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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
İzmir’s annual Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour, a mix of women’s rights and green transport, has now spread to 28 cities, including Turkish Cyprus. “A society can only breathe if its women are not afraid of being visible,” says Sema Gür, founder of the initiative.
Turkey was one of the joint initiators of a significant resolution on “the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet” which was adopted at the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) on July 1.
Five journalists who were set to testify at a local court on June 27 for “making terror propaganda” as part of a solidarity campaign with daily Özgür Gündem, were instead referred to the police to have their testimonies taken in line with a “new procedure.”
The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on July 1 he was “confident” ahead of his trial for “terrorist propaganda.”
Turkish police detained 19 people and fired tear gas in central Istanbul on June 26 to disperse dozens of LGBT activists attempting to gather to mark the annual Gay Pride week after authorities banned their march
An Istanbul court ordered the release of a journalist on July 1 who was arrested on charges of “making terror propaganda” after supporting a solidarity campaign with daily Özgür Gündem, a day after two of his colleagues on the campaign were released
Torture has been increasingly conducted during the reign of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as government policy, a leading member of the main opposition party has stated while presenting a “report card on the AKP during 2002-2015"
Two of the three campaigners who were arrested on charges of “making terror propaganda” after supporting a solidarity campaign with daily Özgür Gündem were released pending trial on June 30
Four more journalists are set to testify at a local court on June 27 over charges of “making terror propaganda” after supporting a solidarity campaign with Turkish daily Özgür Gündem, less than a week after the arrests of three campaigners sparked outrage from Turkish and international human rights advocates