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Transgender sex worker sues Interior Ministry after police fine her for ‘causing disturbance’

Transgender sex worker sues Interior Ministry after police fine her for ‘causing disturbance’

A transgender sex worker has sued the Interior Ministry, after being fined by police officers on the grounds that she 'caused disturbance'

Comment(s) 7/11/2014

Application made to Constitutional Court to remove ‘unnatural act’ definition of homosexuality

Application made to Constitutional Court to remove ‘unnatural act’ definition of homosexuality

If the top court rules in favor for the applicant, the legal description of 'homosexual acts' as 'unnatural' will be held as unconstitutional

Comment(s) 7/8/2014

Women’s rights activists occupy Family Ministry building in Istanbul over recent murders

Women’s rights activists occupy Family Ministry building in Istanbul over recent murders

Women’s rights activists have occupied the Family Ministry’s province directorate in Istanbul to protest the recent murders against women

Comment(s) 7/10/2014

Judiciary needed ‘to limit abuse of power’: Constitutional Court head

Judiciary needed ‘to limit abuse of power’: Constitutional Court head

An independent judicial power is needed to control those use public opportunities as a 'tool of hatred,' Turkish Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç said during a speech at a ECHR panel

Comment(s) 7/7/2014

ECHR finds Turkey guilty of violating freedom of speech in cases of jailed journalists Şık and Şener

ECHR finds Turkey guilty of violating freedom of speech in cases of jailed journalists Şık and Şener

Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener's long detentions had sparked campaigns from international right groups

Comment(s) 7/8/2014

Turkish Americans prepare ‘master plan’ for 2015

Turkish Americans prepare ‘master plan’ for 2015

The largest Turkish group in US has prepared a plan to counter efforts by Armenian lobby groups

Comment(s) 7/5/2014

Prosecutor sees no need for probe on top general regarding Roboski massacre

An Ankara prosecutor has declared he sees no need for an investigation on Chief of General Staff Necdet Özel about charges of trying to sway the judiciary process regarding the Roboski massacre

Comment(s) 7/8/2014

Mental patients receive inhuman treatment in Turkey’s hospitals, report reveals

Mental patients receive inhuman treatment in Turkey’s hospitals, report reveals

Mental patients are tied to their beds for hours, isolated in rooms for days, and have no privacy, an NGO report revealed

Comment(s) 7/2/2014

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