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95 high-ranking soldiers detained for using encrypted messaging application

As part of the ongoing “FETO investigation” into the Gulenist Movement’s (named after the Muslim cleric living in the USA blamed by the Turkish...

Excluding SDF from Astana peace talks ‘huge mistake’ says Syrian Kurdish leader

The co-leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim has said it would be 'huge mistake' to exclude the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from...

Prosecutor seeks up to 225 years of prison for jailed HDP co-chairs

Co-chairs of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag are facing up to 142 and 83 years imprisonment respectively, state-run...

Kurdish political prisoner in Iran on hunger strike

The Human Rights Organisation Hengaw has reported that 28 year-old Kurdish political prisoner, Sehla Mihemediyani, has been on hunger strike since 6 January 2017. ...

Turkey cracks down on social media: 68,744 accounts investigated

Turkish authorities have investigated 68,774 social media accounts since the 15 July failed coup attempt. Judgements are being awaited in 17,862 cases where the...

Lavrov: All ethnicities should participate in dialogue

In today’s instalment of his regularly held press briefings Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to journalists on the Syrian peace process and the...

Turkey’s dismissed academics take to streets

Academics removed from their positions by government issued decree laws continue taking to the streets.The 'Street Academy', formed by academics expelled from their positions, convened...

Blast in Diyarbakir kills 4 police officers [updated]

A bomb exploded close to the Veterinary Faculty of Dicle University in Diyarbakir at 16.30 local time (14.30 CET). The blast occurred just as...

Turkey’s unemployment rate rises to 11.8% in October

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) reported on Monday that the country's unemployment rate increased by 1.3 percentage points to 11.8% in October 2016 compared...

EU committed to Iran nuclear deal says Mogherini

Federica Mogherini, the head of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said on Monday that the bloc would stand by its...

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