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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
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the 25-day “justice march,” which was completed with a massive rally on Istanbul’s Asian side on July 9, marks a “new beginning” for the country
Istanbul police detained seven people on July 2 when a group of transgender rights activists attempted to march to the city’s famous Taksim Square carrying rainbow flags, despite an official ban on the event
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said he will walk alone to the “Justice Rally” in Istanbul’s Maltepe district on July 9, the 25th and last day of the “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul
A correspondent and filmmaker for BBC World was detained by police at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport for five hours and then deported on June 29.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 8 that a meeting by human rights activists in Istanbul was held with the intent as the continuation of the last year’s failed coup attempt
The jailed co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has called on two arrested educators to end their hunger strike.
Injustice in Turkey will “certainly be removed one day,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who is currently in jail on espionage charges, has said in a message conveyed by a party MP on July 4
The Constitutional Court on June 28 denied the demand of jailed educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça to be released from prison. The two have been on hunger strike for over 100 days in protest at their dismissal from their posts in state of emergency decrees, and were arrested at the end of May.