Turkish model at work: glorious Turkish state cannot find a vehicle to bring Ahmet Şık to his own hearing while a compulsory filter program is on the agenda for advanced web censorship…

Journalists held a protest near the courthouse. The banner read 'We will touch even if we get burned.' DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL
Journalists held a protest near the courthouse. The banner read ‘We will touch even if we get burned.’ DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL


Journalist Şık Absent at Court – Transportation Mishap at Prison
On Thursday (14 April) the Kadıköy (Istanbul) 2 nd Criminal Court of First Instance held a hearing of the trial regarding the books “Understanding the counter guerrilla and Ergenekon” and “Who is who in Ergenekon“written by arrested journalists Ahmet

Arrested Turkish journalist Şık not brought to own hearing

by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
An Istanbul court has begun hearing the cases of journalists Ahmet Şık and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, broadcaster CNNTürk reported Thursday.

Turkish Democracy: A Model For Other Countries?
It is the Ergenekon case, which alleges that a ring of military officers and their accomplices were plotting a coup against the AKP government ? the government in which Bagis serves. In fact, the Turkish army always used to step in when it felt that

Journalists in Turkey decry crackdown on colleagues
CNN International
Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener were arrested along with others for having ties to the Ergenekon organization — investigated by the courts for trying to seize power. But many Turks believe that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government

Internet Should not Become the “Voice of Ankara”

The İPS Communication Foundation/bianet brought a compulsory filter program for all internet subscribers in Turkey before the Council of State. The new regulation enables the Prime Ministry Telecommunication Association to ban access to websites according to their own unpublished list of forbidden sites.

My opinion on the ?Imam?s Army,? the book banned before it was published

During my contacts with European parliamentarians, officials and Turkey experts in Brussels in the last week of March, I was posed questions about my opinion on the Fethullah Gülen movement in Turkey.

15,200 Files against Turkey Pending at ECHR

In 2010, a total of 15,200 applications filed against Turkey were pending before the European Court of Human Rights. Only Russia has more files pending. Turkey is the country with the highest number of convictions regarding violations of rights at the ECHR.

522 Unsolved Murders in Four Years

“Nobody who commits a crime gets away with it any more. Unsolved murders are not an issue”, President Gül recently announced. The Turkish Human Rights Report 2010 prepared by TİHV draws a different picture. 522 unsolved murders were registered in the past four years.


Wikileaks Turkey (5): Chronicle of a murder foretold

One of the most striking sections of the US diplomatic cables from Turkey, published continuously these days by the Taraf daily, is about the ?monster? — a deadly mixture of ultranationalism and racism in Turkey — which creeps in from 2004 onwards and spreads fear among all who endorse reform and culminates with the murder of the Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink.

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