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UN expert: Torture widespread after Turkey coup, overcrowded jails

Torture and abuse were "widespread" in Turkey in the immediate aftermath of the failed coup attempt in July, a UN expert warned on Friday while cautioning that prisons and police holding cells...

Erdogan calls on Turks to sell dollars and buy lira and gold

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens on Friday to sell their dollars and buy gold and lira, as the local currency continued to decline against the greenback and euro.

Erdogan warns EU about excluding Turkey from bloc

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stepped up his rhetoric against the European Union on Thursday, even as he insisted his country was still interested in joining the bloc.

Six arrested over Turkey boarding school fire deaths

Six people have been arrested following a fire at a boarding school dormitory in southern Turkey, including the director of the school, the Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday.

Report: 12 killed, 22 injured in fire at girls' dormitory in Turkey

At least 12 people were killed and 22 injured in a fire at a girls' dormitory in a school in southern Turkey, state-run Anadolu news agency reported Tuesday citing the governor.

Prosecutor files first indictment against soldiers over Turkish coup

An Istanbul prosecutor filed a first indictment to a Turkish court over the failed July 15 coup, accusing 62 soldiers of involvement in the attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported...

Turkey releases BBC correspondent detained in restive south-east

BBC correspondent Hatice Kamer was released by Turkish police on Sunday, a day after she was detained while reporting in the restive south-east of the country, the British Broadcasting Corporation...

Turkey detains BBC correspondent in restive south-east

Turkish police detained a BBC correspondent while she was reporting in the restive south-east of the country on Saturday, the network confirmed.

Erdogan hints state-of-emergency may be extended by three months

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Saturday that Turkey's sweeping state-of-emergency could be extended by an additional three months when the current period expires in January.

Turkey to reinstate some 6,000 teachers who were suspended by decree

Turkey will reinstate some 6,000 teachers who were suspended in recent months by decree, under the country's sweeping state-of-emergency laws, according to a key teachers' union citing letters...

Erdogan hints controversial underage sex abuse law will be reworked

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Friday that a controversial bill allowing sex offenders to see their convictions overturned by marrying their underage abuse victims would be...

Erdogan warns EU he can open border crossings to refugees

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey can open its borders with the European Union and allow refugees to cross, thereby threatening to reignite Europe's refugee crisis should...

Pro-Kurdish former mayor of Mardin arrested in Turkey

A Turkish court has arrested Ahmet Turk, the pro-Kurdish former mayor of Mardin, on terror charges.

Turkish court accepts terrorism charge against writer Asli Erdogan

A court in Istanbul on Wednesday accepted the state prosecutor's charge of membership in a terrorist organization against writer Asli Erdogan.

Erdogan defends Trump against criticism from US and Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared his support for US president-elect Donald Trump during a conference in Istanbul on Wednesday.