Police viewed the activists in the Gezi Park protests as ‘morally problematic outsiders’

Diyarbakır-based Dutch journalist faces jail term for ‘PKK propaganda’

A lawsuit has been opened against Frederike Geerdink on charges of making propaganda on behalf of PKK

Indictment of Dutch journalist in Turkey heightens press freedom fears

Fréderike Geerdink, who has been accused of posting messages supporting the outlawed PKK, faces five years in jail

A Turkish prosecutor has formally accused a Dutch journalist of “terrorist propaganda” and asked she be jailed for up to five years, local media have reported. The move will deepen fears over press freedom in the Nato member state.

Hope for justice still frail in Hrant Dink’s 2007 murder case
CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
In the past, Dink’s murder was blamed solely on the so-called Ergenekon organization–an alleged conspiracy to topple the Turkish government, Saymaz said. Now the Gülen movement has replaced Ergenekon as the alleged sole culprit, he said. But Dink’s .

 

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş recently said these absolutely true words: “I first became a lawyer to defend the rights of my people against the oppressive state. But that was not enough. So I went into politics. I became a deputy. That was not enough either. So there is only one way out: We must make the state into a democratic system that nobody and no party can make in his or her ‘own’ state. The road to that is a constitution based on freedoms.”

Family kills lover of Mardin girl at Istanbul bus terminal, girl in critical condition

A young couple, who escaped from the southern province of Mardin to start a new life in Istanbul, was stabbed Feb. 1 at a main bus terminal in the city, probably by kin of the 19-year-old female victim.

Seeing diversity as a threat limits freedoms: Top Turkish judge

Head of the Constitutional Court Haşim Kılıç has warned that regarding differences and diversity as a potential danger against the state will make expanding freedoms in Turkey impossible.

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