Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Nov. 20 an incident during a recent NATO drill where the names of the Turkish Republic’s founder and current president were used in an “enemy chart” should be investigated carefully.
Eleven bar associations in Turkey have raised concerns over the rising number of child sexual abuse cases, in a statement released to mark Universal Children’s Day.
Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya has called on the world to play its part in helping Syrian children.
The Interior Ministry has filed a criminal complaint about Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members, including six MPs, who attended a funeral of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
The court case in New York against Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab on charges that he violated U.S. sanctions on Iran through Turkish banks is a “political plot” against Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has claimed, a week before the key jury trial.
LGBT rights organizations said on Nov. 19 that they would launch a legal process against the Ankara Governor’s Office’s decision to ban all LGBT events in the Turkish capital.
Police have launched efforts to apprehend an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant who arrived in Istanbul to carry out an attack.