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Arrested publisher gets culture minister’s praise

Arrested publisher gets culture minister’s praise

Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay says the reasons for a court decion on writer and publisher Zarakolu, who was arrested in Istanbul on Tuesday for his alleged involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union along with Professor Büşra Ersanlı and 42 other suspects, should be made public.

Comment(s)11/3/2011

Turkish patients complain about lack of rights

Turkish patients complain about lack of rights

Patient Rights Day was commemorated yesterday in Turkey amid complaints from many patient rights activists who argue that the “Full-Time Law” has increased the waiting time for people seeking treatment at university hospitals.

Comment(s)10/27/2011

NGO decries jailing of journalists

The Freedom for Journalists Platform (GÖP) has issued a call to draw the public’s attention to the continued imprisonment of 64 journalists in Turkey and a public press statement set to be released tomorrow.

Comment(s)11/3/2011

Man insulting Turkish Prime Minister on Facebook could serve 2 years

Man insulting Turkish Prime Minister on Facebook could serve 2 years

Charges were pressed recently against a man who allegedly posted insulting remarks on the social network website Facebook about the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Comment(s)10/18/2011

Turkish author's detention stirs NGO anger

Turkish author's detention stirs NGO anger

The detention of prominent intellectual, author and publisher Ragıp Zarakolu on suspected charges of membership in an illegal organization have prompted a huge reaction from a variety of progressive nongovernmental organizations.

Comment(s)10/31/2011

Turkey's Piri Reis vessel is OK, says official

Turkey's Piri Reis vessel is OK, says official

While Turkey denies claims that the engine of the Piri Reis, a vessel searching for energy in the eastern Med, has broken down, Greek Cyprus is preparing for a second hydrocarbon licensing round in its exclusive economic zone

Comment(s)10/14/2011

Report highlights problems in Turkey

Turkey is performing poorly in terms of education quality and the rate of women’s employment, according to the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report, which was released yesterday.

Comment(s)11/3/2011

Police units to protect women

Police units to protect women

Istanbul police have launched a city-wide initiative to provide quick-response protection for women under the threat of violence from men by appointing some 78 law enforcement officers specifically dedicated to the purpose in 39 districts.

Comment(s)10/14/2011

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