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Authorities accuse the Democratic Society Congress of links to the PKK militant group.

Three officers went on trial for killing lawyer Tahir Elci was while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in 2015.

Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

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Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second outbreak.

Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

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Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

Human Rights Watch called on Turkey to investigate alleged torture committed by police and "nightwatchmen" against over a dozen people.

Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

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Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

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ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

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Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey

One year on from local elections, 40 out of 65 municipalities won by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) are now under the control ...

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Five civilians die in Turkey bomb attack: governor

Five civilians have died a bomb attack in southeast Turkey on Wednesday.

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Turkey detains five more Kurdish mayors over 'terrorism links'

Turkey dismissed eight Kurdish mayors and detained five over terror allegations in a continued crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic ...

Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

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Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

A pregnant woman was among a number of civilians pulled alive from the rubble on Saturday, rescuers confirmed, as the death toll continued to ...

Jaclynn Ashly

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Istanbul mayor slams sacking of pro-Kurdish deputies by Ankara

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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

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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.

Erdogan accuses dismissed pro-Kurdish mayors of serving 'terrorists'

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Erdogan accuses dismissed pro-Kurdish mayors of serving 'terrorists'

Turkey's Erdogan defended his government's decision to remove three pro-Kurdish mayors despite widespread protest against the move.

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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 capital Ankara.

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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.

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Turkey 'neutralises' suspected PKK instigator of Erbil diplomat attack

Turkey said it had 'neutralised' a PKK member allegedly responsible for plotting an attack last week in Erbil that killed three people, ...

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Turkish MP's brother arrested over Iraq shooting

The autonomous region's security council first said its counterterrorism unit had arrested 'the main perpetrator' Mazloum Dag, the 27-year-old ...

Iraqi-Kurdistan counter-terrorism units arrest suspect in Turkish diplomat murder

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Iraqi-Kurdistan counter-terrorism units arrest suspect in Turkish diplomat murder

It follows the murder of a Turkish diplomat and two Iraqi officials in Erbil earlier this week.

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Turkey bombs Iraqi Kurdistan after killing of diplomat

Turkey said it destroyed PKK targets in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday after one of its diplomats was shot dead in the regional ...

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

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.

Pro-Kurdish MP injured protesting ban on Turkish party politicians

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Pro-Kurdish MP injured protesting ban on Turkish party politicians

HDP MP Remziye Tosun was hospitalised after being injured during a protest against a ban on members of her party taking up posts won in last ...

Pro-Kurdish party slams Turkey ban on mayors taking office

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Pro-Kurdish party slams Turkey ban on mayors taking office

The Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) asked the Turkish electoral council to 'show respect to the people's will'.

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