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The protest came one day before the annual March 14 Medicine Day, which is dedicated to health workers.
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[it says in the placard: “We follow the way of Dr. Che”. Minister of Health criticised the demonstration citing this one… E.S.]

Health workers protest Turkish government’s health policies

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Health workers and related organizations staged a demonstration Sunday in Ankara to protest the health policies implemented by the government during its nine years in office. 

Thousands protest new healthcare system in Turkey (SETimes.com)

news and photos in Turkish here.

other rights issues:

Banned in Turkey – Again!

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

This blog, along with every other one hosted on Google’s Blogger service, is currently not accessible in Turkey by court order. As was the case the previous time this happened, it appears that some blogs on Blogger are showing clips of Turkish football/soccer matches that cable provider Digiturk has exclusive rights to, prompting the provider to ask the court to take Blogger down. Turkey’s problematic (to put it mildly) internet laws allow for sites to be taken down wholesale, rather than simply blocking access to the offending pages. This was the case with YouTube, which was banned in Turkey for years because Google refused to remove a few videos that mocked Ataturk.

In Turkey, Thousands March to Protest Crackdown on Press Freedom

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU
The arrest of several journalists this month has prompted criticism of the government, both at home and abroad.

Worldview: Turkey’s crackdown on the press smacks of authoritarianism | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/13/2011 

Ocalan Threatens Kurdish Intellectuals and Musician

 

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