EFD Rights Watch: “RSF launches appeal for arrested Cumhuriyet journalists…

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched an international appeal for the release of arrested Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, as well as many other reporters who remain detained in Turkey


Minister of Justice Bozdağ stating 83 evidence gathered at the scene where Tahir Elçi was murdered, has declared cartridge bullet has been obtained.

INTERVIEW: Markus Dressler on the formation of modern Turkish Alevism

As Turkey’s government mulls a fresh ‘Alevi opening,’ author Markus Dressler discusses his book on how the modern concept of Alevism was formed little over a century ago
Istanbul, Turkey. 28th November 2015 -- The unknown assailants shot at Tahir Elci, head of the bar association in Diyarbakir, and 40 other activists as they were giving a press statement near a mosque in the city's Sur district, according to witnesses. -- One of Turkey's leading lawyer Tahir Elci was killed in an armed attack. The ambassador said that live to be a terrorist organization PKK were detained last mon.

Unknown assailants shot at Tahir Elci, head of the bar association in Diyarbakir, and 40 other activists on November 28 as they were giving a press statement near a mosque in the city’s Sur district, according to witnesses. Demotix image by Erhan Demirtaş ID: 9173659.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said he is “certain” that killed Diyarbakır Bar Association head Tahir Elçi was shot by a bullet fired from a police weapon
Turkey will take measures to soften any negative effects of Russian sanctions on the tourism sector amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Ankara and Moscow, Tourism Minister Mahir Ünal has said
“What we call femicide is actually murder of women who revolt against abuse and push for independence,” says the We Will Stop Femicides Platform (WSF). But their husbands and male family members respond to this new-found independence with more violence, while protection mechanisms fail to protect the victims
The arrest of prominent Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül has again raised concerns about media freedom in Turkey, a spokesperson from the European Council has told daily Hürriyet, with the reporters urging the EU not to ignore human rights violations in Turkey as it bargains with Ankara on refugees
ABC Istanbul: We visited vegan anarchist prisoner Osman Evcan at Kocaeli no:1 high security prison on his 16. Day of hunger strike. It is obvious that in parallel with the elections on November, the state fascism and oppression techniques have a reflection on the prisons. Because of the anarchist, vegan, libertarian ideas that Osman Evcan […]

Turkey’s science watchdog recalls 50,000 books for possible destruction

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has recalled 50,000 books that it has published in Turkey, vowing to destroy any that do not meet the criteria of “localness and cultural coherence”

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