CEO of collapsed crypto exchange given 11,196-year prison sentence

CEO of collapsed crypto exchange given 11,196-year prison sentence

A high criminal court in İstanbul has handed down a prison sentence of 11,196 years to Faruk Fatih Özer, the former CEO of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, for crimes including fraud, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Mother of 2 pushed back from Greece, arrested in Turkey

Mother of 2 pushed back from Greece, arrested in Turkey

A woman who was pushed back to Turkey from Greece, where she fled with her husband, daughter and 18-month-old baby to escape imprisonment on trumped-up charges, has been arrested by Turkish authorities, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported, citing Kronos...

Poverty line stands at 38,273 Turkish lira, exceeds 3 minimum wages combined

Poverty line stands at 38,273 Turkish lira, exceeds 3 minimum wages combined

Turkey’s poverty line, which refers to the total amount a family of four needs to live without feeling deprived of food and other expenses such as rent and utilities, has risen to 38,273 Turkish lira ($1,445), exceeding three minimum wages...

Von der Leyen: We need to bring aspiring members much closer to EU

The European Union needs to bring its friends, the aspiring members of the EU, much closer to the union and much faster, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote ahead of an informal dinner held in Athens, Greece, to...

Turkish courts overwhelmed by lawsuits amid rental crisis

Turkish courts overwhelmed by lawsuits amid rental crisis

More than 147,000 rental disputes were taken to court in the first half of 2023 as an increasing number of Turks are grappling with an unprecedented surge in rents, the Dünya business paper reported.

Hundreds evacuated due to flooding, landslides in Slovenia, Austria

Hundreds evacuated due to flooding, landslides in Slovenia, Austria

Emergency services in Slovenia and Austria were deployed in force on Sunday amid landslide warnings and other incidents caused by heavy rainfall and flooding since Friday.

Permanent departures from Turkey surge by 62.3 percent in 2022, official data reveal

Permanent departures from Turkey surge by 62.3 percent in 2022, official data reveal

A significant increase in the number of people leaving Turkey was observed in 2022, rising by 62.3 percent, reaching a total of 466,914 individuals, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) on Monday.

Former Kosovo intel chief sentenced to prison due to role in illegal deportation of Gülenists

Former Kosovo intel chief sentenced to prison due to role in illegal deportation of Gülenists

A Kosovo court has handed down a prison sentence of four years, eight months to the country’s former intelligence chief due to his role in the illegal deportation of six Turkish citizens from the country in 2018, the Kosova Press...