Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

World / Crime & Legal Jun 24, 2019

Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

Sixteen leading Turkish civil society leaders appeared in court Monday, accused of seeking to overthrow the government during the "Gezi Park" protests of 2013, in a trial dubbed an absurd sham by critics. The group includes renowned businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, whose detention since ...

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus will continue despite warning

Business Jun 17, 2019

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus will continue despite warning

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after Southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop. "We continue and will continue to search in those areas that are ours," Erdogan said during a televised speech ...

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

World Jun 17, 2019

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with "heavy weapons" after the artillery attack in Idlib province. Syrian forces launched an offensive to take the last ...