EFD Rights Watch: “510 people for ‘provocative’ COVID-19 posts on social media are detained so far…

The Interior Ministry announced that 10,111 social media accounts have been determined to be “sharing baseless and provocative coronavirus posts” in the last 65 days.

Turkish police detain Kurdish politicians in early morning raids

Turkish police have detained a number of Kurdish politicians in early morning raids as part of an ongoing investigation carried out in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on May 22.

Editor: Azra Ceylan

Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki discuss the latest debates in Ankara that have triggered a new wave of polarization in Turkish politics. They try to find answers why President Erdoğan has shifted from his calculated tone during the first weeks of the pandemic and opted for raising tensions by deliberately attacking and demonizing the opposition.

Turkey’s media watchdog says political comments could be banned in TV news reports | Ahval

Media critical of Turkish gov’t pays $1.5 million in fines since 2019 | Ahval

Turkey’s state broadcasting regulator RTÜK has issued a total of 11 million liras ($1.59 million)…

Female elder villagers in Bursa marching against a dam construction that will likely cause environmental damages…

Washington Post – May 15

Greg Manifold is The Post’s creative director. Fevzi Yazici missed the opening night of his first professional art exhibit. While other artists were proudly standing beside their work and posing for photographs at a gallery at St. John’s University

The prosecutor’s office has issued an indictment into the killing of Ali El Hemdan by a security officer in Adana: There was no chase between the two, the officer did not stagger and put the cartridge in the barrel after Hemdan turned his face towards him.
Filiz Gazi / DUVAR

At the latest hearing of a trial regarding the 2015 Suruç massacre on May 20 – in which ISIS killed 33 young leftists – a lawyer seeking justice for the victims has revealed that hours of surveillance footage following the attack was likely erased or concealed.

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