Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Operations caused the deaths of three civilians and injured three others in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Silvan district on Aug. 18, during a period when a curfew had been declared, according to a human rights report prepared by local civil society organizations.
An investigation has been launched into a street march held by police officers who reportedly chanted discriminating slogans following an operation in which hundreds of anti-riot police officers raided several Roma neighborhoods in the northwestern province of Edirne.
An inmate of the Alevi faith, a secular version of Islam, was permitted to meet with an Alevi religious leader, known as an Alevi Dede, in prison thanks to a ruling which allowed imams to preach in prisons.
Amnesty International has accused Turkish security forces of using excessive force to police major street protests which erupted in Turkey’s southeast last year
An Istanbul court has ruled for the continuation of a 21-year-long detainment of a 42-year-old man, who has been standing trial for an anti-terror case since 1994.
Two former military personnel have been sentenced to life in prison for torturing to death Uğur Kantar, a Turkish solider who died after being tortured in a disciplinary room while he was doing his military service in the northern Cyprus in 2011.
The summer had just begun. It was the weekend before the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favor of gay marriages
A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the capital Ankara threatening gays with death
The Istanbul Governor’s Office has defended its ban on the LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, amid reactions from the international community against the brutal police crackdown on marchers June 28
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