ECtHR to Hear Case of Osman Kavala in Accelerated Procedure

The European Court of Human Rights has demanded defence from Turkey relating to the application of Osman Kavala. The court has ruled that the case of Kavala shall be heard in an accelerated procedure.

Reduction in Conditions of Acquiring Citizenship of Turkey

The amount of investments and purchases required to be made to acquire the citizenship of Turkey has been decreased.

Turkey Applies to Germany via Interpol for 848 Times in 797 Days

In response to a parliamentary inquiry of the Left Party, the Ministry of Justice of Germany has stated that Turkey has submitted 848 requests of search or arrest to the country via Interpol since the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Curfew Lifted in Siirt

The curfew, which was declared in five villages and neighborhoods in the district of Eruh in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt on the ground of an operation to be conducted in the region, has been lifted.

24 Airport Workers Arrested

24 of the workers, who stopped working in the construction of the 3rd Airport in İstanbul due to bad working conditions and occupational homicides, have been arrested. Four workers have been released on probation.

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