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Court states attending Gezi protest was a ‘right’ in release verdict of children

Court states attending Gezi protest was a ‘right’ in release verdict of children

An İzmir court has ruled in favor of the 24 children, saying that they had the “right” to protest

Comment(s) 7/27/2014

Court orders Culture Ministry to fund play of theater group known for vocal Gezi support

Court orders Culture Ministry to fund play of theater group known for vocal Gezi support

The ministry had argued that the Dostlar Tiyatrosu group’s application for public funds to stage Nikolai Gogol’s 'Diary of a Madman' did not fill the defined 'assessment benchmarks'

Comment(s) 7/18/2014

ECHR orders Turkey to regulate use of tear gas, pay compensation to victim

ECHR orders Turkey to regulate use of tear gas, pay compensation to victim

The case was related to the death of a passerby during a protest in 2006 due to the effects of tear gas

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Dink’s murder ‘not probed efficiently’: Turkey's top court

Dink’s murder ‘not probed efficiently’: Turkey's top court

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was not efficiently probed and the rights of his family were therefore violated

Comment(s) 7/17/2014

Fight against domestic violence stalls in ‘patriarchal’ Turkey

Fight against domestic violence stalls in ‘patriarchal’ Turkey

This year could hit a macabre new record, with 123 murders reported by July 11\ as activists slam the policies and attitudes of government officials

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Prosecutor uses PKK evidence against ‘girl with red foulard,' lawyers cry foul

Prosecutor uses PKK evidence against ‘girl with red foulard,' lawyers cry foul

Ayşe Deniz Karacagil joined the PKK after learning that she faced 98 years in prison for particpating in demos

Comment(s) 7/16/2014

Animal rights activists launch campaign against use of coach horses on Princes' islands

Animal rights activists launch campaign against use of coach horses on Princes' islands

Animal rights activists demonstrated over the weekend against the use of coach horses on Istanbul’s Prince’s Islands, launching a campaign to raise awareness

Comment(s) 7/21/2014

Twitter suspends RedHack, 'suggests' another Turkish user deletes political tweet

Twitter suspends RedHack, 'suggests' another Turkish user deletes political tweet

The tweet is about Turkey's Transportation Minister Lütfi Elvan. A Turkish court had rejected a request for its removal under the right to free speech

Comment(s) 7/16/2014

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