey’s 10 percent parliamentary threshold
Turkish President Erdoğan sends a trilingual message to today's historic religious ceremony held by the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul
Turkish authorities have blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over their initial refusal to remove photos of a prosecutor who was taken hostage by militants in Istanbul. In eight hours, all three social media giants complied with the court ruling and Ankara revoked the ban.
A Turkish official said that Google had removed the images of the slain prosecutor which the court deemed illegal
A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on April 13
Fifteen Turkish ecological activists could face up to seven-and-a-half years in jail after prosecutors charged them with public order offences over protests against the construction of a mosque in Istanbul last year, judicial sources said April 9.
A local court in Turkey’s Aegean region adopted the motion for a stay of execution regarding a tender to rent a forested bays located on one of the country’s most beautiful coasts, following previous orders regarding two other bays.
A group of protesters have locked the attendees of the ground breaking ceremony for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant to protest the construction of the plant in the southern province of Mersin.
Police dispersed Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) students on April 24 as they attempted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the events of 1915, which Armenia and a number of countries recognize as genocide, Doğan News Agency reported
A group of Turkish nationalists left black wreaths in front of Agos, the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly, in the early hours of April 24 in an apparently aggressive move against the newspaper, whose editor Hrant Dink was murder by a nationalist in 2007
A local court in Ankara has ruled for a stay of execution on the reconstruction plan of Ankara’s historic Ulus city center on the grounds that the plan does not serve the public good
An investigation has been opened into the artists who appeared in a short film commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Berkin Elvan, a young Gezi protest victim
Testimonies inside the indictment regarding the mining accident in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman’s Ermenek district that left 18 workers dead last year have revealed that the disaster was waiting to happen
A man who was tried on sexual assault allegations against a 70-year-old paralyzed and visually-impaired woman in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has been given a reduced sentence of eight years and four months in jail on the grounds of good conduct abatement
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has warned the condemnation of the mass killings of Anatolian Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces 100 years ago as “genocide” by Austrian lawmakers would inevitably have negative impacts on the bilateral relations between the two countries
After recalling its ambassador to Austria on April 22, Turkey has now recalled seven ambassadors to Ankara over the last few years for various reasons, including bilateral political strain or security concerns in those foreign capitals
The U.N. and Turkey officially launched the new Istanbul Regional Hub in a move that made the intercontinental city 'the second global diplomatic center after New York,' Turkish FM said
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