According to BIA Media Monitoring Report 2014, 22 journalists and 10 distributors entered the year of 2015 in prison. While the number of jailed journalists took a dive, the number of detentions, censorship and layoffs soared. Here is what happened in terms of press freedom in the past three years!
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeated his recent claim that there is no Kurdish problem in Turkey, simply stating that not recognizing identities is the problem.
President Erdoğan has reiterated that Turkey has no ‘Kurdish problem.’ In fact, this is the third time he has changed his mind on the subject
The HDP says it will not permit President Erdoğan to gain any more powers, prompting a fierce reaction from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Russian security forces announced the tissue samples taken from Turkey have authenticated the identity of Diana Ramazova, a Russian citizen from the Republic of Dagestan.
Turkey’s government authorized the police to keep records on the entire nation following a request by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family members, according to the country’s main opposition.
The European Court of Human Rights found Turkey guilty of violating torture and inhuman or degrading treatment ban in the case where police officers were acquitted for torturing Şükrü Yıldız on the grounds of “self-defense”.
The European Court of Human Rights ordered Turkey to pay damages for failing to fair trial in the case where 3 children were affected by a mine explosion in Diyarbakır province in 1999.
The names of historic Kurdish figures will be given to a number of schools in the southeastern Turkish province of Batman, Provincial Director of National Education Mehmet Çelik has said
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey for the lengthy proceedings of a case concerning the explosion of a device found by a group of children which killed one of them and seriously injured two others.
It took less than a year for a Turkish court to block the website of the country’s first official atheism association
The battle for Turkey’s education system
This meant closely monitoring religious education and banning some religious education,” Dr. Kenan Çayır, director of the Centre for Sociology and Education at Istanbul’s Bilgi University told Equal Times. Turkish republicans considered Sunni Islam a .