More than 3 thousand university students are in prison in Turkey… Dispatches…

Opposition party (CHP) deputy  Veli Ağbaba in a press meeting today pointed out that more than 3 thousand university students are in prison. Most of them are due to non-violent crimes like commemorating a revolutionary leader of 1970s… News in Turkish   Report emphasizes Erdoğan’s impact on decline of democracy in Turkey Freedom House’s annual report … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Doubtful Uludere massacre report… Peaceful Newroz celebrations this year…

Doubts about report on Uludere massacre from Journalist in Turkey, background articles, news and weblog about by Fréderike Geerdink ISTANBUL ? A commission in the Turkish parliament has finalized its report on the Uludere massacre, in which 34 civilians were killed at the end of 2011. According to the report the bombing of civilians was … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: A view of İdil Cultural Center after the police search…

A gentle manner of search done by police as members of left wing band and many lawyers are arrested yesterday for some reasons ordinary citizens having difficulties to believe… Left-wing band Grup Yorum members jailed from Hurriyet Daily News Five members of the Turkish protest band Grup Yorum were arrested. *********************** Ankara Strives to Enhance its … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Deputy PM’s belated April Fools Day joke: “The Turkish media is free enough

The Turkish media is free enough, Arınç from Hurriyet Daily News Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has rebuffed criticisms that Turkey has problems in the area of freedom of the press, accusing those who say so of lying. We now have the chance to turn all schools into religious schools, says AKP deputy from Hurriyet Daily News … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: “Le grand enfermement des libertés en Turquie” and more..

Le grand enfermement des libertés en Turquie from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk |Le grand enfermement des libertés en Turquie Le | 05.07.2012 à 10h03 ? Mis à jour le 05.07.2012 à 10h03 Par Hamit Bozarslan, Yves Déloye, Vincent Duclert, etc.. Alors que la Turquie affiche un taux de croissance qui fait rêver … Read more