A schoolboy, initially thought to be 15, was detained by police in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri for allegedly “insulting” President Erdoğan before being released when the court determined he was in fact 14.

İnci Sözlük’ün kurucusu Serkan İnci, Twitter hesabından ‘Cumhurbaşkanına hakaret’ suçlamasıyla gözaltına alındığını duyurdu.

In the latest report of Norway Helsinki Committee Freedom of Belief Initiative, it has been drawn attention to many problems ranging from distribution of public sources to djemevis not being recognized as chapel, from mandatory religious courses to the right to conscientious objection.
The website of the weekly Nokta magazine has been blocked after one of its articles allegedly defamed the AKP, a month after the office of the magazine was raided by police on allegations that the publication “defamed the Turkish president.”
An expert report prepared by seven experts from the Istanbul Technical University into the 2014 Soma mine disaster has stated that the owner of the mine and state institutions responsible for mining facilities, including the Labor and Social Security Ministry, were responsible for the tragedy that killed 301 miners.
To start a witch-hunt and to label people as “sociopaths” and even existing companies that benefit from it, can make a human crazy.
It was claimed that one of the perpetrators of Ankara Massacre was ISIS’s Emir of Antep province in Turkey.

US urges Turkey to uphold due process in journalist case
KSBY San Luis Obispo News(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). In this photograph taken Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015 photo, Yaman Akdeniz, a professor of law at Istanbul’s private Bilgi University and legal advisor to jailed journalist Mohammed Rasool’s attorneys, poses following an interv.


Turkey’s interim government and the main opposition have traded barbs over a series of talks between state officials and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), with the main opposition saying it has seen documents proving that the-then government gave concessions to the PKK

Peace rally bombing raises tensions in Turkey

Questions grow over who could have ordered the deadly attack as demonstrators in Diyarbakir and Ankara call for peace.

Attacks in Ankara: Same reality, different worlds

Whenever I hear academics preaching the discourse of “there is no ‘West’ and no ‘East'”, I know that there is the ultimate confidence and ‘superiority’ of a western passport behind it.

Kocatepe mosque, Ankara. Wikimedia/Bjorn Christian Torrensen. Creative Commons.On the ninth of October, I had a long discussion with a renowned European professor about Europe and non-Europeans, about the West and the East in a nice, neat café, somewhere in the Western Europe.


Continued suffering after bloodshed in Ankara

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