The Turkish defense minister said that 166 soldiers have committed suicide or been killed in accidents across the country in the last year and a half
According to Statistics Institute of Turkey, sexual assault crimes have climbed by 30 percent in the past 5 years. 409 state officials including policemen, soldiers, specials ops troops, village guard or prison guards charged with rape in the past 15 years left unpunished.
Ruling Justice and Democracy Party (AKP) officials expressed outrage via Twitter on Aug. 22 over the beating of a Gezi Park protester to death
President of the Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Mehmet Görmez declared that the department would refuse to continue receiving loans for an ongoing United Nations-led project in Turkey
Hrant Dink Foundation has released its quarterly report on ?Hate Speech in Media and Discriminatory Discourse? for the January – April 2013 period. Columnists marked as the biggest hate speech makers in Turkey. It also included the media coverage on BDP and HDK?s trip to Black Sea Region.