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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The lawyers of daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül have objected to the recent court decision to arrest them pending trial over a report about Turkish intelligence trucks bound for Syria
A new security package proposed by the ruling AKP will leave citizens at the whim of police officers in terms of personal freedoms, according to the head of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV). Ultimately, torture has merely changed form under the AKP, Şebnem Korur Fincancı says.
A 'neighborhood's honor,' not a panic button, can protect women from violence, an AKP deputy suggests, prompting opposition anger
Turkey still heads the notorious list of countries sued or convicted at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), but the number of applications against Ankara has recently been falling.
The ECHR has fined Turkey 20,000 euros for ineffective investigation into the disappearance of Mustafa Saygı, who was stopped and apprehended by soldiers while on his way home in 1994 in Şanlıurfa
A Turkish court has ruled that the owner of a hamam, Turkish bath, in Istanbul is to pay 3,000 Turkish Liras for discriminating against a transgender woman by denying her entry
The Justice Ministry has described the killing of the 34 villagers by a Turkish military airstrike in 2011 in Roboski as a 'mistake'
Freedom House’s annual report emphasized the impact President Erdoğan has had on the decline of democracy in Turkey
Turkey's ruling AKP deputies have presented yet another bill to boost the government's control over Internet. Last minute amendments to an omnibus bill stipulate that Turkish PM and his ministers will be able to shut down websites for reasons including "national security" without a court order.
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