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Turkey?s unruly rule of law

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Firdevs Robinson

After ten years of the aggressive, ?Islam and democracy? experiment, Turkey is increasingly being torn apart between contrasting world views and life styles.

Writing about Turkey requires a conscious effort to avoid clichés.


57 students detained after clash at Istanbul University

from Hurriyet Daily News

57 students were taken into custody after a fight broke out at Istanbul University as a left-wing group protested heavy police action against student demonstrations in Diyarbakır.

Fazıl Say
Cover of Fazıl Say


Top PEN prize honors jailed Turkish rights activist

from Hurriyet Daily News

PEN American Center announced today that they had honored Ayşe Berktay, a translator, writer.


Turkish pianist sentenced for tweeting Omar Khayyam poetry (News)

from EurActiv.com


Motion may change minority school law

from Hurriyet Daily News

The abolition of the law preventing minority schools from selecting their own teachers has come onto..


Germany to compensate kin for neo-Nazi trial delay

from Hurriyet Daily News

Germany pledged to help offset additional costs incurred by the families of murder victims from the postponement of the trial of a suspected neo-Nazi killer cell.


Turkish PM refuses to comment as opposition slams Fazıl Say verdict

from Hurriyet Daily News

Reactions continued to grow today after a Turkish court convicted world-renowned.


Fazıl Say sought to ?humiliate religious values? with Tweets: Court

from Hurriyet Daily News

A Turkish court that sentenced world-renowned Turkish pianist Fazıl Say to a 10-month suspended.


English PEN Launches Campaign on FoE in Turkey

from Bianet :: English

English PEN is campaigning on freedom of expression in Turkey throughout 2013 to raise awareness of current threats to writers, publishers, translators and journalists.

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