Cyber rights experts in Turkey warn that social media platforms are being used as informant mechanisms. In 2018, a legalized informant system was brought to life via an omnibus bill composed of 50 articles. The practice of awarding informants within the scope of the struggle against terrorism was expanded.
The lawyer for the family of Nadira Kadirova, an Uzbek national who was found dead in the home of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Şirin Unal last week, has said that Kadirova's death is suspicious and Unal is being protected by the state.
An earthquake in the Marmara Sea 70 kilometers west of Istanbul causes citywide distress as schools and some businesses close down for the day. Experts warn Avcılar-Silivri section of North Anatolian Fault may be on move as earthquakes become number one on country agenda after 20 years.
More than 5000 people were fined throughout Turkey for smoking in their vehicles on Tuesday, following instructions from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to outlaw the practice.
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.
21-year-old university student, who became Turkey’s sweetheart with the brave struggle against cancer she shared on social media, passed away late Friday.
Four foreign nationals were arrested in Kayseri for suspected links with ISIS. One of the suspects is believed to be the so-called “emir” of Iraq’s Tal Afar district.
The head of Turkish state railway İsa Apaydın widely criticised after many train accidents including the recent Bilecik guide train accident killing two has been dismissed
Locals in the Antalya district of İbradı have united in opposition to a planned marble quarry project in the area, after the mayor announced late last month that a cedar forest in the district's Karamıklı village was slated to be cut down to make way for the project.