Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Defamation suits and arrests targeting journalists threaten Turkey’s democracy, a special report released March 27 by the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has concluded.
A group of Alevi associations partnered with the Eğitim-Sen teachers’ union staged a rally on Feb. 8 in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district against compulsory religion classes and forming the education system according to religious rules.
A new security package proposed by the ruling AKP will leave citizens at the whim of police officers in terms of personal freedoms, according to the head of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV). Ultimately, torture has merely changed form under the AKP, Şebnem Korur Fincancı says.
A group of protesters have attempted to march Turkey’s new presidential palace to mark the shooting of 15-year-old Gezi protests victim Berkin Elvan, but the police prevented the demonstration by using tear gas, detaining 50 people
Turkey still heads the notorious list of countries sued or convicted at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), but the number of applications against Ankara has recently been falling.
The Prime Ministry or related ministries will be able to block any website without a court order for a broad range of reasons
A Turkish court has ruled that the owner of a hamam, Turkish bath, in Istanbul is to pay 3,000 Turkish Liras for discriminating against a transgender woman by denying her entry
The Saturday Mothers group has launched a joint campaign with the Human Rights Foundation against the application of the statute of limitations in a number of cases
Freedom House’s annual report emphasized the impact President Erdoğan has had on the decline of democracy in Turkey
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