EFD Rights Watch: “55 Students Arrested in 5 Days”

55 Students Arrested in 5 Days

from Bianet :: English
The arrest of 30 students supporting hunger strikes from Pamukkale University rose the total toll of jailed students in the past five days to 55.


In Turkey: The Ivory Tower Besieged

Workers Occupy Factory in Bursa

from Bianet :: English
1,500 union workers occupied their Renault car factory in Bursa, protesting a collective labor agreement. Attacks were reported on some dozen workers joining the protest from another factory.

Diyarbakir Mayor Osman Baydemir (2nd L) chats with pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) lawmakers Nursel Aydogan (3rd L), Ayla Akat (2nd R) and Sirri Sureyya Onder (R) during a protest in ..via

Kurdish mayor in Turkey confronts PM Erdogan

from Yahoo news
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – When Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged the existence of a “Kurdish problem” to a rally in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Mayor Osman Baydemir was among thousands who stood to applaud a momentous declaration. For decades, Turkey had refused even to recognize Kurds as a separate ethnic group. Seven years later, Baydemir, shaking with anger, blames


Angry Turkish Secularists Plant Their Flag at Trial

from NYT > Turkey by By TIM ARANGO
In Silivri, a trial of military officers has prompted protests and has raised concerns about the Islamist-leaning government?s commitment to democracy.

Turkey?s first police union faces ?police counterwork?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey?s Police Directorate annnounces that they have opened an investigation against..

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