Turkish prisons overcrowded under Erdogan’s inimical rule

Turkey’s prison population has more than doubled in recent years, while the government jailed political opponents, lawyers and journalists at an increasing rate.
Recent figures from Turkstat, the government’s statistics agency, showed there were 291,546 prisoners at the end of 2019 compared to 120,194…

Turkey:Erdoğan’s war on peace - The Gergerlioğlu case

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu is everything Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hates. He is a disillusioned former Islamist, a member of Parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and a human rights defender. Hence the jail sentence of two years and six…

Somalia’s Delayed Elections Spark Violent Protests and Everything Wrong About the Farmaajo Regime

Somalia’s presidential election decision has yet to be confirmed despite lawmakers’ commitment to selecting a new president by Feb. 8. Tensions across the nation have risen dramatically -- on Friday, a protest march in the nation’s capital…

Turkey: Student Protesters at Risk of Prosecution

Turkish authorities have placed hundreds of student protesters under possible criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. The students were arrested during weeks of protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s appointment of an academic closely aligned with the government as rector of one…

The 'Badass Chief of Staff' of Turkey’s Opposition Faces Years in Jail After Challenging Erdogan’s Power. She’s Not Backing Down

By Joseph Hincks

Snow brings back memories for Dr. Canan Kaftancioglu. Of recess snowball fights in the Black Sea village where she grew up, of warming her hands at her…

Opinion: Iran at its worst as American is still being kept hostage

Opinion by Jason Rezaian

Every time Tehran finds a new victim to continue its 40-year habit of abducting foreign nationals as bait for negotiations, I am painfully reminded of my own captivity in Iran. But the ordeal of…

Erdogan regime condemned after human rights activist MP is jailed

The Erdogan regime faced widespread condemnation on Saturday after an activist member of parliament who exposed human rights abuses was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
Turkey’s Court of Appeal upheld the sentence on Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, a member of the…

Uncovering the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe

By Sami Moubayed

Tracking the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) affiliates in Europe has always been a difficult task. Their affiliation is rarely clear-cut and visible for all to see; it is hidden beneath layers of charity work and NGO activity, and often…

Turkey to strip immunities of nine pro-Kurdish deputies

Turkish Interior Ministry has filed requests to lift the parliamentary immunities of nine lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), including co-chair Pervin Buldan, over their alleged role in a series of street protests in 2014, dubbed the Kobane Incidents, Halk…

How Erdogan has monopolized the Turkish media landscape: report

An overwhelming majority of Turkish media outlets give little to no screen time to opposition pundits while allocating the lion’s share to a handful of pro-government figures, according to a report by media ombudsman Faruk Bildirici released on Wednesday.
“The Screen Monitoring…

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