Roboski/ Uludere massacre remembered in its 2nd anniversary

Not only in Roboski but in many cities, citizens commemorate the Roboski massacre today… 34 villagers died in Turkish planes bombardment: The Roboski strike, also known as the Uludere massacre,[2] Sirnak massacre,[3][4][5] or Roboski massacre[6] took place on December 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm local time near Turkish-Iraqi border.[7] Two Turkish F16 jets fired at a group of villagers, acting on an information that … Read more

Well, in the mean time, Turkey whitewashes Uludere massacre and Sevag’s murder; Amnesty Int. starts a freedom of expression campaign against Turkey … EFD Rights Watch

Panel approves Uludere report despite opposition?s objection from Hurriyet Daily News Parliament?s Human Rights Examination Commission has approved a report drafted by a subcommission.   Another list, again with journalists from Hurriyet Daily News For a long time, it has been the case of ?journalists under arrest? that has been used as a reference. Armenian … Read more

Turkey Today: Nevruz comes with Ceasefire, Pressure on Media more than ever, Grave state of Ergenekon Case…

Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan declares ceasefire with Turkey from World news: Turkey | by Constanze Letsch PKK leader makes historic gesture to end 30-year Kurdish war, stressing need ‘to solve arms problem without losing another life’ Kurdish separatists in Turkey are poised today to take the most critical step yet in efforts to end … 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: Turkey lifts ban on thousands of books, but attempts to ban new ones…Steinbeck, Brad Pitt movie…

Another novel on the spot… AKP Men Don’t Wanna Watch Brad Pitt, Don’t Wanna Say “Vagina” from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya Two recent examples to show how progressive the AKP leaders are:   * Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc condemned an opposition MP for saying “vagina” during her speech at the parliament floor. “I … Read more

Roboski/Uludere Massacre Anniversary tomorrow. “..And when killing is the case, you know how to kill very well.*

*actually said by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Israel’s Mr. Peres During a discussion panel at 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Mr. Peres, you are older than me. And your voice is very loud. I know that it is because you feel guilty. You better know that I will not sound … Read more

Turkey’s glorious Human Rights Record 2012 by Bianet…Army suicides… a roundup…

Turkey’s Human Rights Record 2012 – Part I from Bianet :: English On the occasion of World Human Rights Day, Turkey’s two main human rights organizations released their annual torture reports, complaining that impunity on several torture cases encouraged the ongoing human tragedy in Turkey. Turkey’s Human Rights Record 2012 – Part II from Bianet … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Police chief accused of torture and rape promoted…

Police Defends Promotion of Staff Member Accused of Torture, Rape from Bianet :: English The Turkish Police Headquarters issued a public statement in defense of their controversial decision to promote Sedat Selim Ay, the newly appointed deputy director of the Istanbul Anti-Terror Police Department who had been convicted of charges of rape and torture. Controversial … 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

EFD Rights Watch: 13 Inmates Killed in Turkish Prison Fire

Turkey charges Kurd over lemon from BBC News | Europe | World Edition A Kurdish man who is deaf and unable to speak may be jailed for 25 years in Turkey for supporting terrorism, with a half-lemon cited as evidence.   13 Inmates Killed in Turkish Prison Fire by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A fire … Read more

Cover-up for Uludere massacre continues… some might one day shout back at the PM? “you know how to kill well*

* Erdoğan to Shimon Perez at the notorious “one minute incident”: “Mr. Peres, you are older than I am. But the volume of your voice is too high. And I know this is because of the guilt psychology. My voice will not be that loud. Know this like that. When it is time to kill, … Read more

Turkish authorities continue to be silent on the Uludere/Roboski massacre..

Why does silence prevail on the Uludere massacre? from Hurriyet Daily News You must have read it. A story in the American daily Wall Street Journal has annoyed all of us. The topic is about the Uludere massacre .. The Uludere sham from Hurriyet Daily News Last year on December 28 squadrons of Turkish jets … Read more

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