EFD Rights Watch: Deputy PM’s belated April Fools Day joke: “The Turkish media is free enough

The Turkish media is free enough, Arınç

from Hurriyet Daily News
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has rebuffed criticisms that Turkey has problems in the area of freedom of the press, accusing those who say so of lying.

We now have the chance to turn all schools into religious schools, says AKP deputy

from Hurriyet Daily News
The ruling party now has the chance to transform all.

An Arrested Student Without an Arresting Story

from Bianet :: English
Law enforcement officials arrested college student Ezgi Özgün on the same day and for the same reasons as Sevil Sevimli, a French-Turkish student who had arrived in Turkey as part of the Erasmus exchange program. While authorities released Sevimli, however, Özgün still remains behind bars. ?Is justice not blind?? she asks.

?Help, Police!? to spot ?risky? police stations

from Hurriyet Daily News
Due to an increasing number of reported police brutality cases, the Progressive Lawyers? Association is establishing a telephone hotline for victims of police violence.


Şahin?s ?healthy pepper gas? remarks stir outcry

from Hurriyet Daily News
Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin?s remarks about ?healthy pepper gas? have sparked a fierce reaction among the families and doctors of police pepper spray victims.


Male Violence July 2012- Full Report

from Bianet :: English
Men killed 20 women, three other men and two children in July, according to bianet?s tally. They also injured 24 women and raped 11 more. Women?s husbands turned out to be their worst nemesis, as they were most frequently the culprits in cases of murder and violence

Other hostages of PKK forgotten, families say

from Hurriyet Daily News
The high-profile kidnapping and subsequent release of main opposition lawmaker Hüseyin Aygün has cast a spotlight on other people

Smuggler shot in head by police at check point in eastern Turkey: report

from Hurriyet Daily News
A cigarette smuggler has been seriously wounded after being shot in the head by a special operations police.

The Logic of State Abuse

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
If women are considered by the state to be properties of their families and communities, rather than individuals bearing inalienable natural rights, then crimes against them are defined by whether or not a social norm or socially defined status has been violated, not by whether or not the woman has been harmed. Society is harmed, not the woman….

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