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Military ops led to death of three civilians in Turkey’s southeast: Human rights report

Military ops led to death of three civilians in Turkey’s southeast: Human rights report

Operations caused the deaths of three civilians and injured three others in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Silvan district on Aug. 18, during a period when a curfew had been declared, according to a human rights report prepared by local civil society organizations.

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Turkey’s top court rules in favor of covering expenses of Alevi houses of worship

Turkey’s top court rules in favor of covering expenses of Alevi houses of worship

The Turkish state should cover the expenses of cemevis, Alevi houses of worship, a chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled, in a move which could mark a watershed on an aspect that many have seen as discriminatory toward the Alevi community

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Atheists raising their voice in Turkey amid polarized reactions

Atheists raising their voice in Turkey amid polarized reactions

KONDA’s latest data shows that over the last six years, the percentage of atheists in the population has increased from 2.3 percent to 2.9 percent. Hürriyet took a deeper look into atheism in today’s Turkey

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Turkish journalists should use ‘language of peace,’ report says

Turkish journalists should use ‘language of peace,’ report says

Journalists should use a “peaceful rather than contentious language” upholding peace, democracy and human rights amid the upsurge in violence across Turkey, according to a monthly report released by the Ankara-based Association of Journalists Press for Freedom Project (PfF) on Aug. 14

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Alevis to ‘block legal system’ if rulings not put into effect

Alevis to ‘block legal system’ if rulings not put into effect

The government is obliged to implement decisions taken by Turkey’s Supreme Court and the ECHR on the rights of the Alevis, or else the justice system will be blocked by thousands of new legal cases and ‘unfortunate’ things could take place, says Professor İzzettin Doğan, the head of the Cem Foundation

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Turkish atheism association delivers free soup in Istanbul

Turkish atheism association delivers free soup in Istanbul

Turkey’s first official atheism association has begun supporting the homeless and needy in Istanbul by delivering free soup once a week

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Outrage over gender discrimination in Police Chief Training Center job posting

Outrage over gender discrimination in Police Chief Training Center job posting

Turkey’s Police Chief Training Center (PAEM) has stirred controversy by releasing a job posting that openly admits it intends to hire nine times more men than women as deputy police chiefs.

Comment(s) 8/17/2015

Over 100 websites blocked in Turkey since late July

Over 100 websites blocked in Turkey since late July

More than 100 websites have been denied access for purported links to the outlawed PKK since late July when conflict began once between the army and the PKK throughout the country, leading to numerous deaths on both sides

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