The state of Turkish judiciary: “Turkish Interior Minister targets Constitutional Court President AS “Over 36,000 investigated for insulting Erdoğan in 2019

Hasan Basri Aydın, a 90-year-old retired teacher, was arrested at an airport in Istanbul where he

A total of 36,066 people were put under investigation and 12,298 of them, including 318 minors,…

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has targeted Constitutional Court President Zühtü Arslan during a speech over the top court’s decision to cancel a provision in the Law on Demonstrations and Public Meetings (Law 2911) which said “demonstrations and marches cannot be held on inter-city highways.”

‘It is not groundless’: Attack on Kurdish workers hits front page of humor magazine

In its front page, Turkey’s weekly humor magazine Leman has problematized some state officials’ and MPs’ attitude towards the racist attack that targeted Kurdish seasonal agricultural workers in Turkey’s western province of Sakarya.

Pro-gov’t firm’s copper mine risks destroying three villages in Turkey’s Kaz Mountains

 

Three villages in Turkey’s Kaz Mountains are under threat of being wiped off the map in the western province of Çanakkale due to planned copper mining by the pro-government Cengiz Holding firm.

Kurdish journalist Oktay Candemir was arrested on Monday for making fun of an upcoming Turkish TV series about a 13th-century Ottoman sultan.

From .coda:

Authorities didn’t find it funny and Candemir now faces up to two years in prison. He was briefly placed under house arrest and, while his case is pending, remains subject to a foreign travel ban. According to U.S.-based organization the Committee to Protect Journalists, his computer was confiscated by police.

The Turkish Interior Ministry has dismissed 43 district and deputy governors over suspected links
Even after four decades, the Sept. 12, 1980 bloody coup still stands as a black stain in Turkish political history.

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