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Eight Soldiers ‘Suicide’ per Month

from Bianet :: English

Minister of National Defense İsmet Yılmaz answered the parliamentary question of CHP: ?934 military people committed to suicide in last 10 years?

1 Million People from İzmir Platform held a public demonstration against the thermal power plants yesterday and many parties, unions and non-governmental organizations participated the meeting.

1 Million People Said “No!” in İzmir

from Bianet :: English

People opposing Aliaga thermal power plants gathered together and said ?Extinguish the fire of Thermal, light the fire of Hıdırellez?

Turkey In Top Five of RSF ?Journalists in Jail? List!

from Bianet :: English
According to RSF report, Turkey is one of the top-five countries ranked in “the countries with the most journalists in jail?.

In Turkey, Fears of a Retreat on Women’s Rights

from NYT > Turkey by By DAN BILEFSKY and SEBNEM ARSU
Rights groups point to a recent spate of high-profile attacks against women to raise the alarm that Turkey is backsliding on women’s rights; they say progress is being undermined by Turkey’s flagging prospects for European Union membership and a Muslim-inspired government that is increasingly embracing the conservative values of the Arab world it seeks to lead. Photos

Domestic violence in Turkey on the rise, data reveals

from Hurriyet Daily News
Incidents of domestic violence in Turkey increased from approximately 48,000 cases in 2008 to over..

Turkey to adopt its first law on refugees

from Hurriyet Daily News
Aiming to adhere to EU norms, Turkey is set to adopt its first ever refugee and migration law. The draft bill, submitted to Parliament last week, has been welcomed by civic society and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)


24 year-old given 21 years for throwing molotov coctails during protests

from Hurriyet Daily News
A Diyarbakır Court sentenced 24-year-old Muhammed Bazancir to 21 years in prison and fined him 10,000 Turkish Liras for using molotov cocktails …


May 3, ?World Press Freedom Day? with 100 Journalists in Prison!

from Bianet :: English
100 journalists and 35 newspaper distributors were in jail in the first quarter of 2012. 21 people, including 12 journalists, were facing imprisonment of 254 years in total under allegations of “propaganda for an illegal organization”

Journalism Organizations Discussed Press Freedom

from Bianet :: English
Press Council, ÇGD, G-9 Journalist Organizations Platform, The Media Association, TGC, TGDP, The Federation of Journalists Turkey and TGS expressed the obstacles and solutions towards press freedom and freedom of expression issues in Turkey.

Government, AKP cool to offer for release of jailed MPs

from Hurriyet Daily News
Deputy PM Bozdağ says the proposed amendment contains ?many legal drawbacks,? while AKP deputy.

? 75,000 Compensation Penalty to Turkey for ?Death by Torture?

from Bianet :: English
ECHR has decreed that Turkey violated the right to life of Yelden who was tortured to death in custody 12 years ago. It has sentenced Turkey to pay ? 75,000 compensation to his family.

Students beaten, dragged during anti-AKP protest in Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
A group of university students in the Black Sea province of Samsun were beaten

4 Questions Not Answered for 120 Days

from Bianet :: English
Member of Parliamentary Human Rights Sub-Commission, Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Gök said, ? We couldn?t get any answer to our questions? at the meeting organized by Turkey Peace Assembly for the 120. day of Uludere Massacre.

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