Enver Aydemir still needs our attention and Hrant Dink case, too

Disciplinary Fine for Detained Conscientious Objector Aydemir

from Bianet :: English
The Eskişehir Military Court imposed a one-month disciplinary fine on conscientious objector Enver Aydemir because of his refusal to wear prison clothes and disobedience of orders. Aydemir is not allowed for one month to see anybody else but his lawyer.

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

Fate of Dink trial


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.

Cage Action Plan Related to Dink Murder

from Bianet :: English
In the 12th hearing of the Dink murder trial the joint attorneys requested to investigate the “Cage Action Plan” with regard to the murder. The lawyers furthermore demand thorough investigations into all aspects of the case. International observers emphasized the importance of a forceful handling of the case.

Court asked to investigate Ergenekon link in Dink murder
Today’s Zaman
In addition to requesting information about possible phone and wired communication between the Dink murder suspects and those in the Ergenekon trial,

State Remains Untouched in Dink Murder Case

from Bianet :: English
In the 12th hearing of the Dink case, the joint attorneys of the Dink family requested to review the Cage Action Plan file. The decision was left to the prosecutor. None of the detained defendants was released. The court refused to hear intelligence officers accused of “neglect”.

YAVUZ BAYDAR – Dink trial, a glimmer of hope?

Being away from Turkey does not mean one can have the luxury of being distracted, at least for clearing the mind. I left for Dakar, Senegal, on a visit for journalistic purposes, and from today I will be attending a conference on media freedom in Marrakech, Morocco, to contribute to elaborating on the difficulties for journalists to exercise their freedom to write exactly as the profession demands, due to work conditions and ownership insensitivities of editorial independence.
Medics carry Bilal Temiz from Bursa, a Turkish worker of the ...

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.

(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Tekel, Neoliberalism, and the AKP

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff

civil disobedience actions from turkey:

by anticopyrighttr

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.


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More than 50 Percent of Women Work off the Record

from Bianet :: English
Women’s unemployment was discussed at the “EU Accession Process and Women’s Employment” conference held in Diyarbakır. A crucial reason for the high women’s unemployment rate in the south-east of Turkey is illiteracy. 66 percent of employed women work off the record.

Women Demand Equal IDs for Turkish Men and Women

from Bianet :: English

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 Releases Annual Media Freedom Report

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff

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.

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