Sırrı Süreyya Önder (L) and Ayhan Bilgen (R) among the detained

Judiciary mess roundup: As German Foreign Ministry report states “Freedom of expression nonexistent in Turkey,” Kars Mayor Ayhan Bilgen announces resignation from post while under detention

Freedom of expression nonexistent in Turkey: German Foreign Ministry report

Duvar English Although the Turkish Constitution protects freedom of expression, citizens are not allowed to

The co-mayor of the eastern province of Kars, Ayhan Bilgen, announced on Sept. 30 that he will resign from his post.

Bilgen, alongside 19 other Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) politicians, was detained on Sept. 25 as part of a probe into the October 2014 Kobane protests. A total of 82 people were being sought.

Kurdish man dies after being thrown from military helicopter in Turkey’s east

Duvar English A Kurdish man who had been in intensive care for 20 days due to being thrown from a military helicopter died
Broadcaster Halk TV has been blacked out by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) for five days. The channel will start broadcasting again at 12 a.m. on October 3.
Critical TV broadcaster blacks out for 5 days following Turkish media watchdog ruling

Turkey’s media watchdog to blackout critical broadcasters Halk TV, TELE 1 for five days Duvar English A July ruling by
How was evidence hidden in Berkin Elvan case?

Attorney Çiğdem Akbulut has spoken about the attempts to spoil evidence in the investigation launched into the killing of 15-
Ceylan was killed by a mortar shell explosion in the Kurdish-majority Diyarbakır province in 2009.
20 prisoners died in first nine months of 2020 in Turkey

Duvar English Twenty prisoners have died behind bars in Turkey since the beginning of this year, according to figures from the
“Hate and Propaganda Media in Turkey: Affiliations, Models and Patterns” report has been released as part of the international Resilience Project, which is implemented in partnership with a series of media organizations, including bianet from Turkey.

 

Video footage of Nadira Kadirova’s room showed struggle at the site of her alleged “suicide,” as the young woman’s mother accused ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Şirin Ünal of killing Kadirova, who worked as help in the family home.

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