It is the anniversary of Sivas Massacre and there is a digital archive now to memoralize the victims

A tribute to the victims. Here is the archive.   The Sivas massacre, also known as the Madimak massacre, refers to the events of July 2, 1993, at the Hotel Madimak in Sivas, Turkey[1]. The victims, who had gathered in the hotel for the Pir Sultan Abdal festival, were mostly Alevi intellectuals, and 37 people … Read more

Pro-ISIL militants attacked a Shiite mosque in Istanbul… EFD Rights Watch…

ISIL ‘attacks Shiite mosque’ in Istanbul Hurriyet Daily News Members of ISIL attacked a Shiite mosque in Istanbul last week, a human rights association has claimed in report Governor suggests sending Syrians in Istanbul to camps in southeast Hurriyet Daily News Governor Mutlu said that new measures were being considered to deal with the rising number of … Read more

There is no limit for AKP-led conspiracies… “AKP deputy blames ‘#German deep state’ for #Sivas massacre

Şamil Tayyar is a former columnist, current AKP deputy, and literally a political troll in Twitter. He should not be taken too seriously, still he represents the logic of conspiracy many AKP voters share… AKP deputy blames ‘German deep state’ for Sivas massacre

İftar in the Taksim Square by the municipality… while rights violations continue increasingly… EFD Rights Watch

iftar: Here are the tables put by the municipality.. Police search houses of Gezi protests? starter group members Police are searching the houses of representatives of the Taksim Solidarity Platform including their leading figures European court finds Turkey guilty in case regarding police crackdown ECHR has fined Turkey in a complaint by two Turkish citizens regarding … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: New wave of arrests over #OccupyGezi ,Swedish Journalist to Apply to ECHR on Turkey, RedHack identified as cyberterrorist..

  15 detained over Gezi protests 15 people were detained for allegedly harming private property and use Molotov cocktails while attending the Gezi protests. Democracy and rights Peninsula On-line When protests erupted in Turkey‘s Taksim Square against the government’s redevelopment plans, US Secretary of State John Kerry was among the top figures who criticised the … Read more

Citizens commemorate Sivas Massacre.. An #OccupyTurkey roundup

Sivas massacre – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Sivas massacre (Turkish: Sivas Katliamı, Madımak Katliamı) refers to the events of July 2, 1993 which resulted in the killing of 37 people, mostly Alevi   More rallies expected tonight in İstanbul and other cities… via @sirsureyyaonder via @140Journos @alidogalli The police barricades the Madımak Hotel … Read more

Remembering the Sivas Massacre…. #SivasiUnutmaUnutturma

sivas katliamı

Sivas massacre – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Sivas massacre (Turkish: Sivas Katliamı, Madımak Katliamı) refers to the events of July 2, 1993 which resulted in the deaths of 37 people, mostly Alevi Sivas Massacre to be Commemorated on 19th Anniversary Journal of Turkish Weekly Rival commemorations will be held in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas today for 35 people … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Medya Association protests the shut down of Özgür Gündem and a Human Rights in Turkey roundups

 My dear readers, i have been so busy with some academic and personal stuff that I could not produce my usual roundups. Now, I am working on it by offering the latest news: Shut down of Özgür Gündem and I will retrace the older news… To shut down a newspaper is a decision against freedom … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: 4 jailed journalists released, Sivas massacre case dropped due to statute of limitations, Şafak Pavey as “woman of courage”

işte mutluluğun resmi! ahmet, yonca ve mina şık… — Cem Altınsaray (@altinsaray) March 12, 2012 İşte fotoğraf budur. Nedim Şener’in ilk işi kızını okula götürmek oldu… — Eren Güler (@erenguler) March 13, 2012   Court releases arrested scribes after 375 days from Hurriyet Daily News Journalists Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener were released … Read more

Human Rights roundup. Where were we? At least as a good sign, the State remembers the Sivas massacre

What was Sivas Massacre? here Massacre photos here and here. Turkey commemorates Sivas massacre from Hurriyet Dailynews Turkish government authorities joined Friday for the first time ceremonies commemorating a massacre 17 years ago in the central Anatolian province of Sivas. Feminists from 22 Countries Meet in Istanbul from Bianet :: English Feminists from Greece and … Read more