‘Virginity’ reduction on incest rape imprisonment sparks anger

from Hurriyet Daily News
Lawyers and nongovernmental organizations have reacted angrily after the Supreme

2824 students are in prison, as the Ministry of Justice states. News in Turkish

 

Huseyin Aygun, a parliamentarian for the country's main opposition group, the Republican People's Party (CHP), gestures at his office in Ankara December 5, 2011.  REUTERS Photo

Huseyin Aygun, a parliamentarian for the country’s main opposition group, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), gestures at his office in Ankara December 5, 2011. REUTERS Photo

PKK frees kidnapped opposition lawmaker

from Hurriyet Daily News
Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Hüseyin Aygün was released by his captors nearly 48 hours following his kidnapping ..

Men Kill 20 Women, Three Men and Two Minors in July

from Bianet :: English
Men killed 20 women, three other men and two children in July, according to bianet?s tally. They also injured 24 women and raped 11 more. Women?s husbands turned out to be their worst nemesis, as they were most frequently the culprits in cases of murder and violence.

 

French-Turkish Student Sevimli Released, 2824 More Counting

from Bianet :: English
A court finally decided to release Sevil Sevimli, a student who was arrested after she arrived in the northwestern province of Eskişehir from France as part of the Erasmus student exchange program. There are still 2824 more students serving time in jail, however.

 

Radio host rapped by RTÜK for criticizing officer?s rape

from Hurriyet Daily News
The host of a radio show on Turkey?s Medya FM station has been fined by the country?s.

 

Turkish security forces blamed for killing 501st child since 1988

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch
Human rights groups blame riot police as teargas cartridge kills 11-year-old boy on way to buy sweets from local shop
On a recent summer evening 11-year-old Mazlum Akay left his home in Yüregir, a predominantly Kurdish neighbourhood in the southern Turkish city of Adana, to buy sweets at the local corner shop.

?The State is Responsible for Unlicensed Alevi Houses of Worship?

from Bianet :: English
Alevi Elder Muharrem Ercan questioned how their community would be able to construct licensed Alevi cem houses while the Turkish state still refuses to grant them recognition as official houses of worship, in response to a recent statement by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who called the Karacaahmet Cem House a ?freak.?

Kurdish Journalist Released in Wake of Judicial Reform

from Bianet :: English
A court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır ruled to release Ozan Kılınç, the former chief editor of the Kurdish daily Azadiya Welat, in compliance with new amendments that came into force following the ratification of the Third Judicial Reform Package in early July.

Turkish journalist charged with threatening judges
Reuters Canada
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

Turkish PM slams columnists, media bosses

from Hurriyet Daily News
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rebuffed Turkish columnists who criticized Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu?s visit to Myanmar ..

 

Kılıçdaroğlu wiretapped, CHP alleges

from Hurriyet Daily News
CHP?s senior officials claim that they are being wiretapped by the Turkey?s intelligence organization (MİT).

MİT denies wiretapping allegations

from Hurriyet Daily Newseta
Claims the Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader, his family and several other members of the Parliament were being wiretapped are unfounded ..

 

Freedom of the press

from Hurriyet Daily News
How Turkey lost its F-4 reconnaissance plane on June 22 is of course important.

 

Muslims want justice for Dink…

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by MARKAR ESAYAN
When Hrant Dink was killed by a 17-year-old boy on Jan. 19, 2007, we felt utterly miserable for losing our healer, one who was adept at repairing the ties of many Armenians like me and ?others? with our country. It was Dink who discovered me as an author and backed me at all times and motivated me with his exemplary attitude. He was a frank, bold, smart and conscientious man: a man of Anatolia.

 

 

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