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Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to open in Istanbul.

The HDP is Turkey's second biggest opposition party, but the government accuses it of being a political front for outlawed Kurdish militants.

Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

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Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

Remziye Tosun was found guilty of treating wounded Kurdish militants from the outlawed PKK group during a 2015 Turkish army operation in the ...

Erdogan converts another former Istanbul church into mosque

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Erdogan converts another former Istanbul church into mosque

The Turkish president is set to turn another ancient Orthodox church into a mosque.

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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party vows to continue protests

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party, the HDP, has vowed to continue protests after its ‘march for democracy’ rallies, called in response to the barring of its MPs from parliament, ended.

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Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

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

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Turkey releases pro-Kurdish lawmaker detained amid ongoing opposition crackdown

Three opposition lawmakers were stripped of their MP status and detained last week.

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Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

Turkey has detained five mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP party.

Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey

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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 ...

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Five civilians die in Turkey bomb attack: governor

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

Turkey detains five more Kurdish mayors over 'terrorism links'

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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 ...

Anger as Turkey lawmakers set to introduce 'marry-your-rapist' bill

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Anger as Turkey lawmakers set to introduce 'marry-your-rapist' bill

A bill intended to grant amnesties for child rapists if they marry their victim is due to be introduced later this month in Turkey.

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

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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.

More than 200 detained in Turkey over Gulen links

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More than 200 detained in Turkey over Gulen links

Over 200 people have been detained in Turkey over links to Fethullah Gulen.

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Turkey's women MPs perform Chilean anti-rape song in parliament

Several women have been detained in Turkey for performing 'A Rapist in Your Path', an anti-violence song created by Chilean feminists.

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Turkish court re-convicts journalists accused of 'supporting terrorist organisations'

The 12 are former journalists for Cumhuriyet, one of the last remaining opposition newspapers in Turkey.

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Turkey removes more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) have faced removals from their posts and detentions since April this ...

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Pro-Kurdish mayor detained in Turkey

Azim Yacan, mayor of Ipekyolu in the province of Van in southeast Turkey, was arrested along with his deputy, and charged with 'terrorist ...

Turkey detains four mayors in Kurdish areas

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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 ...

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Turkish police arrest Syria critics under 'terrorist propaganda' charges

Turkish police have arrested people who have voiced their criticisms of Operation Spring of Peace.

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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