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Gay rights activist sued by PM fined for using word ‘queer’ in tweet

Gay rights activist sued by PM fined for using word ‘queer’ in tweet

'We expect a statement from Erdoğan saying ‘I am a perfect queer.’ We are not going to learn about queerness from you. Kisses' Levent Pişkin wrote over PM's statements on Alevis

Comment(s) 5/22/2014

Der Spiegel withdraws reporter after death threats over Soma disaster story

Der Spiegel withdraws reporter after death threats over Soma disaster story

Der Spiegel magazine has withdrawn its reporter from Turkey, Hasnain Kazim, after he received death threats over a report in the wake of the Soma disaster last week

Comment(s) 5/20/2014

Inequalities in the education system continue to persist

Inequalities in the education system continue to persist

Increasing access to education does not guarantee progress in academic equality or the quality in education, a report prepared by the Education Reform Initiative (ERI) has revealed.

Comment(s) 5/23/2014

Officials defend ‘arrest attempt’ of teen protester

Officials defend ‘arrest attempt’ of teen protester

Turkish officials have denied that a 10-year-old was detained during the Soma protests, with the İzmir Governorate saying the photographed boy was actually 13 and was actively participating in a protest. They added that he did not urinate in his shorts, with this appearance instead ‘caused by a water cannon’

Comment(s) 5/19/2014

Prosecutors demand up to 52 years in jail for journalist

Prosecutors demand up to 52 years in jail for journalist

Two Turkish journalists face between 26 and 52 years in jail for publishing a document about a 2004 meeting of the National Security Council (MGK)

Comment(s) 5/23/2014

Family acquitted in Gezi case on pots and pans protest

Family acquitted in Gezi case on pots and pans protest

An Istanbul court acquitted a woman and two of her children who allegedly banged pots and pans in support of the Gezi Park protests

Comment(s) 5/17/2014

International press group calls on Turkey to avoid ‘dangerous’ rhetoric

International press group calls on Turkey to avoid ‘dangerous’ rhetoric

The International Press Institute has called on the Turkish authorities and government supporters to avoid “dangerous” rhetoric in the aftermath of Soma disaster

Comment(s) 5/22/2014

Police attempt to detain 10-year-old amid protests

Police attempt to detain 10-year-old amid protests

Police attempted to detain a 10-year-old during a protest over the Soma mining disaster in the western city of İzmir

Comment(s) 5/17/2014

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