The situation in Turkey is worsening on every visit, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri said Feb. 22 during a visit to daily Cumhuriyet with other EU parliamentarians Elisabetta Pietrobon, Mariska Heijs and Jörgen Siil
Some 1,734 people have been arrested for “making terror propaganda” on social media since the failed July 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The human rights situation deteriorated markedly following parliamentary elections in June and the outbreak of violence between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish armed forces in July. The media faced unprecedented pressure from the

Özgür Gelecek daily’s Newsroom Editor Aslı Ceren Aslan was arrested on Feb. 21 in Şanlıurfa province. Aslan, who was detained on Feb. 18, was allegedly subject to physical violence and she was strip-searched twice during

 

Overpopulation in Turkish prisons in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt has led the Turkish Justice Ministry to introduce new regulations that would better prison conditions for inmates serving less than 10 years in prison

Turkey’s top spy to visit Germany: Report

Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head, Hakan Fidan, will visit Berlin in the near future as an invitee of the head of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Bruno Kahl, Deutsche Welle Türkçe reported on its website Feb. 13.

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