A textile firm based in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ has filed a lawsuit demanding compensation from the family of one the company's deceased workers, who was killed during a worksite accident after he was electrocuted. The company demanded 147,952 TL on the grounds that Fedakar caused the company “financial and spiritual harm.”
Former Diyarbakır Mayor Selçuk Mızraklı from pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was sentenced to nine years and four months in prison March 9, a year after he was elected by a landslide and six months after he was replaced with a trustee. "The ruling on Selçuk Mızraklı will show the Kurdish people that they don't have the right to elect their own government," said Mızraklı's lawyer Mehmet Emin Aktar.
Turkish police's side-organization "Reinforcements" conducted nearly nine million body searches in 2019, an activity report by Turkey's General Directorate of Security Affairs revealed. The Reinforcements Directorate conducted 8,944,100 body searches in 2019, the report said, and some 1,171,188 security investigations and archive searches were carried out.
Online con artists, who continually implement new methods geared toward scamming social media users, recently tried to use a facsimile of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's signature in order to gain access to people's personal information. By using images of Erdoğan, his signature and the AKP logo, scammers claimed that regardless of the bank, those holding credit card debt of up to 2500 TL would have their fees returned to them.
Like thousands of other migrants, Ali and Haluk are attempting to cross the Turkish-Greek border after Ankara announced it would open its border gates with Greece and Bulgaria.
As thousands of refugees flock to Turkey's borders with the European Union, the Turkish NGO Human Rights Association (İHD) drew a report investigating the reasons why refugees are so desperate to leave Turkey. Amongst there reasons are unemployment, bad treatment and discrimination.
The Ankara prosecutor’s office has demanded aggravated life sentences for eight defendants accused of being involved in the killing of the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in 2016. The Kremlin said on March 5 Russia wants to ensure that both masterminds and perpetrators in the murder are found and brought to justice.
Turkey's Defense Ministry said two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others wounded in Syria's Idlib on March 5. The statement came just about an hour after Turkey and Russia announced a new ceasefire deal in the region.
Over 2 tons and 384 kilos of heroin were seized by Turkey's narcotic police and its Dutch counterpart in an international operation carried out in five countries, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu told CNN Türk on March 4.
Turkey’s Defense Ministry said late on March 3 that one Turkish soldier was killed and nine others wounded in Syria's Idlib region. With the latest death, 57 Turkish soldiers have been killed in the conflict in the region.
A design competition to transform the area outside Ankara railway station into a square commemorating 103 people killed during a peace rally on Oct. 10, 2015 has come to an end. The winner project seeks to erect 103 trees in the memorial square and the trees' trunks will be covered with bronze statues.
Turkish Defense Industries President İsmail Demir has said that HİSAR air defense systems will be operational in a week. "HİSAR-A and HİSAR-O systems will be operational within a week during our [Idlib] operation. It will add another dimension to our air defense," Demir said. While, HİSAR-A is a low altitude air defense system, HİSAR-O is a medium range air defense system.
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in Idlib, Turkish Defense Ministry said late on March 2.
Houses and business places of Syrian refugees in Turkey's Kahramanmaraş province have been attacked by a group of locals. The racially motivated attack came following the death of at least 34 soldiers in Syria's Idlib last week.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that although there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Turkey so far, there might be people who have been already infected by the virus and the authorities are not aware of them.