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German embassy flies rainbow flag in show of support for Turkey’s LGBT community

German embassy flies rainbow flag in show of support for Turkey’s LGBT community

Germany’s ambassador to Turkey, Martin Erdmann, has hoisted a rainbow flag over the embassy’s residence in Ankara in a show of support for the LGBT community in Turkey

Comment(s)5/18/2016

Job offers pouring in for Syrian businessman turned refugee paper collector in Turkey

Job offers pouring in for Syrian businessman turned refugee paper collector in Turkey

Job offers have been pouring in for a Syrian businessman, who speaks five languages and now collects paper on the streets of Istanbul after fleeing his war-torn home country, since reports of his situation emerged in the media

Comment(s)5/13/2016

Volunteers crowdfund this year’s Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week

Volunteers crowdfund this year’s Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week

EMRAH'S POPDATE - Istanbul Pride Week, organized by a group of independent activists and volunteers, will take place on June 20-26. It will draw attention to hate speech by high-profile homophobes and transphobes

Comment(s)5/16/2016

Turkey denies using force against Syrian refugees

Turkey denies using force against Syrian refugees

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 11 denied accusations that Turkish border guards killed and injured asylum seekers trying to find refuge in Turkey

Comment(s)5/11/2016

Disabled child gets pregnant after state neglects protection

Disabled child gets pregnant after state neglects protection

A 14-year-old disabled child who is speech and hearing impaires was repeatedly raped and became pregnant after local authorities determined she was sexually assaulted by more than one person but neglected to provide state protection

Comment(s)5/15/2016

Court acquits Cumhuriyet columnist on trial for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan

Court acquits Cumhuriyet columnist on trial for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan

An Istanbul court has acquitted Cumhuriyet columnist Özgür Mumcu ruling that the article expressed the defendant’s “value judgement,” which does not constitute a crime

Comment(s)5/11/2016

894 Turkish journalists dismissed since January 2016: Report

894 Turkish journalists dismissed since January 2016: Report

A total 894 journalists have been dismissed from work since the beginning of 2016, according to a fresh report by Press For Freedom, a project funded by Britain’s Bilateral Program

Comment(s)5/15/2016

France ‘concerned’ over Dündar, Gül convictions

France ‘concerned’ over Dündar, Gül convictions

France has voiced its concern over the conviction of Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül, who were each handed five-year jail sentences for revealing state secrets on May 6

Comment(s)5/9/2016

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