Turkey calls Kurdish plea ‘treason’

Turkey’s President Erdogan condemns as “treason” a call by prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas for Kurdish autonomy.
A recent call for self-governance supported the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is “a political assassination attempt” targeting law order and societal peace in Turkey, a senior executive of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said
Investigation launched after plea for greater Kurdish autonomy as president calls remarks a “clear provocation”.
A recent call for self-governance supported by their party was a key to a substantial unification of Turkey’s peoples, a co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has argued, defending self-governance for the entire country, not only for southeastern Anatolia

Curfew Lifted in 1 Street in Sur, Lasts in 6 Neighbourhoods

The curfew which had been going on for 29 days in Sur district of Diyarbakır with one-day pause, has been lifted in Gazi Street.

Gay referee wins Turkey court case

Turkey’s first openly gay referee wins a court case after being sacked by the Turkish Football Federation in 2009.
JINHA correspondent Vildan Atmaca, who had been taken into custody and arrested while following up news, will be on trial without arrest. The next hearing will be held on January 21, 2016.
Investigation has been launched by Ankara Chief Prosecution and Diyarbakır Prosecution against Demirtaş, Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Hatip Dicle, Kamuran Yüksek, Selma Irmak and Sebahat Tuncel due to their statements with regards to self-governance.
President Erdoğan has defined HDP’s Demirtaş’s statements as “betrayal”, said “We will not allow it” as to self-government.
Erol Önderoğlu, one of Peace Group members going to Diyarbakır to make peace call said they are visiting grave of “Peace Messenger” Tahir Elçi*.
Two held over Turkey ‘attack plot’

Turkish police arrest two suspected members of so-called Islamic State over an alleged New Year attack plot in Ankara, officials say.
Turkey says it has foiled Isis plot to launch New Year’s Eve attack

Turkish police detain two suspected suicide bombers who it says were plotting an attack in Ankara

An Istanbul court ruled for the acquittal of all 35 defendants on Dec. 29 in the trial of 35 members of a Beşiktaş football fan group, çArşı, who were accused of organizing a plot to topple the government during the 2013 Gezi Park protests

Two Turkish editors released after first hearing over ‘inciting crime’

Two editors of weekly news magazine Nokta who were arrested over charges of “inciting an armed uprising against the Turkish government” were released on Dec. 29

Naji Jerf, the fourth Syrian netizen from the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently news collective, to be killed

Filmmaker Naji Jerf is the fourth Syrian netizen associated with the news collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently to be killed.

Students of Karagümrük High school, class 6-D have demanded lowering the price for their school trip and determining the price according to the budget of each student.

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