EFD Rights Watch: Number of arrested students rise, KCK operations and more…

Number of arrested students ?on the rise? in Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
A recent report prepared by the Solidarity with Arrested Students Platform says that there are currently 771 students in jail in Turkey.


KCK operations hit KESK and Eğitim-Sen

from Hurriyet Daily News
Police have detained 58 people, including a number of leftist union leaders


Police Detain 65 Union Members in KCK Probe

from Bianet :: English
Law enforcement officials detained 65 members of the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK) in sweeping raids across Turkey on Monday morning as part of the ongoing probe into the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK,) sparking protests in Ankara and other cities. Officials reportedly asked the detainees why they chanted slogans against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP.)

Jailed Fener chair says he ?lost trust in the state?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Fenerbahçe?s jailed president Aziz Yıldırım continues to make staunch criticism to the state, saying .

Fallen soldier?s family rejects military burial

from Hurriyet Daily News
The family of one of the four soldiers killed in a clash with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK)

Workers criticize THY, union

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier, keeps on expanding its international routes but a recent labor..


All Acts of Protest Prohibited at Atatürk Airport

from Bianet :: English
The Atatürk Airport Security Commission decided to ban all demonstrations and acts of protest inside airport grounds. The move comes in wake of a decision by the Turkish Airlines (THY) to lay off 305 employees who had gone on a strike, while the head of the Turkish Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) also warned of safety hazards caused by a shortage of employees.


Government?s Soliloquy on the Human Rights Institution

from Bianet :: English
Human rights organizations decried the new draft law on the Turkish Human Rights Institution (TIHK) during a press meeting at the headquarters of the Human Rights Association (IHD) on June 14.


Nationalist group attacks Taksim transsexual parade

from Hurriyet Daily News
An ultra-nationalist group attempted to attack Turkey?s third transsexual pride parade participants.

Journalist Bedri Adanır Still Under Arrest After Three Years

from Bianet :: English
Journalist Bedri Adanır?s lawyers requested more time from the court where he is standing trial to avert a possible guilty verdict, as Parliament left deliberations on the Third Judicial Reform Package dragging until October. The next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13.


Male Violence May 2012

from Bianet :: English
Men killed 15 women and two infants in May, according to bianet?s tally. They also injured 32 women, raped nine and sexually harassed nine more during the same period.

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