Turkey?s Human Rights Hypocrisy

from NYT > Turkey by By TANER AKCAM
Turkey must atone for its own past crimes before lecturing others on human rights.

 

Court Suspends Proceedings Against Burroughs, Palahniuk Novels

from Bianet :: English
An Istanbul court ruled to suspend the proceedings against the translators and publishers of ?Snuff? by Chuck Palahniuk and ?The Soft Machine? by William Burroughs on Thursday, even though the official expert report vindicated the novels.

 

Use of police force at Diyarbakır rally sparks controversy

from Hurriyet Daily News
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)…

 

BDP finds no one to hold talks within AKP, Kurdish leader says

from Hurriyet Daily News
BDP?s co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş says there is a disagreement inside the ruling party on Kurdish issue and they can not find anyone to talk to within AKP

 

Bad Nationalist Habits Reemerge: Mor Gabriel Loses Appeal and State Takes Its Land

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
This post has been updated.
I?ve been following the attempt by the 1600-year-old Syriac Orthodox Christian Mor Gabriel monastery to defend its land against the state, which wanted it for the Treasury, and against encroaching villagers who claimed it for their cattle. The villagers accused the Christians of being un-Turkish and anti-Islamic. (click here for round one of the battle in the courts).

 

Media freedom up to ?public morals??

from Hurriyet Daily News
Justice and Development Party (AKP) proposal of bringing ?public morals? as a criterion .

 

Büsra Ersanli libérée ? des milliers de libérations attendues

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

 

Police Brutality Takes Hefty Toll in BDP?s Diyarbakır Rally

from Bianet :: English
The Human Rights Association (IHD) released a report concerning the rampant acts of violence committed by the police during the banned demonstrations organized by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) over the weekend in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Interior minister irks BDP MPs with ?pathetic? remark

from Hurriyet Daily News
Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin draws the ire of the BDP by defending police in Diyarbakır and calling BDP MPs…

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