Arrest warrants issued for 140 members of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeal

Hours after a coup attempt, the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has sustained 2,745 judges on July 16, based on suspicions of links to the U.S-based Fethullah Gülen, as dozens of high judges have been arrested. The government has announced that Gülenists were behind the failed coup attempt. 542 of these judges are… Read More Arrest warrants issued for 140 members of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeal

Pakistani social media celebrity killed by her brother

A social media star, known online as Qandeel Baloch, was allegedly strangled by her brother in what appears to be an “honor killing”, police and her family said on Saturday. Baloch’s raunchy social media photos challenged social norms in Pakistan, a deeply traditional Muslim country where women are often repressed by their family or the… Read More Pakistani social media celebrity killed by her brother

Over 150 dead as Turkish forces foil attempted coup

Forces loyal to Turkey’s government fought on Saturday to crush the last remnants of a military coup attempt which collapsed after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan’s call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. One hundred and sixty-one people were killed, including many civilians, after a faction of the armed… Read More Over 150 dead as Turkish forces foil attempted coup