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Alevis angry at discriminatory university text book

Alevis angry at discriminatory university text book

Alevis in Turkey have reacted angrily toward a university text book, which includes humiliating and discriminative expressions about their customs and beliefs

Comment(s) 6/30/2014

Iranian LGBTs hold panel in Istanbul as a part of pride week

Iranian LGBTs hold panel in Istanbul as a part of pride week

A panel organized by Iranian LBGTs was held on June 26 as a part of the annual Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week, bringing the problems of gays, lesbians, trans and intersex people to the table.

Comment(s) 6/27/2014

Turkey’s transgender queen says concept of heterosexuality is over

Turkey’s transgender queen says concept of heterosexuality is over

'The feelings that you experience are not a disease,' Yankı Bayramoğlu says

Comment(s) 6/29/2014

Top Turkish court rejects appeal of convicted 1980 military coup leaders

Top Turkish court rejects appeal of convicted 1980 military coup leaders

The Constitutional Court has unanimously rejected individual applications filed by Kenan Evren and Tahsin Şahinkaya, convicted to life imprisonment last week, on the grounds that they suffered 'rights violations' during their trial

Comment(s) 6/26/2014

Turkish court releases two Kurdish politicians

Turkish court releases two Kurdish politicians

A Turkish court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has released two Kurdish politicians, including Hatip Dicle, in the ongoing KCK case

Comment(s) 6/28/2014

Top court rules that book seizing violates free speech in Öcalan case

Top court rules that book seizing violates free speech in Öcalan case

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled the rights of the outlawed PKK's leader Abdullah Öcalan were violated when his books were seized and their publishing prohibited

Comment(s) 6/25/2014

CNN International reporter leaves Turkey with Erdoğan fanfare

CNN International reporter leaves Turkey with Erdoğan fanfare

Colleagues presented Ivan Watson some tongue-in-cheek gifts at his farewell to Istanbul party, including an Erdoğan scarf and a 'lackey' jersey

Comment(s) 6/28/2014

New draft law suggests jail time for animal abusers

New draft law suggests jail time for animal abusers

The draft code submitted to Parliament was part of months of discussions by officials and NGOs

Comment(s) 6/25/2014

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