AKP steps back and four political parties agree to launch a probe on sexual child abuse cases…

AKP Group Deputy Chair Naci Bostancı has announced that a motion on setting up an investigation commission on child abuse would be submitted at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey plenum on the basis of an agreement reached with CHP, HDP and MHP.
All four political parties in the Turkish parliament have jointly agreed to launch a parliamentary inquiry into cases of sexual abuse against children following a tense debate late March 23
Paris Institute of Political Studies has cancelled the conference “Refugee Question in Europe and Turkey’s Role” planned to be held together with İstanbul Aydın University due to the oppressions and rights violations the academics have been exposed to.
independent.co.uk – Mar 18, 2:30 AM

The President of Turkey has said democracy and freedom have “absolutely no value” in the country after calling for journalists, lawyers and politicians to be prosecuted as terrorists. Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on Wednesday as almost…

Everyone is Fair Game in Turkey’s New War on Terror

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, gives a press conference after Erdogan had walk out of the session ‘Gaza: The Case for Middle East Peace’ at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 29, 2009. Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo by Andy Mettler. Permission to reuse.

Can Dündar and Erdem Gül have visited the Justice Watch in front of Bakırköy Prison demanding freedom for the arrested academics. The Justice Watch will continue today and there will also be one tomorrow in Silivri.

100 writers call for release of Turkish journalists on eve of espionage trial

Monica Ali and Margaret Atwood among signatories of letter to Turkish prime minister calling for charges to be dropped against Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

More than 100 leading international writers, including Monica Ali and Margaret Atwood, have called for espionage charges against two of Turkey’s leading journalists to be dropped on the eve of a trial, which could see them jailed for life.

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