Turkey continues to imprison novelist Erdoğan, linguist Alpay…

An Istanbul court on Nov. 23 ordered the release of imprisoned novelist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay on one charge but ruled for the continuation of their arrest on another charge
Özgür Gündem daily’s Publishing Consultant Board members Alpay and Erdoğan have been released of one of the charges, yet will futher be under arrest on the rest of the charges.
Mardin’s suspended Co-Mayor Ahmet Türk and Mardin’s Artuklu district’s Co-Mayor Emin Irmak have been taken into custody.

Turkey withdraws bill after protests over child-sexual assault clause

Rare concession to popular will comes after critics say freeing offenders from jail if they married their victims would legitimise rape

In the State of Emergency, two more Statutory Decrees have been issued in the Official Gazette. According to the Statutory Decree No. 677, 375 associations and nine media outlets have been closed, 15,726 public officials have been discharged.
A total of 9,977 Turkish security officials have been dismissed for alleged links to illegal organizations, Turkey’s Official Gazette said Nov. 22
Men have killed 236 women, raped 71 women, sexually abused 368 girls between January 1, 2016-November 20, 2016.

Erdogan’s War on Women

Kurdish women in one of the strongest and most radical women’s movements in the world are taking a battering from the Turkish state with impunity – as Europe looks the other way

Ayla Akat Ata, spokeswoman of Free Women’s Congress (KJA), 8th March celebration 2014 when she was still an MP.

‘’We will resist and resist until we win!“ chants Sebahat Tuncel before her mouth is forcibly shut by half a dozen police officers who drag her along the floor and detain her in early November.

More than 100 journalists have been jailed since a failed coup in July, and news outlets have been closed or taken over by supporters of the president.
Paris Court has convicted Eutelsat, which cut off Med Nûçe TV. The channel will resume broadcasting and Eutelsat will pay fine.

‘We became the news’: staff at Turkey’s Cumhuriyet speak out over arrests

Journalists and senior bosses at opposition newspaper say recent detentions are an attempt to silence government critics

It was 7.30 am on a Monday when Ayşe Yıldırım’s phone started ringing. The columnist at Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s last leading newspaper critical of the government, picked up the phone.


A former Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) deputy head who was recently released from custody has accused the Gülenists and the government of bargaining over the division of the Turkish judiciary bodies and that they agreed on the number of Gülenist personnel to be appointed to the two institutions
Images of six on-the-run military officers, wanted over claims of being linked to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, were released to the press on Nov. 21
A report published by an organisation close to the movement of Fethullah Gülen, the Turkish preacher accused by the authorities of Ankara of being the mastermind of the failed 15 July coup, questions the official story and highlights many abuses for which the coup appears to be a pretext.

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