by the way, Mass grave in Mutki should not be ignored… A human rights in Turkey roundup…

Four heavy digging vehicles are being used for the excavations in the Mutki district in the province of Bitlis. DHA photo
Four heavy digging vehicles are being used for the excavations in the Mutki district in the province of Bitlis. DHA photo
Many human bone and skull fragments were discovered during excavations in a large trash dump in the Mutki district of Bitlis. Many fragments of bones and
The recent discovery of human bones in the Mutki district of Bitlis province has brought renewed attention to mass graves in eastern Anatolia

Defence of Taraf Newspaper Staff in 38 Trials

from Bianet :: English
Taraf newspaper journalists Altan, Çongar, Düzel, Kılıçgedik and Esayan and former employee Çiçek were among the numerous Taraf employees who gave their statements regarding 38 cases tried at the Kadıköy 2nd Court of First Instance on 28 January.

Turkey Takes the Lead in Europe in Violations in 2010

from Bianet :: English
Turkey ranks first among the number of countries convicted for rights violations by the European Court of Human Rights in 2010. Russia is on second position of the list of 47 countries. Main reasons for Turkey’s convictions were the fairness or the length of trials.

Turkey Failed in HRW World Report 2011

from Bianet :: English
The Human Rights Watch World Report 2011 reveals the countries deficits in freedom of expression. The number of trials against journalists increased again, provisions of the Anti-Terror Law are applied arbitrary, the report criticized.

Searching for a new paradigm in dealing with the Kurdish problem by Markar Esayan

by Markar Esayan
A recent article titled ?How would Gandhi solve the Kurdish issue?? elicited many comments from my readers. This is good. We are no longer a society which remains silent in the face of ?sacred taboos.?

Evidence scandal erupts in Turkey’s Ergenekon case

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
The Interior Ministry assigned two inspectors Thursday to investigate claims that evidence was falsified against a suspect in the ongoing Ergenekon case.

The racist of the year in Turkey

There is a group in Turkey fighting against racism and intolerance and they call themselves ?Say Stop to Racism and Nationalism!? or Say Stop.

President Gül Gives Green Light for Defence in Kurdish

from Bianet :: English
In his speech at the PACE, President Gül announced that defendants who do not know Turkish could present their defence in Kurdish. He emphasized the need for an entirely new constitution to be drafted after the elections.

Another Obstacle Prevents Progress in Hrant Dink Case

from Bianet :: English
The Trabzon Chief Prosecution revoked the decision of the Rize High Criminal Court to launch an investigation about Trabzon Chief of Police Reşat Altay initiated to determine who was actually responsible for the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Dink.

Time to look at unsolved murders

by Ali Bayramoğlu
The prime minister, while in the Ukraine, said in regards to the Hrant Dink murder, ?We caught the hitman, but we don?t yet know who holds the main controls.

Kurds Outraged about Racist Newspaper Article

from Bianet :: English
Posta Newspaper writer Candaş Tolga Işık was heavily criticized in several provinces for his article “Satellite dish terrorism in the south-east”. Protestors called for a boycott of the Doğan Media Group. Professional press organizations remained silent till now.

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