Back to 1990’s. Orhan Pamuk investigated again. Retired intelligence chief admits torture, extrajudicial killings; Nothing happens.

A petition submitted to the İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has argued that Pamuk, in his novel “Nights of Plague”, insulted Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic, thereby provoking the public to hatred and hostility.
Eymür says he doesn’t regret what he did, and it’s “legitimate” for the state to commit such practices. He criticizes those who did these for “personal interests” though.

Request for hearing former intelligence chief Eymür as a witness in Midyat JİTEM case

In the wake of his remarks on enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, lawyer Kuzu requests that Eymür, a former
Speaking about the detention of CHP members distributing the party’s leaflets, Üsterci says, “It is very important in terms of showing how narrow the public/political space in the country is and the extent the ruling power’s tutelage over politics has reached.

Turkey: new report highlights the extent of censorship online

The 120 page document details cases of blocked online content in 2020

Originally published on Global Voices

Osman Kavala’s fourth year in prison

Osman Kavala has sent a message from Silivri Prison: “After losing four years of my life, the only aspect I can find solace in is the possibility that the process I experienced could contribute to confronting the crucial problems in the judiciary of Turkey.”
According to the monthly report of the Coalition for Women in Journalism, Turkey was the leading country with the most cases of violence against women journalists in October: “At least 14 women reporters were subjected to violence in the country.”

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