The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Dec. 1 that Turkey had violated conventions on freedom of expression when it banned YouTube for more than two years
Recrimination continues between HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş and Prime Minister Davutoğlu as to who the perpetrator is.
Today’s work shift of the 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance of Istanbul consists of law suits filed by President Erdoğan and his family against journalists.
Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, whose top two journalists were arrested last week on charges of espionage and terrorist propaganda, is facing an investigation into its tax accounts, its chief executive said
A damaged cartridge that might be from the bullet that killed Diyarbakır Bar Association head Tahir Elçi on Nov. 28 has been found at the scene of the murder, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Dec. 1

Tahir Elci, Human Rights Defender

On Saturday, just after delivering a speech calling for peace, Tahir Elçi was shot dead by an unknown gunman.
Congregating upon the arrest of Dündar and Gül from Cumhuriyet daily, organizations for freedom of press and expression have made a call on President Erdoğan for releasing the arrested journalists and pressuring national and international organizations in favor of freedom of press in Turkey.

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