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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

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

Turkish state found responsible for 1993 Sivas massacre

Turkish state found responsible for 1993 Sivas massacre

A top official audit board report into the 1993 Sivas Massacre has declared that the Turkish state is responsible for the arson attack on the Madımak Hotel

Comment(s) 7/15/2014

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

Turkey’s youngest mayor sentenced after being identified as stone thrower

Turkey’s youngest mayor sentenced after being identified as stone thrower

A court sentenced Rezan Zuğurli to over four years in prison after she was identified as a demonstrator captured in camera footage throwing stones at police

Comment(s) 7/14/2014

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