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Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan unable to receive award due to passport seizure

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan unable to receive award due to passport seizure

One of Turkey’s most prominent novelists, Aslı Erdoğan, will not be able to accept a peace prize in Germany because her passport, previously seized amid her trial on terror charges, has not yet been returned

Comment(s)8/31/2017

Media groups call for immediate release of French journalist arrested in Turkey

Media groups call for immediate release of French journalist arrested in Turkey

Media groups have appealed for the immediate release of a French freelance journalist arrested in the southeastern province of Şırnak on terror charges while reporting there.

Comment(s)8/4/2017

Turkish ex-judge shortlisted for human rights prize

Turkish ex-judge shortlisted for human rights prize

A former Turkish judge was shortlisted for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017, alongside two others from Austria and Hungary.

Comment(s)8/30/2017

Turkish doctors, rights groups blast Euro court for rejecting jailed hunger striking educators’ appeal

Turkish doctors, rights groups blast Euro court for rejecting jailed hunger striking educators’ appeal

A number of Turkish doctors and rights groups have slammed the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for rejecting a request by two jailed educators, who have been on hunger strikes for nearly 150 days, to order Ankara to release them on health grounds.

Comment(s)8/4/2017

Jailed Turkish journalists may protest ‘single-type’ uniforms by undressing

Jailed Turkish journalists may protest ‘single-type’ uniforms by undressing

Imprisoned journalists in Turkey may protest against the government’s suggestion of a “single-type” uniform at court hearings for suspects facing terrorism charges by “undressing”

Comment(s)8/28/2017

Euro court rejects appeal of jailed Turkish educators on hunger strike

Euro court rejects appeal of jailed Turkish educators on hunger strike

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Aug. 2 rejected a request by two Turkish teachers who have been on hunger strikes for nearly 150 days to order Ankara to release them on health grounds

Comment(s)8/3/2017

Reduced sentence for man who caused wife’s death stirs reaction

Reduced sentence for man who caused wife’s death stirs reaction

The reduction of the sentence for a man, Mehmet Çelik, who caused his wife Hatice Çelik, to fall to her death from the balcony of their home after chasing her with a knife, stirred a reaction among the woman’s family as well as her colleagues.

Comment(s)8/27/2017

Sexual, physical violence against disabled people on the rise in Turkey: Report

Sexual, physical violence against disabled people on the rise in Turkey: Report

Sexual and physical violence against people with disabilities have been on the rise since 2013 in Turkey, according to a report by the Social Rights and Research Association (TOHAD)

Comment(s)8/1/2017

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