Twenty-Two Migrants, Including Children Killed in Horrific Truck Crash in Izmir, Turkey

Turkish police forensic experts examine the wreckage of a truck, carrying migrants, after it crashed in Izmir, Turkey

Twenty-Two Migrants, Including Children Killed in Horrific Truck Crash in Izmir, Turkey

ISTANBUL – Twenty-two people, including children, were killed when a truck carrying migrants crashed in the western Turkish province of Izmir on Sunday, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. The mangled wreckage of the open-topped truck lay toppled over in a canal, some 20 meters below a highway from which it apparently fell after crashing […]

Deadly Fire at Girls Dormitory Kills 11 Students in Aladag, Turkey

Deadly Fire at Girls Dormitory Kills 11 Students in Aladag, Turkey

. . ALADAG – Turkish Authorities imposed a news blackout on a fire in a dormitory at a girls school which killed 12 people in southern Turkey, as an official admitted a fire exit was most probably locked.  The fire blazed through the three-story dormitory housing middle school students in the town of Aladag, in […]

Thousands Protest As Turkey Tries to Legitimize Child Rape

Thousands Protest As Turkey Tries to Legitimize Child Rape

. . ISTANBUL – Thousands of angry protesters marched through Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, Saturday, to express their disagreement with a proposed bill that would overturn men’s convictions for sexual assault if following the crime they married the victim. Protesters, many of whom were women and children, carried banners with slogans like, legitimizing sexual abuse, stop […]

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan Defends Detention of 3,495 Judges and Prosecutors

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan Defends Detention of 3,495 Judges and Prosecutors

. ISTANBUL – Turkey’s President Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has defended the sweeping crackdown that has seen the detention of thousands of judges and prosecutors following July’s failed coup, asserting on Thursday that it will boost the judiciary. President Erdogan, speaking at the presidential complex in Ankara to an audience of judges and prosecutors for the opening […]