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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

Long-term military curfews a human rights violation, says former ECHR judge

Long-term military curfews a human rights violation, says former ECHR judge

Long-term military curfews constitute a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights, former European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judge Rıza Türmen has told daily Radikal, amid continued curfews in a number of towns in southeastern Turkey

Comment(s)1/6/2016

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

Wives of arrested Turkish journalists vow to 'stay strong'

Wives of arrested Turkish journalists vow to 'stay strong'

Hürriyet’s Ahmet Hakan interviews the wives of prominent Cumhuriyet journalists who have been under arrest for 42 days over a story on Syria-bound intelligence trucks

Comment(s)1/6/2016

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

VICE News journalist released in Turkey after 131 days arrested

VICE News journalist released in Turkey after 131 days arrested

VICE News journalist and fixer Mohammed Rasool, who was arrested in southeastern Turkey 131 days ago, was finally released from jail on Jan. 5

Comment(s)1/5/2016

10 consuls general from EU countries visit Cumhuriyet in solidarity

10 consuls general from EU countries visit Cumhuriyet in solidarity

The consuls general to Istanbul of 10 EU countries have staged a solidarity visit to daily Cumhuriyet headquarters over the arrest of two of the paper’s journalists, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

Comment(s)1/7/2016

500 journalists fired, 70 others attacked in 2015: TGC

500 journalists fired, 70 others attacked in 2015: TGC

Around 500 journalists were fired and 70 others were subjected to physical violence in 2015, the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC) has said

Comment(s)1/4/2016

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