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CoE official condemns Turkey’s sentencing of cartoonists

CoE official condemns Turkey’s sentencing of cartoonists

A CoE official has expressed concern over an increase in the number of criminal cases for alleged insults against Erdoğan

Comment(s) 3/26/2015

Approved article gives Turkish gov’t power to shut down websites in four hours

Approved article gives Turkish gov’t power to shut down websites in four hours

Turkey's parliament has approved a key article of the contentious omnibus bill which gives power to the prime minister and other ministers to shut down websites within four hours, just six months after a similar bill was overturned by the Constitutional Court.

Comment(s) 3/20/2015

Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting Erdoğan

Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting Erdoğan

Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a 'ball-shaped hand gesture insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.'

Comment(s) 3/25/2015

Clashes erupt during Nevruz celebrations in eastern Turkey, one child injured

Clashes erupt during Nevruz celebrations in eastern Turkey, one child injured

Police officers and one child have been wounded in clashes that erupted during Nevruz celebrations in eastern Turkey.

Comment(s) 3/19/2015

Five workers’ union heads acquitted of charges over Workers’ Day call

Five workers’ union heads acquitted of charges over Workers’ Day call

Five managers of workers’ unions and chambers have been acquitted of charges of inciting the public to take part in illegal meetings and marches for the occasion of International Workers’ Day in 2014.

Comment(s) 3/24/2015

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey says gov’t threatened it due to actions during Gezi

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey says gov’t threatened it due to actions during Gezi

The foundation has claimed that state institutions issued financial threats against it

Comment(s) 3/19/2015

Chimps are people too: Lawyer

Chimps are people too: Lawyer

Attorney Steven Wise is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too.

Comment(s) 3/21/2015

Euro Court fines Turkey over explosion killing one child, injuring two others

Euro Court fines Turkey over explosion killing one child, injuring two others

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey for the lengthy proceedings of a case concerning the explosion of a device found by a group of children which killed one of them and seriously injured two others.

Comment(s) 3/18/2015

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