Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Aug. 14, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
The number of people who applied for asylum in Switzerland last month fell by nearly 20 per cent compared with the sa...
Turkish diplomats wanted by Swiss authorities

Turkish diplomats wanted by Swiss authorities

June 19, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
Two Turkish diplomats have had arrest warrants issued against them for the planning of a kidnapping of a Swiss citizen.
Glarus police investigate mysterious death

Glarus police investigate mysterious death

May 14, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
Police in canton Glarus are investigating after a 30 year old Turkish national died in a hotel room in Näfels.
Turkey accused of spreading propaganda in Swiss schools

Turkey accused of spreading propaganda in Swiss schools

May 8, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
Turkish authorities are being accused of spreading propaganda in Swiss schools by using plays and reenactments to por...
Police employee convicted of misuse of data

Police employee convicted of misuse of data

April 24, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
A former Basel police employee has been convicted of stealing confidential information from the force’s compute...
Government urged to suspend Turkey trade talks

Government urged to suspend Turkey trade talks

April 17, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
The government is under pressure from a series of human rights groups not to sign a trade deal with Turkey until all ...
Kurd march ends with arrests and vandalism in Bern

Kurd march ends with arrests and vandalism in Bern

April 9, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
A march by Kurdish protestors ended with arrests and cases of vandalism in Bern on Saturday afternoon.
Turkish consulate hit with petrol bombs

Turkish consulate hit with petrol bombs

April 4, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
The Turkish consulate in Zurich has been hit by petrol bombs. A group called Barrikade admitted to the attack –...
Increased terror threat in Switzerland

Increased terror threat in Switzerland

Feb. 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Swiss intelligence services are warning of an increased likelihood of a terrorist attack in the country due to Turkis...
Turkish woman given citizenship after commune gets 'advice' from canton

Turkish woman given citizenship after commune gets 'advice' from canton

Oct. 19, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
A commune in canton Aargau has reversed an earlier decision to deny citizenship to a Turkish woman who was born and r...
Switzerland strengthens travel advice for Turkey

Switzerland strengthens travel advice for Turkey

July 28, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
The Swiss foreign ministry has tightened its travel advice for Turkey. It’s advising travelers they could face ...
Bern police to take no action over 'kill Erdogan' banner

Bern police to take no action over 'kill Erdogan' banner

May 9, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Bern police have decided to take no action against anti-Erdogan protestors who carried a banner suggesting the Turkis...
Mayday marches pass off fairly peacefully

Mayday marches pass off fairly peacefully

May 2, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Although the police were geared up for trouble yesterday – thousands of demonstrators took to the streets peace...
Basel police officer arrested for spying

Basel police officer arrested for spying

April 28, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
A Basel police officer has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Turkish officials.
Swiss government issues measured response to Turkey vote

Swiss government issues measured response to Turkey vote

April 18, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
The Swiss government is reacting cautiously to the referendum result in Turkey which hands almost dictatorial powers ...
Turkish nationals turn out for referendum in Switzerland

Turkish nationals turn out for referendum in Switzerland

April 11, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
Voting in Switzerland in the upcoming Turkish referendum closed over the weekend – and final figures suggest 57...
Turkey complains over banner at Bern march

Turkey complains over banner at Bern march

March 27, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
The Swiss ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to explain a banner on show at a dem...
Pro-Erdogan literature posted in Zurich

Pro-Erdogan literature posted in Zurich

March 21, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Some Zurich residents are complaining after pro-Turkish president propaganda was left in letter boxes.
Swiss authorities to investigate Turkish spying claims

Swiss authorities to investigate Turkish spying claims

March 20, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Swiss Federal prosecutors are to investigate allegations of spying on opponents of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip...
Swiss newspaper upsets Turkish government

Swiss newspaper upsets Turkish government

March 14, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
The Swiss tabloid newspaper ‘Blick’ has upset the Turkish president after publishing an editorial in Turk...
Turkish minister cancels Swiss visit

Turkish minister cancels Swiss visit

March 13, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
Switzerland has dodged a diplomatic bullet after the Turkish foreign minister cancelled a trip to Zurich.
Bern will not ban Turkish visit

Bern will not ban Turkish visit

March 10, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
The federal government has rejected pleas from canton Zurich to ban the visit of the Turkish foreign minister. The ca...
Calls to cancel Turkish foreign minister visit

Calls to cancel Turkish foreign minister visit

March 9, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
Zurich authorities are asking the federal government to cancel Sunday’s visit of the Turkish foreign minister t...
Convicted Islamic fighter extradited to France

Convicted Islamic fighter extradited to France

March 7, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
Switzerland has extradited a member of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria to France. The man has already served 10 ye...
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