At least five people were killed in floods caused by heavy rains in the northwestern province of Bursa, officials said on June 22. The floods occurred in Kestel district, which has paralyzed life in the rural neighborhoods of Dudaklı, Narlıdere, Aksu and Kayacık.
Turkish security forces have reportedly killed a 20-year-old man for smuggling cigarettes in the southeastern province of Van. "Is death the punishment for buying two cartons of smuggled cigarettes from the border?” Görür's cousin Engin Görür told Duvar.
Istanbul prosecutors are seeking up to five years in prison for an assailant who ripped down a cross from the entrance of an Armenian church in the Üsküdar district in late May.
A main opposition CHP deputy has alleged that Turkish trucks are not allowed in Georgia without bribing the border police of $1,000-$2,000. CHP MP Kaya said that truck drivers are stranded on the border for 10-15 days unless they give this money.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking between three and nine years for a police officer who shot and killed university student Kemal Kurkut during Newroz spring celebrations in Diyarbakır in 2017.
Turkey’s Court of Cassation upholds life sentence for jailed Admiral Nejat Atilla Demirhan in coup case
Turkey's Court of Cassation has upheld an aggravated life sentence against jailed former Navy Mediterranean Region Commander Admiral Nejat Atilla Demirhan on charges concerning the July 2016 failed coup attempt. Demirhan has been found guilty of leading the coup attempt in the southern province of Mersin.
The AKP instructed Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MİT) not to provide the army with information regarding military officers dismissed over their ties to the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, according to former army chief İlker Başbuğ's lawyer İlkay Sezer.
An earthquake with a 5.6 magnitude shook eastern province of Bingöl on June 15, hours after a 5.7 one hit the city. The second earthquake's epicenter is the same as the day before, the Karlıova district, officials said of the quake that struck at 9:51 a.m.
Turkish Railways’ contractor for massive mall revealed to be son of State Supervisory Council member
The board chairman of a construction company the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) signed a deal with has turned out to be the son of a member of Turkey's State Supervisory Council (DDK). While the project is estimated to cost around 194 million liras, the company will be paying rent to the TCDD during the construction process.
Turkey is ranked 150th among 163 countries in Global Peace Index 2020 released by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The country registered an 8.3 percent increase in its incarceration rate in one year, from 318 prisoners per 100,000 people to 344, the institute's report said.
Twenty-six years after his death and the transport of his bones from one end of the country to the next, Sabiha Altıntaş finally received the remaining bones of her son following the results of a DNA test conducted on exhumed bodies in an Istanbul cemetery. Altıntaş's son Burhan joined the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in 1992 and she never saw him again.
The Turkish Federation of Women's Associations has urged Atatürk University to take action against one of its professors after he cited “being a girl aged between 6-8” and “the existence of seductive behaviors that develop suddenly at the girl” among the “reasons of domestic sexual abuse.”
A 20-year-old woman has told a local Kocaeli newspaper that she had been warned by the security personnel of a government library not to wear shorts on the grounds that "the manager was disturbed with such outfits." The provincial authorities have confirmed the report saying an investigation was launched into the incident.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that young men getting drafted for military service would receive COVID-19 tests. The minister added that depending on their test results, 182,000 young men would become eligible for deployment.
A Turkish man has committed murder soon after being released with a new parole law which was presented as a measure of protection against the coronavirus pandemic. The opposition and rights group slam the law as it excludes political prisoners despite favoring convicts who were involved with organized crime and attempted murder.