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Lawyers of former general Mehmet Partigöç, who appeared at an Ankara court on May 29 in the trial regarding events at the General Staff Headquarters on the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, did not show up at the hearing.
The mother of Semih Özakça, a Turkish educator who has been on hunger strike for more than 65 days, has told daily Hürriyet on May 14 that she cannot eat the food that her son loves.
Police detained the chief online editor of daily Cumhuriyet in Istanbul on May 12
The mothers of two slain Gezi protesters have launched a one-day hunger strike as a show of support to two educators who have been on hunger strike for over 65 days.
The health conditions of two educators who have been on a hunger strike for over 60 days is deteriorating, while four main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have also launched their own hunger strike in support.
Some 30 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, asking the government to “reconsider the issue” and reinstate two educators, currently on hunger strike, who were dismissed through state of emergency decrees.
Imprisoned Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) demanding his immediate release, citing a court ruling from three years ago that his rights had been violated, daily Cumhuriyet reported on May 10.
Even the pope’s request that arrested German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel be pardoned cannot help him, Turkey’s ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı, said
Turkey has warned online encyclopedia Wikipedia over what it says is content creating a perception that Turkey is supporting terrorist organizations, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on May 11