A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in Cizre in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, the sixth person to be killed in the largely Kurdish town in the last three weeks, security sources said. The spate of killings risk undermining confidence in a two-year-old peace process between the government and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a militant group that has waged a three-decade insurgency in pursuit of .
A district office of the Diyarbakır Provincial Education Directorate has controversially released the names and personal information of a total of 872 youths who were involved in crime or subjected to sexual harassment on its website.
The European Parliament has criticized the Dec. 14, 2014 operation against TV stations and newspapers with alleged links to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, in a joint motion that is set to be voted on Jan. 15.
Why and how did the police raid Turkish daily Cumhuriyet? What did it publish? And more questions answered…
HDP Group Interim Chairpeople Pervin Buldan and İdris Baluken submitted a proposal to form a “historical truth and facing commission” for the establishment of societal peace and justice.
Of Trucks and Free Speech

Trucks have crashed Turkey’s democracy in a traffic accident for free speech today.Police raided the printing press of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet at midnight and temporarily halted trucks to prevent the distribution of its Jan. 14 edition, which included a four-page selection of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in an act of solidarity for sake of free speech.

Miss Turkey 2006 has testified in Istanbul after sharing a page of a satirical magazine on her Instagram account.

Family demands justice for 14-year-old boy killed by police in Cizre

 

The parents of a 14-year-old boy who was shot dead by police last week in Cizre have vowed to pursue justice ‘in this world and the next,’ demanding that their son’s killers be prosecuted

A 14-year-old who was allegedly shot dead by police in the southeastern district of Cizre on Jan. 6 was directly targeted, according to a report prepared by the Şırnak Bar Association’s Human Rights Center.

 

An Istanbul court has arrested a policeman involved in the inquiry into the killing of Hrant Dink, the Turkish Armenian journalist

 

The court justified a ruling on the 11-month jail sentence given to an academic, arguing that insulting slogans are not free speech

 

Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has announced that accepting prizes won through gift draws is acceptable in Islam, though it has repeatedly stated that the lottery classifies as gambling and is against Islam.
Interior Minister Efkan Ala has defended the controversial new security draft, denying that it restrains citizens’ rights

 

TRT 6 Continues Broadcasting as TRT Kurdî

 

TRT 6, Turkey’s official television network in Kurdish since 2009 changed its name to TRT Kurdî.

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