A coalition of international free expression groups has said that pressure on journalists operating in Turkey has “severely escalated” since the parliamentary elections on June 7
White Toros* Polemics

Prime Minister Davutoğlu upon the reactions against his words in Van “either terror groups or White Toroses will swarm” has said his words weren’t a threat claiming it was AKP that ended unidentified murders.
The international news organization VICE blacked out all of its digital and social channels for two hours on Oct. 21 in a move to show support for one of its journalists who has been under detention in Turkey for two months
Opposition party leaders have furiously responded to PM Davutoğlu’s claims an AKP gov’t would lead to a period similar to the 1990s, a period of inscrutable murders and disappearances mostly in the predominantly Kurdish-populated eastern and southeastern Anatolian regions.
In three months, 18 co-mayors from nine provinces and two provincial council speakers were arrested; one of them was put under house arrest; four co-mayors weren’t arrested but unseated.
Syria’s Kurds have incorporated a mixed town they captured from ISIL into territory they claim in the country’s north, a leading party said on Oct. 21.
Diyarbakır Bar President Tahir Elçi has been supervised released after his testimony was taken in İstanbul.
More than half of Turkish voters think the Turkish gov’t didn’t take necessary and pre-emptive security measures at the site of a peace rally in Ankara, where blasts killed at least 102 civilians, a recent survey of public opinion on politics shows
Insistent accusations from opposition leaders over a security failure leading up to the Oct. 10 double suicide bomb attack in Ankara have put Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on the defensive, as he accused the main opposition leader of not lending support to the interim government

Vice holds two-hour blackout to support journalist imprisoned in Turkey

Mohammed Rasool remains in jail despite worldwide concern and the release of colleagues Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury


The broadcasting of opening ceremonies, public speeches, survey results or estimates on the upcoming Nov. 1 polls will be prohibited as of Oct. 22 during the run-up to the election, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s main opposition party has submitted a parliamentary question about reports that there are 4,100 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) “sleeping cells” in the country.
The original target of the two suicide bombers who attacked a peace rally in Ankara on Oct. 10 was the headquarters of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
In this photograph taken Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015 photo, Yaman Akdeniz, a professor of law at Istanbul’s private Bilgi Universityand legal advisor to jailed journalist Mohammed Rasool’s attorneys, poses following an interview. In August 2015, Rasool, ..
One of last week’s most important issues was the Turkish government’s strong reaction against the United States airdropping military logistics to local forces, including the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) who is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Syria
Erospolis gives advice about slowly healing after the tragedy in Ankara

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