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Turkey fined 55,000 euros over explosion that killed children

The European Court of Human Rights has fined Turkey 55,000 euros over the death of a child in 1993 in the southeastern Turkey after a Turkish army mortar rocket exploded.

Comment(s) 2/4/2014

Freedom and rights in Turkey declining, US think tank says

Freedom and rights in Turkey declining, US think tank says

US think tank Freedom House criticizes Turkey, saying the freedoms and human rights are on the decline in the country. The report focuses on heavy use of police force

Comment(s) 1/25/2014

Court rejects controversial police officer’s removal over negligence in Dink's murder

Court rejects controversial police officer’s removal over negligence in Dink's murder

The court challenged the interior ministry’s defense and recalled that Akyürek received two promotions in the aftermath of Dink’s murder

Comment(s) 1/30/2014

Turkish gov't to increase penalties for illegal wiretapping with draft law

Turkish gov't to increase penalties for illegal wiretapping with draft law

The penalties for illegal wiretapping are to be strengthened in a government-led draft law which has sperked reactions for increasing the justice minister’s power

Comment(s) 1/23/2014

Minorities’ legal entity issues to be discussed in Istanbul conference

Minorities’ legal entity issues to be discussed in Istanbul conference

The legal entities of minorities in Turkey will be discussed in Istanbul on Jan 30 at a conference hosted by the Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law

Comment(s) 1/27/2014

Human Rights Watch report slams Turkey over growing intolerance

Human Rights Watch report slams Turkey over growing intolerance

The Turkish government is demonstrating a growing intolerance of political opposition, public protest and critical media, Human Rights Watch said in an annual report

Comment(s) 1/21/2014

Turkish Education Ministry continues to use ‘race codes’: Report

The Ministry of Education did not allow two foreign students register at a Greek (Rum) school in Istanbul as they were not of the correct ethnicity, daily Taraf said

Comment(s) 1/29/2014

Families of Uludere victims file objection against verdict dismissing investigation

Families of Uludere victims file objection against verdict dismissing investigation

Families of the Uludere/Roboski massacre victims filed a formal objection Jan. 21 against the military prosecutor’s dismissal of the investigation into the case.

Comment(s) 1/21/2014

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