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ECHR fines Turkey for Jehovah’s Witnesses forced to do military service

ECHR fines Turkey for Jehovah’s Witnesses forced to do military service

The European Court of Human Rights has fined Turkey 57,650 euros for prosecuting and convicting four Jehovah’s Witnesses who refused compulsory military service

Comment(s) 6/3/2014

Turkey’s top court rules YouTube ban violates freedom of speech

Turkey’s top court rules YouTube ban violates freedom of speech

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled on May 29 that the decision to block YouTube violated the rights of users and freedom of speech

Comment(s) 5/29/2014

IN PICTURES: 10 scenes of horror on Gezi anniversary

IN PICTURES: 10 scenes of horror on Gezi anniversary

The May 31 demonstrations to mark the anniversary of last year's Gezi protests witness brutal scenes. Here are 10 of them

Comment(s) 5/31/2014

Turkey’s Alevis march against discrimination

Turkey’s Alevis march against discrimination

Thousands of Alevis marched in rallies across Turkey, calling for an end to discrimination in the aftermath of two deaths in Istanbul

Comment(s) 5/25/2014

Police misconduct intolerable, threat to rule of law: CoE human rights commissioner

Police misconduct intolerable, threat to rule of law: CoE human rights commissioner

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, has expressed his indignation after Turkish police’s brutal handling of Gezi anniversary

Comment(s) 6/1/2014

Scaffold collapses, three workers killed in Istanbul

Scaffold collapses, three workers killed in Istanbul

Three construction workers died awfully May 31 due to the collapse of a scaffold in Istanbul’s Kartal district.

Comment(s) 5/31/2014

As it happened: Police leave protesters bloodied and bruised on Gezi anniversary

As it happened: Police leave protesters bloodied and bruised on Gezi anniversary

A for authoritarian, B for brutal, C for callous ... Here is how police handled demonstrations marking the Gezi anniversary after Erdoğan vowed that everything would be done 'from A to Z'

Comment(s) 5/31/2014

Euro court finds Turkey guilty in freedom of thought case

Euro court finds Turkey guilty in freedom of thought case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found Turkey guilty of violating the right to the freedom of expression, in a case regarding an article written by a law professor.

Comment(s) 5/27/2014

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