Tag: crime

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Turkish court indicts 20 Saudis over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Turkish court has accepted charges against twenty suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The decision from Istanbul’s Heavy Penal Court, on April 11, came after Turkish prosecutors presented 117-page indictment accusing 20 Saudi nationals of involvement in the gruesome murder. Among those accused are […]

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At least 8 dead as gunmen target Turkish shisha bars in Germany

Eight people have been killed and at least five people injured following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau. An unknown number of gunmen opened fire at the first shisha bar, Midnight, located in the city centre about 10pm local time on Wednesday evening. It’s thought the same gunmen then […]

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Deadly shooting outside Turkish comedy night in Berlin

One person has been killed and four others seriously injured following a shooting late on Friday evening outside a Berlin music venue, German authorities have said. Unknown people opened fire around 11pm local time outside the Tempodrom, a multi-purpose venue near the city centre. The Tempodrom had been hosting a stage performance of Güldür Güldür […]

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Man charged with the murder of Canan ‘Mary Jane’ Mustafa

A man has been charged with two counts of murder following the discovery of two bodies in a freezer in East London in April last year. Zahid Younis, 35 (07.08.84), of Vandome Close, Canning Town, E16 will  appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 14 February for two counts of murder. Younis is […]

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Justice, finally, for the family of hate crime victim Sevag Şahin Balıkçı

A Turkish court has sentenced Kıvanç Ağaoğlu to 16 years and 8 months in prison for killing Sevag Şahin Balıkçı. Ağaoğlu was found guilty of ‘voluntary manslaughter with eventual intent’. Balıkçı, 25, a Turkish-Armenian citizen, was shot dead by Ağaoğlu on April 24, 2011 when they were both doing their compulsory military service in Batman […]

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Berlin’s Turkish mosque receives bomb threat

Far-right extremists threatened a Turkish mosque in Berlin, claiming they planted plastic explosives in the mosque complex. On Monday 26 November, Şehitlik Mosque received an e-mail from neo88@web.de, signed by Combat 18, a neo-Nazi terrorist organisation. The mosque belongs to Turkish-Muslim body DITIB (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs) and is located near to Neukölln and […]

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Turkish wedding convoy fined in Rotterdam

Turkish drivers taking part in a wedding convoy across the Dutch city of Rotterdam have been fined €3,000 for noise pollution and anti-social behaviour. Up to 30 vehicles are thought to have formed the wedding convoy on Saturday afternoon, beeping their horns as they made their way through the streets in the southern part of […]