Ahmet Türk was attacked…

… while security officials were immediate. A tendency to tolerate “nationalist emotions”? Like sympathasing with the murderer of Hrant Dink?

Pro-Kurdish Politician Türk Attacked

from Bianet :: English
Ahmet Türk, former co-chair of closed Democratic Society Party, was attacked after a court hearing in Samsun. Türk was taken to hospital and underwent surgery because his nose was broken.
photo sources: Hürriyet



Kurdish leader assaulted in Turkey

from Yahoo news
SAMSUN, Turkey, April 12 (UPI) — A pro-Kurdish lawmaker was assaulted Monday in northern Turkey during a trial for shop owners who opened fire on protesters in December, killing two.

Justice for Ahmet Yildiz

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff

PHOTO from The Independent

Police continue to search for Ahmet Yildiz’ father, who is suspected to have killed his son for being gay. From Bianet:

Death of Convict in Prison – Suspicion of Torture

from Bianet :: English

Convict Kılınç died in intensive care where he had been brought from the Izmir 2nd F-Type Prison. Lawyer Paşa Bayraktar claimed that a crack running from Kılınç’s forehead to his neck and other injuries substantiate suspicion of torture.

Media’s Important Role for Hate Crimes

from Bianet :: English
Journalists highlighted the media’s impact on hate crimes such as the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Dink or the killing of employees of a Christian publishing house. The results of the referring studies were discussed at the Conference on Hate Speech and Hate Crimes last weekend.

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