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Minister admits delay in Hrant Dink murder probe

Minister admits delay in Hrant Dink murder probe

Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık admitted that the investigation into the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink had been delayed, and blamed the “parallel state” for the delay

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UN committee warns Turkey over discrimination and human rights violations

UN committee warns Turkey over discrimination and human rights violations

A United Nations committee has voiced concern over widespread violations of human rights in Turkey, particularly focusing on racial profiling of Kurdish citizens during the campaign against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Comment(s)1/19/2016

Jailed journalists in Turkey say arrest aimed at gagging press

Jailed journalists in Turkey say arrest aimed at gagging press

Jailed Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül have told Reuters in a faxed message from prison that their arrest was designed to send a warning to journalists

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Academics support colleagues under probe in Turkey

Academics support colleagues under probe in Turkey

Hundreds of Turkish academics have expressed solidarity with their colleagues suspected of terrorism crimes after signing a petition to call for an end to ongoing violence in southeastern Turkey in a statement sent to the Hürriyet Daily News

Comment(s)1/18/2016

ECHR fines Turkey for 2007 raid of Nokta magazine

ECHR fines Turkey for 2007 raid of Nokta magazine

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled for Turkey to be fined over a police raid on the office building of Nokta magazine upon a military court ruling in 2007, stating that the raid constituted a violation of human rights

Comment(s)1/19/2016

Science Academy concerned over freedom of expression

Science Academy concerned over freedom of expression

Science Academy, a Turkish NGO, said in a statement that it is concerned over the reactions to a recent petition by some 1,128 academics and detentions that came after

Comment(s)1/16/2016

Nine years on: No solid steps taken in Hrant Dink assassination

Nine years on: No solid steps taken in Hrant Dink assassination

No solid legal steps have been taken in the nine years since Armenian-origin journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated outside his office in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007, as thousands of people gathered to commemorate the late Agos editor-in-chief on the anniversary of his death

Comment(s)1/19/2016

 British envoy expresses concern over detention of academics

British envoy expresses concern over detention of academics

British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore expresses concern over the investigation carried out against academics who issued a declaration on ongoing operations in the Southeast

Comment(s)1/16/2016

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