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Turkish Education Ministry continues to use ‘race codes’: Report

The Ministry of Education did not allow two foreign students register at a Greek (Rum) school in Istanbul as they were not of the correct ethnicity, daily Taraf said

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Families of Uludere victims file objection against verdict dismissing investigation

Families of Uludere victims file objection against verdict dismissing investigation

Families of the Uludere/Roboski massacre victims filed a formal objection Jan. 21 against the military prosecutor’s dismissal of the investigation into the case.

Comment(s) 1/21/2014

Freedom and rights in Turkey declining, US think tank says

Freedom and rights in Turkey declining, US think tank says

US think tank Freedom House criticizes Turkey, saying the freedoms and human rights are on the decline in the country. The report focuses on heavy use of police force

Comment(s) 1/25/2014

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Thousands gathered in Istanbul to mark the seventh anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on Jan. 19.

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Turkish gov't to increase penalties for illegal wiretapping with draft law

Turkish gov't to increase penalties for illegal wiretapping with draft law

The penalties for illegal wiretapping are to be strengthened in a government-led draft law which has sperked reactions for increasing the justice minister’s power

Comment(s) 1/23/2014

Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink commemorated seven years after his murder

Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink commemorated seven years after his murder

The 7th anniversary of the Turkish-Armenian journalist has been marked with growing indignation over the byzantine trial into the murder

Comment(s) 1/18/2014

Human Rights Watch report slams Turkey over growing intolerance

Human Rights Watch report slams Turkey over growing intolerance

The Turkish government is demonstrating a growing intolerance of political opposition, public protest and critical media, Human Rights Watch said in an annual report

Comment(s) 1/21/2014

Protesters to march against law curbing Internet

Protesters to march against law curbing Internet

Social media users and activists have called for a protest on Jan 18 to denounce Parliament’s adoption of a controversial Internet law

Comment(s) 1/17/2014

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