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Letter “Q” Constitutes Element of Crime

from Bianet :: English
Sociologist Beşikçi and Layer Şimşek are accused of “spreading propaganda for the PKK”. In the second hearing of the case, the prosecutor saw an element of crime in the use of the letter “q”, which is not part of the Turkish but of the Kurdish alphabet.

Turkey and press freedom: Publish and be damned | The Economist

Report from Turkey: Hrant Dink’s Spirit Lives
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Like Orhan Pamuk, he has written about and acknowledged the Genocide, but unlike him, he continues to live full time in Turkey.

Media and Education’s Crucial Role in Struggle against Hate Crime

from Bianet :: English
The new media was considered as especially problematic at the meeting on “Hate Speech and Hate Crime” in Ankara on 6 November. It was mentioned that raising awareness in the local media and education system is an important part of the struggle against hate crime.

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Trying Evren, a challenge for judiciary?

During the process leading up to the Sept. 12 referendum on government-sponsored reforms, many were hoping that the perpetrators of the Sept. 12, 1980, military coup would be brought before the judiciary thanks to the elimination of an article in the Constitution that prevented any legal action being taken against the coup generals.

Kurdish is a part of Turkish culture, says Gül

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Kurdish culture is a part of the fabric of the Turkish nation but should not be used as a tool to achieve political ends, Turkish President Abdullah Gül told journalists Thursday.

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