Ankara's 34th Heavy Penalty Court has been established, and the court will initially solely try the cases of suspects who were former employees of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT). The court has yet to decide as to whether hearings will be open to the public, and a member of the court's committee has said that some hearings could be closed to the public for security reasons.
A report by the Ministry of Interior on sexual assault of migrant children went up by 736 percent, said, the Vice Chair of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Gamze İlgezdi. According to the report, the total number of children in Turkey including Turkish citizens who were victims of sexual violence increased by 43 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016.
Organized by the Hrant Dink Foundation, the conference titled "Social, Cultural and Economic History of Kayseri and the Region," to be held at the Hrant Dink Foundation's Havak Hall on Oct. 17-18, has been banned by Istanbul Şişli District Governorship.
The Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TÜRSAB) has won a lawsuit it filed against the popular hotel booking website booking.com. In 2017, the website was blocked in Turkey on the basis that it violated competition laws, and the injunction was granted. However, users within the country were still able to book international hotels, while it has also been possible to use the site to book hotels within Turkey with the use of a VPN.
Four years after twin bomb attacks in Ankara that killed over 100 people, survivors are still seeking medical treatment and psychological support. The trials of the 16 fugitive suspects are ongoing.
Three suspects have been released in the murder trial of Andrey Karlov, Russia's former ambassador to Turkey who was assassinated in the capital of Ankara in 2016 while attending an art exhibition.
28-year old Iraqi national Hadiya Hussein Zandinan is in a court battle to gain custody of her two siblings, aged 9 and 11, who were kidnapped by an ISIS-supporting family before being released on the street and taken in by state services.
A new finding was uncovered at the Büyük Höyük excavations which have been ongoing for eight years. A second monumental gate was found, suggesting the existence of a local kingdom which reigned over the region for a while.
Son of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and Etnosports Confederation Head Bilal Erdoğan spoke to CNN Turk on Oct. 2. Erdoğan spoke about the Etnospor Culture Festival, which will be organized at Atatürk Airport between October 3-6. In response to criticism about the relationship between the state and non-profit foundations, Erdoğan said that the government does not directly transfer funds to such institutions.
Miners who lost their jobs after the Soma mine disaster of 2014 have staged a protest in demand of their still-unpaid severance pay from the Soma holding and Uyar mining companies. Following the disaster, 3,500 miners were left without jobs and were unable to receive severance or retirement benefits.
While Istanbul awaits a huge earthquake, architects say the city’s century-old buildings in historical districts can be safer than reinforced concrete if they are retrofitted and maintained. But what kind of steps are required to make them safe?
Millions of people have the same question in their minds after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul last week: Is my building safe? How can I test the safety of my home? Here are eight key questions and answers about how to check the safety of one's building.
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.