A Syrian activist who produced documentaries hostile to ISIL was assassinated in Turkey on Dec. 27, according to the group with which he worked, “Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”

A Syrian activist and journalist known for his work exposing the brutality of the Islamic State group (ISIS), was shot dead in broad daylight on Sunday in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Anti-IS activist gunned down in Turkey

An anti-Islamic State activist and filmmaker from the group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently is shot dead by assassins in broad daylight in Turkey.

Former rector held in Turkey’s Gülen probe

Former rector of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Sedat Laçiner has been detained in connection with a probe into the ‘parallel state’ group, police sources have said.
Turkish President Erdoğan has said the higher education body should do whatever needed following a brawl between two groups of students at Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) after one group attempted to perform prayers on a basketball court in protest at the alleged lack of places to worship on the site
Hundreds of lawmakers and journalists staged a ‘30-step march’ in Istanbul to protest the arrest of daily Cumhuriyet journalists over a story on state-owned trucks purportedly carrying arms to militants in Syria

Photographs of 11-Day Curfew in Nusaybin

Bullet holes remain from the armed conflicts during the curfew in Nusaybin which had lasted 11 days, also water and power lines have been damaged by the armed conflicts.
An Istanbul court rejected on Dec. 25 an appeal for the release of prominent journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who were arrested on terrorism charges, marking the second time such an appeal was rejected

Thousands march to reach southeastern town under curfew

Around 2,000 people have begun marching to the southeastern town of Cizre, which has been under curfew for more than a week, amid ongoing military operations against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in several southeastern towns under curfew

Phone Call Records of Soldiers, ISIS Members Released

Records of phone calls between some soldiers on duty on Syrian border and ISIS members have been released.
A 17-year-old construction worker in the Thracian province of Tekirdağ was arrested on Dec. 28 for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media
Arrested journalist Vildan Atmaca has sent a message through her visitors: “Although I am in prison, I am feeling Beritan’s fever”.
An investigation has been launched into a theology professor at Trakya University for downloading and storing child pornography after the provincial police department in Edirne was tipped off by the FBI
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once more called on the elected national assembly of the country to prioritize drafting a new constitution and debate over a transition into a presidential system, as he suggested the current parliamentary system has actually been nourishing “bureaucratic oligarchy.”

Joint Declaration: Peace for Children Right Now

Tens of NGOs coming together have asked for the conflict that lasts as of June 7 to be ended immediately.

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