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Journalist Ahmet Şık slammed measures taken in the wake of the last year’s failed coup attempt in his first testimony in the case of daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on July 26
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on July 18 that a Turkish court granting the National Intelligence of Turkey (MİT) permission to intercept all domestic and international communications between April 8 and May 30, 2005 constituted a violation of privacy in breach of the law.
Turkey has extended for up to a week the detention of the country director of Amnesty International and nine other people held in a police raid, the rights group said on July 11.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dropped a total of 12,600 applications from Turkey that were filed regarding the state of emergency decrees, the Turkish Justice Ministry said on July 14.
As she did most afternoons, Pınar Ünlüer was waiting to collect her six-year-old son from his school in the western province of İzmir. She was then shot dead in broad daylight only meters away from the school, by a man whose marriage proposal she had rejected.
The detention of 10 human rights defenders on July 5 in Turkey is a general message of intimidation given by the government to human rights organizations, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher Andrew Gardner told Deutsche Welle (DW) Turkish in an interview on July 13.
Several Turkish human rights associations have slammed a number of media reports on the recent detention of human rights activists for “defaming and criminalizing” the rights activists.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu has asked Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım about the reasons behind the detentions of human rights activists in Istanbul
The chairman of the German Parliament Bundestag Committee on human rights, Matthias Zimmer, has urged Turkey’s ambassador to Germany over the detention of two human rights activists working for Amnesty International, calling on Turkey to release them.