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Investigation launched into police march in Roma neighborhoods in western Turkey

Investigation launched into police march in Roma neighborhoods in western Turkey

An investigation has been launched into a street march held by police officers who reportedly chanted discriminating slogans following an operation in which hundreds of anti-riot police officers raided several Roma neighborhoods in the northwestern province of Edirne.

Comment(s) 7/12/2015

Alevi inmate granted meeting with religious official in Ankara

Alevi inmate granted meeting with religious official in Ankara

An inmate of the Alevi faith, a secular version of Islam, was permitted to meet with an Alevi religious leader, known as an Alevi Dede, in prison thanks to a ruling which allowed imams to preach in prisons.

Comment(s) 7/5/2015

Amnesty: Turkish police used ‘excessive force’ in Kobane protests

Amnesty: Turkish police used ‘excessive force’ in Kobane protests

Amnesty International has accused Turkish security forces of using excessive force to police major street protests which erupted in Turkey’s southeast last year

Comment(s) 7/8/2015

Turkish court decides to continue detainment for imprisoned suspect of 21 years

Turkish court decides to continue detainment for imprisoned suspect of 21 years

An Istanbul court has ruled for the continuation of a 21-year-long detainment of a 42-year-old man, who has been standing trial for an anti-terror case since 1994.

Comment(s) 7/3/2015

Two Turkish army personnel sentenced to life in prison for torture

Two Turkish army personnel sentenced to life in prison for torture

Two former military personnel have been sentenced to life in prison for torturing to death Uğur Kantar, a Turkish solider who died after being tortured in a disciplinary room while he was doing his military service in the northern Cyprus in 2011.

Comment(s) 7/9/2015

BLOG: ‘I love people, regardless of gender’

BLOG: ‘I love people, regardless of gender’

The summer had just begun. It was the weekend before the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favor of gay marriages

Comment(s) 6/30/2015

Posters threatening gays with death appear in Turkish capital

Posters threatening gays with death appear in Turkish capital

A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the capital Ankara threatening gays with death

Comment(s) 7/7/2015

Istanbul governor defends crackdown on gay pride march

Istanbul governor defends crackdown on gay pride march

The Istanbul Governor’s Office has defended its ban on the LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, amid reactions from the international community against the brutal police crackdown on marchers June 28

Comment(s) 6/29/2015

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