Wall Street Journal – Thomas Grove – Oct 10, 12:25 PM

A Turkish court sentenced Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak to two years and one month in prison Tuesday, declaring her guilty of engaging in terrorist propaganda in support of a banned Kurdish separatist organization through one of he

hrw.org – Oct 9, 11:07 PM

If it were a television script, any sensible producer would reject it as too far-fetched. Ten human rights defenders met on a small island in Istanbul for a training session on July 5. Yet instead of a regular work meeting, an Istanbul prosecutor

US Ambassador Makes Statement on Suspension of Visa Services

Making a statement on the suspension of visa services in Turkey, US Ambassador to Turkey Bass addressed an embassy employee being taken into custody and the Government of Turkey neglecting to give any information regarding the reason for the detention.
In the wake of US suspending all visa services in Turkey, President Erdoğan stating that Turkey taking the same decision was his order has said, “We are not a tribal state”.

Wife, Child of US Embassy Staff Allegedly Rejecting to Leave Consulate Building Detained

The wife and the child of the US İstanbul General Consulate staff, who is subjected to a detention warrant and refuses to leave the consulate building, have been taken into custody.
Police have intervened in groups that attempted to march towards the commemoration being held on second anniversary of the Ankara massacre with pepper gas and plastic bullets.
The world’s biggest publication meeting International Frankfurt Book Fair opens tonight. Turkey plays an important role in the events to be held during the fair.
20 bomb attacks 11 of which directly targeted civilians were launched in Turkey since 2013. 458 civilians lost their lives in the last five years.

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