Venice Commission calls curfews in Turkey ‘unconstitutional’ WHILE Gov’t submits draft to overhaul entire supreme justice….

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (CoE) has arrived at the conclusion that curfews imposed in various districts and neighborhoods in Turkey’s Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions since August 2015 were “not constitutional.”
A draft law aiming to change the structures of two top supreme judiciary institutions to purge alleged members of the Gülen movement from critical judicial positions has been submitted to parliament


Activist Chris Stephenson to stand trial as Turkish state cracks down on opponents
Socialist Worker

Chris Stephenson, socialist activist and lecturer at Istanbul’s Bilgi university, has been charged with possessing “propaganda for a terrorist organisation.” His trial starts on 23 June. The charge is serious and could result in a long prison sentence ..

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