Dubious decision to cancel March 31 Istanbul mayoral election win by opposition candidate Ekrem with absence of evidence that the vote was not free or fair.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Turkey. Regional turmoil and ongoing repression of the Kurdish minority remain contentious challenges. Occupy Turkey protests challenged the government in 2013. Also take a look at our articles on Occupy Turkey.
The recent ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after decades in power is threatening a key Turkish strategic project on the Red Sea.
CRNI is saddened to report that past winner of our Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award Musa Kart is once again a prisoner in Turkey this evening.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP set to accept recount of results in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner.
Turkey faces political reset after Erdogan loses control of capital, Ankara and seemingly set to lose Istanbul following this past Sunday’s local elections.
Marking six months since the shocking murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns.
Four Kurdish activists have died in prisons across Turkey since last week, in what lawyers and officials have called suicides over poor prison conditions.
Germany criticizes Turkey’s treatment of foreign journalists saying that such actions were “not compatible with our understanding of press freedom.”
Demonstration held against presence of Turkish forces at military barracks in Shiladze in governorate of Dohuk, leading to dozens of demonstrators arrest.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan, whose AK Party is facing major defeats this month in local elections, is being accused of behaving like a “dictator”.