Sub Categories:/» Homepage/» TURKEY/» RIGHTS
Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A criminal court in Istanbul late on May 26 ordered the arrest of two employees of critical daily sözcü on charges of assisting Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETO)
Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia on May 9 applied to the Turkish Constitutional Court over a previous ruling to block access to the website in the country, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.
International organizations sent messages of solidarity to jailed Turkish journalists on May 3 International Press Freedom Day, while demanding the journalists be released and that Turkish authorities respect press freedom.
As the hunger strike of two former educators dismissed through state of emergency decrees has reached its 62nd day, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Filiz Kerestecioğlu has sent letters to Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muizniek to raise awareness on the issue.
Amnesty International’s branch in The Netherlands has projected the names of jailed Turkish journalists onto the Turkish embassy building in The Hague, in a move to mark May 3 International Press Freedom Day.
An Ankara court on May 5 rejected an appeal by Wikipedia against a previous ruling to block access to the website
It is impossible to grant access to the world’s largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia, unless Turkey’s judicial decisions are implemented, the head of the country’s telecommunications watchdog has said
The humanitarian conditions in prisons are deteriorating day by day, a Republican People’s Party (CHP) sub-commission investigating prison conditions has stated after conducting interviews with imprisoned journalist in Istanbul’s Silivri Prison.
A report written by a delegation from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has stated Ömer Çelik, an arrested editor of Diyarbakır-based news agency DİHA, had been tortured by police forces in his house before being detained.