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1980 military coup leaders sentenced to life in prison

1980 military coup leaders sentenced to life in prison

A Turkish court has meted out life sentences to two surviving members of the junta: Coup leader Kenan Evren and ex-Air Force chief Tahsin Şahinkaya

Comment(s) 6/18/2014

Top student risks award with Gezi-supporting speech

Top student risks award with Gezi-supporting speech

The student's acceptance speech angered the school's principal, triggering a disciplinary probe

Comment(s) 6/17/2014

ECHR finds Turkey guilty in two free speech cases

ECHR finds Turkey guilty in two free speech cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey in two cases, upholding complaints brought against the country on the grounds that free speech was violated

Comment(s) 6/17/2014

Civil body Vote and Beyond to monitor presidential polls

Civil body Vote and Beyond to monitor presidential polls

Vote and Beyond, a civic group inspired by the Gezi protests, is preparing to expand its campaign to other large cities in Turkey

Comment(s) 6/16/2014

Turkish court issues gag order on reporting of Mosul hostage crisis

Turkish court issues gag order on reporting of Mosul hostage crisis

RTÜK has announced a broadcast ban on reports relating to the kidnappings of Turkish citizens in Mosul

Comment(s) 6/17/2014

Turkey’s Council of State suspends hotel construction in Cappadocia, warns of damage to nature

Turkey’s Council of State suspends hotel construction in Cappadocia, warns of damage to nature

Turkey’s Council of State issued on June 16 a stay of execution for the construction of a hotel in Cappadocia, on the grounds that it would damage the natural landscape

Comment(s) 6/16/2014

LIVE FOOTAGE: Crowd gathers to welcome released convicts at Silivri Prison

LIVE FOOTAGE: Crowd gathers to welcome released convicts at Silivri Prison

Families of the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot case convicts, as well as political demonstrators, gather in front of Istanbul’s Silivri Prison

Comment(s) 6/19/2014

Gay officer ‘weeded out’ of Turkish police force

Gay officer ‘weeded out’ of Turkish police force

The Interior Ministry has defended the dismissal of a policeman due to his sexual orientation was legal

Comment(s) 6/16/2014

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