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 | guardian.co.uk 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: the PM forcing the journalist to reveal sources.. Unsatisfying Uludere Massacre report… In the last 16 years 366 women abused in custody…

Reveal İmralı leak sources or we might: Turkish PM Erdoğan from Hurriyet Daily News Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged the media to reveal its sources. Turkish PM urges media to reveal İmralı leak sources from Hurriyet Daily News Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged the media to reveal its sources. … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Karl Marx and Michael Moore, Turkish authories’ latest targets…

********** YÖK questions professor?s use of Marx, Moore after students complain from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey?s Higher Education Board (YÖK) asked an academic from Kocaeli University to explain why he listed a book.. Uludere panel to release final report without identifying responsible party from Hurriyet Daily News A parliamentary subcommittee is set to release its … 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 Monde.fr | 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

EFD Rights Watch: Turkey?s interior minister calls Uludere victims “extras”. Another lower point for the AKP rule…

Minister points at Air Force for Uludere raid from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey?s interior minister weighs into the row over Uludere, labeling the dead villagers ?extras?… Uludere and politics as a conspiracy from Hurriyet Daily News Uludere was a terrible event and has been a controversial issue from the beginning. Now, there is a new … 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: Support Video for Prof. Ersanlı, Kurdish Migrant Women, More detained at KCK operations…

Video Support from Her Students In order to protest the imprisonment of Büşra Ersanlı, ?The Students of Büşra Ersanlı? prepared a video series. Ersanlı speaks about ?love?, with the help of her supporters’ voice. Kurdish migrant women isolated in Istanbul UPI.com “Women are generally more active in their villages, where they work in fields, walk … 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