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First Jewish wedding at historical synagogue in northwest Turkey in 41 years

First Jewish wedding at historical synagogue in northwest Turkey in 41 years

A Jewish wedding ceremony was held in a historical synagogue in the northwestern province of Edirne on May 29 for the first time in 41 years

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Turkish LGBT group releases annual monitoring report on hate crimes

Turkish LGBT group releases annual monitoring report on hate crimes

The Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) has published an annual report monitoring human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity

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Study: Ominous rise in number of child victims of sexual abuse

Study: Ominous rise in number of child victims of sexual abuse

The Ankara-based International Children’s Center’s (ICC) has held a meeting where it briefed an audience concerning an ongoing project it has been running in order to protect children from all kinds of violence, a priority of the center’s human rights programs

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‘EU turned blind eye to Turkey’s human rights violations’: Amnesty secretary-general

‘EU turned blind eye to Turkey’s human rights violations’: Amnesty secretary-general

Europe has turned a blind eye to human rights problems inside Turkey to tackle the global refugee crisis, Amnesty International Secretary-General Salil Shetty has said on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

Comment(s)5/25/2016

Miners end hunger strike at trustee-appointed mine in Turkey’s north

Miners end hunger strike at trustee-appointed mine in Turkey’s north

A number of miners have ended their hunger strike after being persuaded by the provincial police chief in the Kilimli district of the Black Sea province of Zonguldak. The strike, which was in its 11th day, began after the miners did not receive their wages for four months

Comment(s)5/29/2016

Expert report advises against refugee camp in Turkey’s Maraş

Expert report advises against refugee camp in Turkey’s Maraş

Three experts charged with assessing plans to build a container city for around 27,000 Syrian refugees near predominantly Alevi populated villages in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş have all advised against the construction of a camp

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Hunger-striking miners entomb selves in mine amid health concerns in Turkey

Hunger-striking miners entomb selves in mine amid health concerns in Turkey

Twenty-eight miners staging a hunger strike inside a trustee-appointed mine in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak have formed an artificial blockade at the mine’s main gallery, effectively blocking access to their location amid rising concerns over their health condition

Comment(s)5/27/2016

Over 80,000 victims of violence appeal to Turkish Family Ministry in two years

Over 80,000 victims of violence appeal to Turkish Family Ministry in two years

More than 80,000 victims of violence have appealed to the Ministry of Family and Social Planning for assistance, the ministry has stated in response to a parliamentary inquiry

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