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Turkey’s Chief Ombudsman gives green light to payment of priests’ salaries by state

Turkey’s Chief Ombudsman gives green light to payment of priests’ salaries by state

The Chief Ombudsman’s Office of Turkey has given the green light to the Directorate General of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) to pay priests’ salaries, upon an appeal by Nazaret Ozsahakyan, the head of Boyacıköy Surp Yerits Mangants Armenian Church Foundation

Comment(s)1/12/2016

Working Journalists Day marked with march in Istanbul

Working Journalists Day marked with march in Istanbul

Journalists, lawmakers and representatives from several press unions and organizations marked Jan. 10, Working Journalists’ Day in central Istanbul

Comment(s)1/10/2016

Top Turkish court issues stay of deportation for Iranian family in landmark ruling

Top Turkish court issues stay of deportation for Iranian family in landmark ruling

In a ruling likely to set a precedent for similar cases, Turkey’s top court has halted the deportation of an Iranian family, arguing their deportation could jeopardize the “material and moral integrity” of the family and they could face “ill-treatment”

Comment(s)1/12/2016

Rights group: 162 civilians have died during security operations

Rights group: 162 civilians have died during security operations

A Turkish human rights group says as many as 162 civilians have died since August, caught up in the increased fighting between security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in urban districts

Comment(s)1/10/2016

Diyarbakır courthouse to provide translators in four languages

Diyarbakır courthouse to provide translators in four languages

A new system has been established at the Diyarbakır Courthouse that will provide services in four different languages

Comment(s)1/11/2016

TV watchdog fines two broadcasters for slander against Aydın Doğan

TV watchdog fines two broadcasters for slander against Aydın Doğan

Turkey’s TV and radio watchdog has fined three private broadcasters for publishing “news contrary to the facts” and for slander against Aydın Doğan, the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding

Comment(s)1/8/2016

774 journalists fired, 156 detained last year in Turkey: CHP

774 journalists fired, 156 detained last year in Turkey: CHP

Almost 800 journalists were fired in Turkey last year, while 156 were detained and nearly 500 legal actions were taken against journalists by judicial authorities, according to a senior member of the country’s main opposition party

Comment(s)1/11/2016

Women stage sit-in for peace at Turkish parliament

Women stage sit-in for peace at Turkish parliament

Women human rights activists have staged a sit-in at Turkey’s parliament to protest ongoing military operations in the southeast and to call on parliament to ensure peace in the region

Comment(s)1/7/2016

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