EFD Rights Watch: Turkey, the country with most convictions at the European Court of Human Rights in 2011

Country with the most Convictions: Turkey

from Bianet :: English
The majority of judgements delivered by the European Court of Human Rights in 2011 concerned Turkey. Most of these decisions were related to violations of the right to a fair trial and to an effective investigation as well as long trial periods and ill-treatment.

“So-called Journalists are Police Murderers and Molesters”

from Bianet :: English
After the release of the RSF World Press Freedom Index, PM Erdoğan announced that his government had opened the way to freedom of expression. The PM said that people in the west were not able to understand the arrests of journalists because western journalists did not incite a coup.


Report lists unidentified murders

from Hurriyet Daily News
As the number of unearthed skulls continues to rise in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, a recent report by Turkey?s Human Rights Foundation (TİHV) showed that hundreds of unidentified murders were committed in Turkey, especially in the mid-1990s.


Will the Malatya massacre be also covered up after Dink?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
When I first heard the final verdict on the Hrant Dink murder case, a couple of thoughts crossed my mind. I thought the case had been completely covered up.

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