The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Musa Piroglu was protesting against the jailing of veteran Kurdish politician Leyla Guven when he was knocked over.

European rights chief pays controversial Turkey visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

European rights chief pays controversial Turkey visit

Rights advocates have raised concerns over freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary and access to the internet.

Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

At least 10 people were detained protesting the barring of three opposition lawmakers from parliament.

Turkey's political prisoners remain jailed despite thousands released

The New Arab

Turkey's political prisoners remain jailed despite thousands released

Turkey is keeping the lock on dissidents despite thousands of prisoners being released due to fears that prison conditions could encourage the ...

The New Arab

Turkish man kills daughter after coronavirus prison release

Women's rights campaigners had warned against releasing domestic violence offenders in the Turkish government's coronavirus amnesty scheme.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish lawmakers approve prisoner release law amid coronavirus pandemic

The new law excludes detainees charged under controversial anti-terrorism laws and journalists, politicians and lawyers in pre-trial detention.

The New Arab

Turkey urged to release journalists, activists amid coronavirus outbreak

More than 20 rights organisations have called for the release of prisoners charged or convicted 'simply for exercising their rights'.

The New Arab & agencies

Protesters seek justice for murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

Hundreds have gathered in solidarity with Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.

Ten things to look out for in 2020

The New Arab

Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as we enter a ...

The New Arab

Turkey detains four mayors in Kurdish areas

A Turkish 'counter-terrorism' operation saw the arrest of four mayors from the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party, reports confirmed on ...

Istanbul mayor slams sacking of pro-Kurdish deputies by Ankara

The New Arab & agencies

Istanbul mayor slams sacking of pro-Kurdish deputies by Ankara

Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party, who won in the June re-run of the Istanbul vote, called Ankara's move an act of ...

Hundreds detained in wake of Turkey mayor dismissals

The New Arab

Hundreds detained in wake of Turkey mayor dismissals

More than 1,000 arrests have followed the dismissal of three pro-Kurdish opposition mayors last week, a Turkish rights organisation has said.

Turkish police detain protesters against dismissal of pro-Kurdish mayors

The New Arab

Turkish police detain protesters against dismissal of pro-Kurdish mayors

Protests against a controversial decision to remove three mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP took place on Monday in Istanbul, Diyarbakir and the ...

Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

The New Arab

Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

Mayors and other members of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) have previously been removed from their posts and jailed in Turkey.

Mel Plant

'Too big to lose': Inside the battle for Istanbul

In-depth: For the first time in 24 years, Turkey's AKP lost control of Istanbul. Now, the battle is happening all over again.

The New Arab

Turkey's Erdogan attends Istanbul funeral prayer for Morsi

Thousands of worshippers, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took part in funeral prayers for former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in ...

The New Arab

Neil deGrasse Tyson says Muslims are fasting Ramadan 'wrong'

Popular American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stirred up a controversial debate on Twitter when he told Muslims they were breaking their ...

The New Arab

Turkish exchange student 'murdered by PKK' in Poland

A Turkish national has been arrested on charges of murdering a Turkish exchange student in Poland, in what some are claiming is a ...

Turkey court orders release of hunger-striking Kurdish MP

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey court orders release of hunger-striking Kurdish MP

Leyla Guven, 55, launched a hunger strike on 8 November in protest at the prison conditions for Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

The New Arab & agencies

Jailed Kurdish leader meets brother in Turkish prison

The jailed leader of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group was allowed to meet his brother in prison on an island near Istanbul on Saturday,

Turkey: EU overstepped brief on jailed Kurdish leader case

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey: EU overstepped brief on jailed Kurdish leader case

The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini on Thursday expressed hope that Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas would be freed soon.

EU hopes jailed Kurdish leader will be freed 'shortly'

The New Arab

EU hopes jailed Kurdish leader will be freed 'shortly'

The European Union on Wednesday expressed hope that Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on terror ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition leader handed four-year jail term

The New Arab

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition leader handed four-year jail term

Demirtas risks up to 142 years in jail if found guilty for the dozens of charges he faces, which rights groups call a "politically ...

Most Popular

Most Popular