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Police disperse LGBT group in Istanbul over banned pride march

Police disperse LGBT group in Istanbul over banned pride march

Police dispersed a group of around 50 people who wanted to stage a LGBT Trans Pride March on the afternoon of June 19 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, despite a ban on the march announced by the Istanbul Governor’s Office

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Court rules out prosecution of three Turkish journalists

Court rules out prosecution of three Turkish journalists

A court in Turkey has ruled out prosecution of three Turkish journalists, who had been accused of “making terrorist propaganda” after their books were found in the library of a house raided in the southeastern province of Gaziantep

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Hunger-striking miners dismissed from work in Turkey’s north

Hunger-striking miners dismissed from work in Turkey’s north

The miners who came to prominence by engaging in a hunger strike in a trustee-appointed mine have been dismissed from work in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak

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Education minister reveals plan to close teacher gap in Turkey’s east

Education minister reveals plan to close teacher gap in Turkey’s east

Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has revealed a plan to meet the deficit in the number of teachers on duty in the Turkey’s eastern and southeastern provinces by compelling all contracted teachers to work in the region for at least eight years before being reappointed elsewhere

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Governor’s Office bans LGBT Pride march in Istanbul

Governor’s Office bans LGBT Pride march in Istanbul

The Istanbul Governor’s Office has announced that it will not allow the LGBT Pride March, which was set to take place between June 19 and June 26 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, citing security concerns and public order

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Ultranationalist group steps back after threatening LGBT Pride March in Istanbul

Ultranationalist group steps back after threatening LGBT Pride March in Istanbul

The Alperen Hearths, an ultranationalist youth organization linked to the nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), has stepped back after threatening the LGBT Pride March set to take place on June 26 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square

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Turkey’s media watchdog fines seven stations for broadcasting CHP group meeting

Turkey’s media watchdog fines seven stations for broadcasting CHP group meeting

Turkey’s TV and radio watchdog has fined seven private stations for broadcasting a parliamentary group meeting of main the opposition CHP during which supporters allegedly chanted slogans against President Erdoğan

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‘Hate crime’ committed against Roma people, claims CHP deputy

‘Hate crime’ committed against Roma people, claims CHP deputy

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) İzmir deputy Özcan Purçu has said he will file a criminal complaint against the mayor of the central province of Afyonkarahisar for calling Roma people who live a nomadic life in the outskirts of the city “crime machines,” adding the mayor’s remarks constituted a “hate crime.”

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