Today’s Turkish judiciary drama: Kenan Evren sentenced, Balyoz Trial for re-trial, Yusuf Yerkel saved…

  Former Turkish president Evren sentenced to life for staging 1980 coup Reuters UK Hundreds of other officers have been jailed after investigations known as “Ergenekon” and “Sledgehammer”. The army has also been excluded from state bodies that had exerted influence on politics, especially after the 1980 coup. Throughout the trial Top Turkish court rules that … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Web censorship in Turkey is as real as possible. Critical news site Vagus TV banned today… is a well visited online news site. It has a critical attitude, initiated by journalist Serdar Akinan. I just heard that it is banned today…. In other news:  Child bride?s husband, family face 18 years   An official lawsuit has been filed against the family of child bride Kader Ertem, her husband and the … Read more

Pro-AKP circles today moved to discredit the prosecutor, who supervised the corruption probe…

Holiday bill of Turkish prosecutor allegedly paid by construction firm A prosecutor who supervised the recent corruption probe went for a holiday in Dubai last year that was paid for by a construction company, daily Sabah reported Turkish government’s motivations for retrials not convincing, CHP deputy chair says The government?s expressed intention for the retrial … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: “Turkish pianist Fazıl Say sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy in retrial

  Turkish pianist Fazıl Say sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy in retrial World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazıl Say, who was sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy Fazıl Say Sentenced to 10 Months of Prison Again Pianist and composer Fazıl Say was sentenced to 10 months of prison for ?overtly insulting religious values of … Read more