A teenager named Ahmet Gündüz was battered by police in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, and was barred from obtaining a medical report by the same officers. The prosecutor's office initially dismissed the criminal complaint regarding the battery, only to back down later upon the mother's appeal.
Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakır is nestled in Mesopotamia and has a deep legacy spanning millenniums and civilizations. A recent discovery on the 8000-year-old Amida Höyük archaeological site has unearthed an 1800-year-old heating system that was quite sophisticated for the time.
The health director of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa warned locals that hot peppers don't protect from coronavirus. The director also said that locals thought the heat protected from the illness, but that both were misconceptions.
A committee of main opposition CHP politicians said that the construction of a visitors' center on southeast Turkey's iconic Mount Nemrut was a betrayal to nature. The CHP committee noted that the site was pending assignment as a UNESCO geopark and that the construction was putting it in jeopardy.
Wife of slain Diyarbakır Bar Association head Tahir Elçi, Türkan Elçi will take part in the criminal case into the assassination as an intern lawyer. Elçi had been studying law before her husband's murder, and finished her studies this year.
Kurdish artist Zehra Doğan's work that she created during her two prison sentences between 2016 and 2019 are on display in Turkey for the first time. The artist was jailed on terrorism charges and gained international fame after finishing her second sentence and holding a show at London's Tate Modern.
Two women in the Haliliye district of Turkey's southeastern Şanlıurfa province were registered as members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) without their knowledge, a relative said. “My mother and sister-in-law said that they did not give their identity information to anyone. My mother does not know Turkish, and she is not able to read or write," the son said.
GastroAntep's opening ceremony featured a sparse number of chairs that were separated in accordance with social distancing measures, and the wearing of masks was enforced. That didn't stop a feast featuring some of the most beloved regional delicacies from being served. Amid the festivities, the elephant in the room was the country's increasingly-dire coronavirus epidemic that has spread to all major cities.
Police in the southeastern province of Şırnak are refusing to release the numbers of arrests for selling and using drugs amid a surge in illegal substances in recent years. "It has been determined that such information cannot be accessed on an individual basis," police responded to an inquiry by Duvar.
The southeastern Turkey province of Mardin will be "marking" COVID-19 patients and their close encounters with mandatory wristbands, the governor's office said. The province will fine anyone who takes off their wristband, as it was found to be a violation of the public health code.
A woman died in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir after witnessing a sexual assault on her daughter for several times. The rape survivor insists her mother's death was suspicious and says no legal action has been taken regarding her lawsuit despite her report of four cousins' systematic abuse.
Hacı Bişkin reports: The southeastern districts of Şırnak, Cizre, Silopi, İdil and Roboski have witnessed some of the highest increases in drug use in Turkey in recent years, resulting from a combination of unemployment, regional conflict, insufficient education, and mental health issues. Roboski has the highest number of drug addicts per capita in the region.
Some 61.1 percent of health workers in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır have considered quitting their job during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent survey revealed. An overwhelming 92.6 percent of survey participants said that they've experienced physical and emotional strain during this time period.
Police detained a total of 27 people in a drug bust in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, specifically targeting street dealers. Police confiscated guns, shotguns and a variety of illegal substances in the operation.
An ancient Hittite village in southeastern Turkey faces the risk of being submerged underwater because of a nearby lagoon construction. The 13th-century settlement is considered to be the world's "oldest sculpture studio."