EFD Rights Watch: ’80 coup trial roundup; Turkey on religious rights and more…

Military Coup Case Begins with Victims’ Cry for Justice Two generals didn’t attend the first sitting of the case but relatives of the victims and rights’ activist were there. They all demanded the investigation to be enlarged and the trial to be founded on “crimes against humanity”. Cabinet intervenes in historic ?80 coup trial The … Read more

OSCE media freedom report for Turkey

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovi?, at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Bonn, 20 June 2011. (Deutsche Welle/K. Danetzk OSCE media freedom representative calls for legal reforms after study shows 95 journalists imprisoned in Turkey here is the report

Speaking of internet freedom, Waiting for August 22…

nothing certain yet…we are waiting what the final decision of our authorities… Internet blocking practices a concern, access is a human right, says OSCE media freedom representative at launch of OSCE-wide study from Yeni Medya by binark The Internet should remain free and access should be considered a human right, said the OSCE Representative on … Read more

Azadiya Welat, the Kurdish daily, banned again.

  Azadiya Welat Newspaper Banned – Again Azadiya Welat, the only nation-wide newspaper in Turkey publishing in Kurdish, has been banned for the duration of 15 days. This is the ninth publication ban for the daily. Its printing house in Diyarbakır was searched by the police. BİA Media Monitoring Report 2011 First Quarter – Full … Read more

Now comes the Guardian op-ed on AKP and Tayyip Erdoğan. Losing foreign friends one by one…

Prime Minister Erdoğan addresses a crowd in Konya during a rally for his election campaign. Todays Zaman Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Is ‘Papa’ still a father figure to Turks? Six months ago, an odd falling out occurred between Turkey‘s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan ? who is standing for re-election next Sunday ? and one of … Read more

Declaration against web censorship in Turkey (in Turkish)

Declaration is first announced in these addresses: (to sign declaration personally click here: http://www.sansursuzinternet.org.tr/) Alternatif Bilişim Özgür Interent Cyber Rights Temel Hak ve Özgürlükler Engellenemez 1. Internet kullanıcılarının düşünce özgürlüğü ve bilgiye erişim hakkı engellenemez. 2. Türkiye?de bireylerin, kurumların, ve şirketlerin bilişim alt yapılarını istedikleri şekilde oluşturmaları ve istedikleri servislerden yararlanmaları engellenemez. Sansür ülke ekonomisine … Read more