Turkey’s Human Rights Record 2012 – Part I

from Bianet :: English
On the occasion of World Human Rights Day, Turkey’s two main human rights organizations released their annual torture reports, complaining that impunity on several torture cases encouraged the ongoing human tragedy in Turkey.

Turkey’s Human Rights Record 2012 – Part II

from Bianet :: English
On the occasion of World Human Rights Day, Turkey’s two main human rights organizations released their annual torture reports, complaining that impunity on several torture cases encouraged the ongoing human tragedy in Turkey.

 

Suspicious deaths of three soldiers raise serious concerns

from Hurriyet Daily News
Two suicides and one instance of ?friendly fire? have resulted in.

Parliament talks suicides in army

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish Parliament?s Human Rights Commission head, Ayhan Sefer Üstün, has noted that 175 private soldiers committed suicide.

Turkey’s New Party Questions Army Suicides

from Bianet :: English
Greens and the Left Party of the future, Turkey’s newest party, demanded the government to account for controversial suicides in the army saying that PM has for long kept quite on the issue.

 

Intellectuals to Meet Justice Minister for Selek

from Bianet :: English
Several intellectuals forming the “We should not keep silent” initiative for the jailed sociologist Pinar Selek submitted an appointment request to Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin.

10 Women Reported Murdered, 17 Raped By Men in November

from Bianet :: English
According to data compiled by bianet, 10 women, 4 men and 1 infant were reported murdered and 18 raped by men in November. Overall this year, male violence left 147 women murdered, 123 raped, 208 wounded and 126 haressed

Le harem et le sultan, Erdogan et la censure

by Acturca
Courrier international (France) no. 1153, jeudi 6 décembre 2012, p. 22 Courrier international, Paris Le Premier ministre turc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, s?en est pris récemment à la série télévisée à succès Muhtesem Yüzyil (Le siècle magnifique, fiction centrée sur le libertinage à la cour de Soliman le Magnifique). « Il est évident que cette série n?a

IPI Visit Highlights Press Freedom in Turkey

from Bianet :: English
International Press Institute representatives paid a 3-day visit to Turkey, enduring talks with government officials and NGO representatives on the press freedom and jailed journalists

State media regulation? Ask the reporters in Turkey’s jails how it works

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Peter Preston
When journalists make trouble for the PM in Istanbul, the tax inspectors or counter-terrorism officials soon appear in the newsroom. So now almost no one makes trouble
Here’s one truly educational stopover for Lord Justice Leveson when he flies back from the Australian sun. Take a transit break at Ataturk airport, Istanbul, and wander around a little. Talk to reporters, editors, publishers, tycoons and politicians (as I did last week). Then ponder the meaning of two small words that somehow got lost in your famous inquiry: press freedom. It seems so simple to you, I know. You need no lectures from Michael Gove. But prepare to be amazed ? and depressed.

 

New Campaign Aims to Push Government for Apology in Roboski

Signatures for Roboski, a campaign that dance choreographer and artist Zeynep Tanbay initiated on November 30 for pressuring the government to make a formal apology on the death of 34 Kurdish citizens in an air strike last year, has received wide national recognition including several intellectuals in Turkey.

AKP deputy says ?Muhteşem Yüzyıl? will be off air in 2013

The popular TV series based on the life of Ottoman sultan Süleyman ?the Magnificient? will be off the air if his proposal.

 

A Speech About Turkish TV Series in the European Parliament

by Emre Kızılkaya

During the Young Leaders’ Seminar, which was organized for the fifth time under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament this year, a Turkish Coffee Briefing was held in Brussels yesterday.

 

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