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IPI Turkey to act against defamation lawsuits against journalists

IPI Turkey to act against defamation lawsuits against journalists

The International Press Institute’s (IPI) Turkish National Committee has announced that it will start a campaign against the increasing number of defamation lawsuits targeting journalists in Turkey. President Erdoğan's initiative is described as 'dangerous development for democracy.'

Comment(s) 2/27/2015

Emma Watson shows support for Turkish men wearing miniskirts to protest violence against women

Emma Watson shows support for Turkish men wearing miniskirts to protest violence against women

British actress has lent her support to skirt-wearing Turkish men who marched in Istanbul

Comment(s) 2/23/2015

Court rules for retrial of HDP deputy due to rights violation

Court rules for retrial of HDP deputy due to rights violation

Kurdish problem-focused HDP's deputy Sebahat Tuncel, who was sentenced for being a member of the outlawed PKK, should be retried, as her right to a free and timely trial was violated, Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled.

Comment(s) 2/27/2015

Turkish men wear skirts in protest for victimized women

Turkish men wear skirts in protest for victimized women

A group of men has shown up in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square wearing skirts in support of Turkish women victimized by the recent wave of male violence. Here is the video and the photos of the unusual event

Comment(s) 2/21/2015

Authoritarian practices against critics rise in Turkey, says Amnesty

Authoritarian practices against critics rise in Turkey, says Amnesty

Amnesty International’s annual report has noted the rise in authoritarian practices in Turkey despite progress in reducing detention periods

Comment(s) 2/25/2015

Explained: Turkey's controversial security bill

Explained: Turkey's controversial security bill

Thousands have marched in Istanbul to protest the domestic security bill being debated at Turkey's parliament. But why is the bill creating such an uproar? Here is an explanation in seven points

Comment(s) 2/21/2015

European Court of Human Rights fines Turkey over length of investigation

European Court of Human Rights fines Turkey over length of investigation

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey for violating Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, on the grounds that an investigation against a Turkish citizen was conducted ineffectively

Comment(s) 2/24/2015

'Gezi doctors' win case against Health Ministry

'Gezi doctors' win case against Health Ministry

An Ankara court has rejected a lawsuit filed by the Health Ministry against the Turkish doctors who assisted injured protesters during the Gezi protests

Comment(s) 2/20/2015

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