Police forget to bring witness to Hrant Dink trial
Hurriyet Daily News
The 12th round of hearings in the Dink murder trial began Monday at the 14th Istanbul Criminal Court in Beşiktaş. Dink, a journalist of Armenian origin who
Regular readers of this column know that I have actively attended the Dink murder trial and that on days when there are hearings, my regular column is replaced by a small note of explanation.
Court asked to investigate Ergenekon link in Dink murder
In addition to requesting information about possible phone and wired communication between the Dink murder suspects and those in the Ergenekon trial,
Medics carry Bilal Temiz from Bursa, a Turkish worker of the state liquor and tobacco company TEKEL, on strike for the 55th day as some 200 of them continue a three-day hunger strike in protest of layoffs and loss of labor rights following the privatization of the company, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. Thousands of former employees of TEKEL have been staging protests in the capital since December, demanding a restitution of their rights.
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from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff
4 videos of 3 civil disobedience actions from two cities of turkey. the videos how tram stations are squated in istanbul and ankara and people used their transportation rights without paying. an another example from odtü ( middle east technical university) the students squatted the place where the gendarme was using as gendarme office & watch house for transforming there as a cultural center.
TÜRKÇE / TURKISH !!!
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Representatives of national and international women’s organizations demand the elimination of gender-based differences regarding indications on Turkish IDs. IDs for man and women should have the same colour, fields for religion and marital status should be eliminated, they request.
Bianet has now released its full annual report of media freedom violations in 2009. From the release: The process of the “Kurdish initiative” imposed a muzzle to freedom of expression. The 2009 Media Monitoring Report by the Independent Communication Network (BİA) Media Monitoring Desk revealed that 323 people, among them 123 journalists, were tried in the context of freedom of thought and freedom of expression.