President might use designation in pressing US to extradite Fethullah Gülen, whom he accuses of trying to topple government
Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has officially designated the religious movement of the US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen as a terrorist group and said he will pursue its members, whom he accuses of trying to topple the government.
Turkish police have detained several activists and imposed a heavy presence three years on from nationwide protests against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Concern over deteriorating freedoms as Merve Büyüksaraç, 27, given 14-month suspended sentence for sharing a satirical poem on Instagram
A court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, through social media postings and handed her a 14-month suspended sentence.
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