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Turkey’s leading imam involved in Istanbul grove row

Turkey’s leading imam involved in Istanbul grove row

The head of Turkey’s top religious body has been involved in a hot debate on the efforts to build a mosque on a grove in Istanbul

Comment(s) 10/25/2014

ECHR condemns Turkey over penalty for man who poured paint over Atatürk statues

ECHR condemns Turkey over penalty for man who poured paint over Atatürk statues

The ECHR rules that Turkey violated Article 10 and Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, on freedom of expression and the right to free elections

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

Saturday Mothers meet for 500th time in hope of finding lost loved ones

Saturday Mothers meet for 500th time in hope of finding lost loved ones

The 'Saturday Mothers' will meet for the 500th time today since their first gathering in the mid-1990s

Comment(s) 10/25/2014

LGBT association launches campaign against homophobic 'self-help' books

LGBT association launches campaign against homophobic 'self-help' books

A Turkish LGBT association has launched a new campaign against self-help books describing homosexuality and transsexuality as a 'disease'

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

New security bill may result in draconian social media measures

New security bill may result in draconian social media measures

The 'domestic security package' that the Turkish government is preparing may introduce unprecedented new measures on social media, including special prison sentences for Internet users who call for protests

Comment(s) 10/23/2014

Istanbul University professor to be probed for discrimination against Kurdish lecturer

Istanbul University professor to be probed for discrimination against Kurdish lecturer

An investigation has been concluded into a professor from Istanbul University, after a lecturer filed a complaint claiming that his thesis study was interrupted by the professor due to his Kurdish identity.

Comment(s) 10/17/2014

Constitutional Court paves way for terror victims to finally receive compensation

Constitutional Court paves way for terror victims to finally receive compensation

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the rights of two terror victims were violated by separate courts

Comment(s) 10/19/2014

Istanbul district municipality to provide anonymous and free health service for LGBTs

Istanbul district municipality to provide anonymous and free health service for LGBTs

Şişli Municipality has agreed to provide free examinations and free STD tests every three months to LGBTs

Comment(s) 10/16/2014

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