Sociologist İsmail Beşikçi says HDP and opposition parties must cooperate as the government seeks to exclude Kurds from politics through suppression tactics and official ideology.
The opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has accused the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of secretly meeting with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The CHP's accusations come one week after the AKP itself accused the CHP and the right-wing nationalist Good Party (İP) of doing the very same thing.
Activists say that the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe's initiative to prevent violence against women in Turkey, and other laws concerning the issue are not properly being enforced. According to Federation of Women's Association president Canan Güllü, nearly 50 percent of women that are murdered are in the possession of a restraining order.
Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) exceeded its 2018 allotted budget by 3 billion TL, with 99 percent of the budget being spent on personnel salaries, according to a recent report by the Court of Accounts. The Diyanet's 2018 expenditures amounted to 10 percent of last year's central government budget.
Turkey's Ministry of Justice has presented an initial draft of the government's judicial reform package to the opposition, with which Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül says includes an amendment to anti-terror legislation that will include additional protection for freedom of expression. However, legal experts who have defended a number of journalists say that this is not the case.
The families of the victims of the most deadly suicide attack in Turkey's history are suing the country's Minister of Internal Affairs on the grounds that state institutions were at fault for being unable to prevent the attack. However, an administrative court decided that the state was not in fact at fault and ruled that the families should pay the ministry's legal fees.
Opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called for contact to be established between the Turkish and Syrian governments. President Erdoğan and Syrian President Bashar al Assad once enjoyed warm ties, relations between the two countries fell apart after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, where Turkey supported the opposition groups that were fighting the Assad regime, believing the regime would soon fall.
After days of support and tolerance for Diyarbakır mothers protesting at opposition HDP offices in the southeastern city, another group of mothers took to the ruling AKP offices in Istanbul this time for their jailed sons and daughters who were military students during the failed coup on July 15, 2017
Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu resigned from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Sept. 13 with three other members of the party. Davutoğlu was referred to the Central Disciplinary Board of the party demanding his expulsion. Davutoğlu, as a former leader of the party, said he was resigning to prevent the situation where the leader of the party was expelled.
Pro-Brexit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson skips press conference in Luxembourg as Downing Street thought PM would not be able to be heard properly above protests.
An Iranian female football fan who set herself on fire a week ago after learning she would be getting 2 years jail time has died. Her story has been followed closely by Iranians around the world who used the hashtag “blue girl”.
Imprisoned Turkish novelist and journalist Ahmet Altan who has been sentenced to life in 2018 has been nominated for the £50,000 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction with his book 'I Will Never See the World Again,' made up of his prison memories
Translations of poems tell stories of pain and tears Romans had to endure after deaths of their youth.
Pianist Fazıl Say speaks out against criticism and speculations about a concert Erdoğan attended
The Astana trio, made up of Russia, Turkey and Iran met in Ankara this week. Again, the event consecrated the failure of Turkey's Syrian strategy.