Topic: Turkey

WIESBADEN, Germany — “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s Superman — yes, it’s Superman!” When on August 27 of this year, a four-meter-high statue, bundled up like a mummy in white wrapping, was transported to the[...]

ISTANBUL (New York Times) — The Turkish police forcefully dispersed a group of activists, some of them women in their 80s, over the weekend, breaking up a regular vigil in Istanbul to protest the forced disappearances of hundreds of[...]

DUSSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) — Journalist Mesale Tolu, released from Turkish prison in December but banned from leaving the country until this week, returned to Germany on Sunday vowing to continue fighting for colleagues imprisoned in[...]

By Eren Sarigul BERLIN (ESPN) — Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the “unacceptable” treatment of Mesut Ozil by the Germany football federation on Tuesday. Ozil, 29, withdrew from international football on[...]

ANKARA (Reuters) — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday, June 25, after his victory in elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in[...]

ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — According to preliminary results of the Turkish Parliamentary elections, two Armenians will be represented in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Garo Paylan has been elected from the pro-Kurdish[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — Turkish-Armenian Member of Parliament Garo Paylan (HDP), who is running for another term in the Turkey’s parliament representing Diyarbakir in the upcoming elections, has commented about the investigation[...]

BERLIN — By all forecasts, the outcome of the parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey will be close, so close, some say, that there could be a runoff for the presidency. If Recep Tayip Erdogan does not receive a clear majority[...]

By Amberin Zaman ISTANBUL (Al Monitor) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of an ethnic Armenian lawmaker in order to prosecute and potentially jail him, marking a further escalation of the government’s[...]

WIESBADEN, Germany — It is well known that Germany has received the largest number of refugees in Europe over the last years. But few realize that in addition to those fleeing war and terrorism in Iraq and Syria, are increasing numbers[...]