Amnesty International

Istanbul Pride was last permitted to take place in 2014. Over 90,000 people attended a vibrant, inclusive and peaceful march where love and human rights were celebrated. Despite increasing restrictions on expression, the LGBTI community is defiant.

Turkey Has No Excuse to Ban Istanbul Pride March

Turkey Has No Excuse to Ban Istanbul Pride March … The Istanbul Governor’s Office has banned the Pride March since 2015, citing security concerns

Istanbul LGBT pride march will go ahead despite ban – organisers

ISTANBULIstanbul’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride march will go ahead on Sundayeven though the governorship of the …
SPoD LGBTI has announced that its office will remain closed for a while after its office was attacked and the police carried out a search in the office instead of intervening in the attackers.
hurriyetdailynews.com – Jun 29, 5:52 AM

It was good to see writer Mehmet Altan released two days after the June 24 elections, after spending nearly two years in prison, despite being sentenced to life imprisonment due to his alleged involvement in the July 15, 2016 military coup attempt

The verdict of release issued for the Co-Chair of the Democratic Society Congress Leyla Güven, who was elected Hakkari MP of the HDP, has been reversed upon the objection of the Prosecutor’s Office.
CHP MP Eren Erdem Arrested

CHP İstanbul MP Eren Erdem, who was taken into custody in Ankara with the instruction of the İstanbul 35th Heavy Penal Court, has been arrested.
Known with social media posts, Pucca has written that her residential address has been raided by police for writing “I’m servant of the Batı (West)” referring to her son Batı.
Çakıcı has threatened Karar newspaper owner and six journalists. Journalists have been assigned bodyguards and police have been sent to the newspaper building. Çakıcı’s lawyer has said that the decision has been suspended for three months.
Journalist Deniz Yücel, who was kept in prison for one year without an indictment, has had his first hearing. Yücel’s request for acquittal has been rejected.
Five people have been arrested in İzmir on charge of “insulting the president”. 12 people in total have been arrested in the city on the same charges over the last week. Five people have also been detained in Antalya on the same allegations.
A court in the western İzmir province on June 27 ordered the arrest of five people who allegedly swore at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ahead of a rally of Muharrem İnce, the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate.
Police Raid Sendika.org

Police have raided sendika.org news website’s bureau situated in İstanbul due to an investigation launched against its editor Ali Ergin Demirhan.

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