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Media groups have appealed for the immediate release of a French freelance journalist arrested in the southeastern province of Şırnak on terror charges while reporting there.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 8 that a meeting by human rights activists in Istanbul was held with the intent as the continuation of the last year’s failed coup attempt
The jailed co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has called on two arrested educators to end their hunger strike.
Injustice in Turkey will “certainly be removed one day,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who is currently in jail on espionage charges, has said in a message conveyed by a party MP on July 4
The Constitutional Court on June 28 denied the demand of jailed educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça to be released from prison. The two have been on hunger strike for over 100 days in protest at their dismissal from their posts in state of emergency decrees, and were arrested at the end of May.
Istanbul police detained seven people on July 2 when a group of transgender rights activists attempted to march to the city’s famous Taksim Square carrying rainbow flags, despite an official ban on the event
An investigation has been launched into a Turkish sociologist who has been carrying out a protest demanding to be returned to his job in the capital Ankara.
A correspondent and filmmaker for BBC World was detained by police at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport for five hours and then deported on June 29.
Turkey is going through its worst period in terms of rights abuses since the foundation of the Human Rights Association (İHD), according to İHD head Öztürk Türkdoğan.