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Diekmann: Hürriyet is one of the last remaining, loud voices in Turkey

Diekmann: Hürriyet is one of the last remaining, loud voices in Turkey

Kai Diekmann the publishing editor of Bild has said on June 13 that the Hürriyet daily was one of the last remaining, loud voices of Turkey

Comment(s)6/14/2016

Municipal police kicks Syrian refugee children out of free dinner line in Turkey’s east

Municipal police kicks Syrian refugee children out of free dinner line in Turkey’s east

A municipal police officer and the driver of a local mayor have been seen slapping Syrian refugee children who were waiting in line to receive free food for the Ramadan meal of iftar, eliciting immediate criticism when footage of the incident in the eastern province of Bingöl was posted on social media

Comment(s)6/9/2016

Child labor on the rise in Turkey amid Syrian refugee influx

Child labor on the rise in Turkey amid Syrian refugee influx

Experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing the border into Turkey

Comment(s)6/12/2016

Court denies self-defense plea, sentences ‘abused’ wife for murder of husband

Court denies self-defense plea, sentences ‘abused’ wife for murder of husband

A woman who killed her husband for allegedly forcing her into prostitution was jailed for 15 years by a court in the southeastern province of Adana on June 8. Çilem Doğan, 24, said that she killed her husband, Hasan Karabulut, out of self-defense

Comment(s)6/8/2016

Turkish children hide stray dogs from municipal police

Turkish children hide stray dogs from municipal police

A number of children in the Hadımköy district of Istanbul’s Arnavutköy municipality have hidden local stray dogs from municipal police officers out of fear the animals would be taken away and euthanized

Comment(s)6/10/2016

Turkey guilty of inhuman treatment of ‘Muslim objector’: Euro court

Turkey guilty of inhuman treatment of ‘Muslim objector’: Euro court

The European Court of Human Rights has found Turkey guilty of inhuman treatment of a “Muslim objector” who declined to serve in Turkey’s military due to the country’s secular identity

Comment(s)6/7/2016

Dutch choreographer refuses Turkish prize to protest jail sentences given to journalists in Turkey

Dutch choreographer refuses Turkish prize to protest jail sentences given to journalists in Turkey

A Dutch choreographer has refused an honorary award from Turkey’s Directorate General of State Opera and Ballet in order to protest jail sentences given to journalists in Turkey

Comment(s)6/10/2016

ECHR court fines Turkey in wiretapping case during Ergenekon probe

ECHR court fines Turkey in wiretapping case during Ergenekon probe

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey 7,500 euros for violating privacy through telephone wiretaps in disciplinary proceedings against a public prosecutor during the infamous Ergenekon investigation

Comment(s)6/7/2016

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