EFD Rights Watch: Turkey?s interior minister calls Uludere victims “extras”. Another lower point for the AKP rule…

Minister points at Air Force for Uludere raid

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey?s interior minister weighs into the row over Uludere, labeling the dead villagers ?extras?…

Uludere and politics as a conspiracy

from Hurriyet Daily News
Uludere was a terrible event and has been a controversial issue from the beginning. Now, there is a new controversy concerning U.S. involvement …

Turkey: Poetic Commemoration of Uludere Airstrike Victims

from Global Voices Online by Stratos Moraitis
On December 29, 2011 in southeastern Turkey several Turkish Airforce F-16s bombed a convoy of Turkish Kurds on mules who were engaged in border trade, apparently mistaking them for Kurdish rebels. Thirty-four werekilled; the average age of the victims was twenty.

Human righs roundup:

Released Journalist Denounces Turkish Repression

New York Times (blog)

ISTANBUL ? Ahmet Sik, a Turkish journalist and author recently released from prison, says he is working with his lawyers to prepare for June 18, his next day in court, as he fights accusations that he was part of a plot known as Ergenekon

EP report urges women’s rights in Turkey

from Yahoo news

STRASBOURG, France, May 24 (UPI) — The European Parliament this week adopted a report urging Turkey to follow up on its recent work toward securing gender equality and women’s rights.


NGO report slams Turkish government

from Hurriyet Daily News

Amnesty International slammed the Turkish government in its annual report on several counts…


?Kurdistan? used in Turkish official document

from Hurriyet Daily News
The governor?s office in the southeastern province of Şırnak has become the first state institution to use the term Kurdistan in an official document.

14 More Conscientious Objectors

from Bianet :: English
At the end of Conscientious Objection Week, 14 people declared their conscientious objections following the march from Tünel to Taksim Square.

A l?université Galatasaray : l?étudiant Cihan, petit cousin éloigné du capitaine Dreyfus?

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne
Cihan Kimizigül, 22 ans, avait certainement buché dur pour  être admis à l?université  franco turque de Galatasaray (Istanbul). Le barrage hyper sélectif (cet infernal ÖSS)  donnant le sésame pour poursuivre des études supérieures «  est   un   entraînement d?athlète »  se lamentait  une postulante étudiante de Diyarbakir, venue chercher le calme pour  préparer le concours à   « la maison des femmes » de Kayapinar, où je l?ai  rencontrée le mois dernier.  Et être admis à Galatasaray doit exiger d?obtenir  un nombre conséquent  de points.

“Council of State’s Verdict is a Limitation to Press Freedom?

from Bianet :: English
?Using the word ‘guerilla’ is not a crime” said Gunaydın, reminding the ECHR case law.


Mr. Öcalan!

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
The Turkish media long had a habit of talking like state institutions in the news and in the comments they presented.

Public Servants on Strike

from Bianet :: English
Public sector workers went on a one-day strike and held a demonstration against government?s 3% rise in wages.

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