The Sivas massacre, an arson attack on mostly Alevi intellectuals inside the city’s Madımak Hotel staged by radical Islamists that killed 33 intellectuals and two hotel personnel, was commemorated on its 22nd anniversary on July 2 in Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Sivas
A CHP deputy has slammed a huge police operation in Roma neighborhoods in the northwestern province of Edirne, saying the raid aimed to ‘fuel ethnic discrimination’ and ‘advertise the police forces in the media’
HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş said: “We casted 50 votes for Deniz Baykal. We wish the best for MHP. CHP Spokesperson Haluk Koç remarked:” A political party’s leader served the position of Speaker on a silver platter to AKP.
The leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which has become key to the imminent election of Turkey’s new parliament speaker, has left the door open to forming a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), while defining three strict preconditions for such an agreement
The Alevi community in the town of Yazıkonak in the eastern province of Elazığ has expressed concerns after six Alevi homes in the town were tagged with yellow paint. Homes in the town belonging to people from the eastern province of Tunceli were among those which were tagged on their outer walls on Yazıkonak’s Belediye Street
Istanbul police dispersed LGBTI Pride Parade participants with tear gas and water cannon on June 28 before a much-anticipated march even started, as celebrants were ready with rainbow-colored flags and placards to march along Istanbul’s central İstiklal Avenue
Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said he has “no guilty conscience” over attending a ceremony where controversial Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, embroiled in Turkey’s Dec. 2013 corruption probe, was awarded for his company’s high export performance
After being jailed due to his novel “The Imam’s Army”, journalist Ahmet Şık will stand trial in October for allegedly insulting former minister Binali Yıldırım in his novel “We Walked These Roads in Parallel”.