Turkey: Syrian refugees lose hope
08 October 2022 | 5:29 pm
After ten years of fleeing and exile, disillusionment is spreading among Syrian families in Istanbul. Their hopes for an end of the Assad regime have disappeared.
Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala has been found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government by an Istanbul court. The rights activist was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
Human rights defenders won the case, and Turkey was asked to pay costs and damages for detaining the head of Amnesty International's chapter in the country.
A new bill, if approved, is expected to bring further restrictions on online freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey.
Inflation is a problem everywhere but in Turkey it is currently a staggering 73.5%, with no end in sight. Still, President Erdogan insists on maintaining low interest rates.
Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Turkey are turning the page on years of strained relations, exacerbated by the 2018 assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Face-to-face dialogue is the order of the day between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Turkey for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The trip comes as Turkey faces its worst economic crisis in decades.
Organizers of an LGBTQ Pride parade in Istanbul say 373 arrested there Sunday have been released. But a rights group said the high number of detentions showed the government had "declared war" on the community.
Finnish President Niinisto says Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden joining the NATO military alliance. Turkey says it "got what it wanted" after weeks of threatening to veto accession.
Osman Kavala has been in prison for almost five years despite the court demanding his release three years ago. The issue has formed a wedge between Turkey and the rest of the Council of Europe.
A potential Black Sea corridor to export grain from Ukraine tops the meeting agenda in Istanbul. However, the UN chief says there is "still a way to go" to clinch a deal.
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