EFD Rights Watch: Zarakolu released; “ECHR Condemns Turkey Regarding Use of Pepper Gas in Peaceful Protest

Prominent publisher, 14 others released in KCK case: report

from Hurriyet Daily News
Jailed publisher Ragıp Zarakolu and 14 others have been released in the


Church Pastor Attacked in Istanbul

from Bianet :: English
Four people rushed into a Protestant church in Bahçelievler district and physically attacked the pastor, threatening and insulting him.


?Charter should include conscientious objection?

from Hurriyet Daily News
The new constitution being prepared is an opportunity to introduce alternative forms of military service and an individual right to object to using a gun or oppose all military service activities, conscientious objectors tell a commission working on the new charter, highlighting a European Council decision favoring such rights

There are no human rights for Roma people

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
I am very good at table football. The last match I had was in the US during a trip. My competitors were very surprised at my talents in this game. Believe it or not I was even better when I was younger.


Attitude towards Christians in Turkey

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by ORAL ÇALIŞLAR
Edirne?s governor on Sunday ordered the exclusion of Aleksandır Çıkırık, the pastor of a Bulgarian Orthodox church in Edirne, from a circle of officials holding hands as part of a gathering to attract attention to the deterioration of Edirne?s Selimiye Mosque.

ECHR Condemns Turkey Regarding Use of Pepper Gas in Peaceful Protest

from Bianet :: English
Turkey is to pay 11500 euro to Ali Güneş for violating Article 3 of the convention on human rights. Güneş was sprayed with pepper gas in close range and forcefully taken under custody in 2004.


Göktepe Journalism Awards Given

from Bianet :: English
Awards given in honor of Late Evrensel daily correspondent Göktepe were marked with a panel discussion on the problems the profession faces today in Turkey.


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