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Turkey among initiators of significant UN resolution on Internet and human rights

Turkey among initiators of significant UN resolution on Internet and human rights

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.

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Court refers five campaigning Turkish journalists to police to testify

Court refers five campaigning Turkish journalists to police to testify

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.”

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RSF Turkey rep confident ahead of ‘terror’ trial

RSF Turkey rep confident ahead of ‘terror’ trial

The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on July 1 he was “confident” ahead of his trial for “terrorist propaganda.”

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Police fire tear gas in Istanbul to disperse LGBT Pride activists

Police fire tear gas in Istanbul to disperse LGBT Pride activists

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

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Court releases Turkish journalist arrested on ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign

Court releases Turkish journalist arrested on ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign

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

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CHP: Horrible rise in torture cases during AKP rule

CHP: Horrible rise in torture cases during AKP rule

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"

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Court releases two campaigners arrested on terror charges after ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign

Court releases two campaigners arrested on terror charges after ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign

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

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Four more journalists face probe over ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign for Turkish daily

Four more journalists face probe over ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign for Turkish daily

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

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