A Single Person Arrested in Mob Attack Against Alevi-Kurdish Family

from Bianet :: English
Officials arrested the traditional Ramadan drummer as part of their investigation into the attack against an Alevi-Kurdish family in the eastern province of Malatya. Opposition deputies who arrived in the province also castigated the authorities for their inadequate response to the incident.

 

Officials Arrest a Single Person in Mob Attack Against Alevi-Kurdish Family

from Bianet :: English
Officials arrested the traditional Ramadan drummer as part of their investigation into the attack against an Alevi-Kurdish family in the eastern province of Malatya. Opposition deputies who arrived in the province also castigated the authorities for their inadequate response to the incident.

 

Turkey?s First Conscientious Objector Tayfun Gönül Passes Away

from Bianet :: English
Turkey?s first conscientious objector to mandatory military service passed away at the age of 54 due to a heart attack on Monday night. A doctor by training, Tayfun Gönül had made critical contributions to the antimilitarist movement in Turkey, according to his friends.

 

William Burroughs’ Turkish publishers’ obscenity trial postponed

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Alison Flood
Further ‘obscene’ books will be added to the charges, but Sel Publishing House claims it won’t be intimidated by the delay
The Turkish publisher facing obscenity charges for releasing a translation of a William Burroughs novel has vowed not to be intimidated by an Istanbul court’s decision to postpone the trial, despite the “sword of Damocles” which now hangs over its head.

 

European Court of Human Rights Convicts Turkey of Torture

from Bianet :: English
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sentenced Turkey to pay a fine in the amount of 45,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damages to Tamer Taylan, a casino operator who was tortured by the police in 2000.

 

Turkish journalist charged with threatening judges

Chicago Tribune

It said an Istanbul court accepted an indictment from prosecutors seeking a seven-year prison term for the new charges against Ahmet Sik, who was released in March after more than a year awaiting trial in the “Ergenekon” case, which involves a web of


Family planning article to be omitted in new charter

from Hurriyet Daily News
At a time when Prime Minister Erdoğan has frequently called for women to have

Court Adjourns Selek Trial, Rejects Plea in Kurdish

from Bianet :: English
An Istanbul court ruled to adjourn the case of sociologist and writer Pınar Selek, who has gone through a grueling 14 year long trial in connection with a blast in Istanbul?s Spice Bazaar in 1998, despite three verdicts of acquittal in her favor. The court also denied suspect Maşallah Yağan the right to plea in Kurdish.

Court Relieves Kurdish Mayor of His Duties

from Bianet :: English
The Council of State ruled to dismiss Mayor Selim Sadak of the southeastern province of Siirt from his post following an appeal by the Ministry of Interior in relation to a 10 month long prison sentence he received on terrorism related charges.

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