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Turkish court fines hamam owner for denying entry of transgender woman

Turkish court fines hamam owner for denying entry of transgender woman

A Turkish court has ruled that the owner of a hamam, Turkish bath, in Istanbul is to pay 3,000 Turkish Liras for discriminating against a transgender woman by denying her entry

Comment(s) 1/30/2015

Turkish Justice Ministry: Uludere killings ‘mistake,’ but not ‘unfair’

Turkish Justice Ministry: Uludere killings ‘mistake,’ but not ‘unfair’

The Justice Ministry has described the killing of the 34 villagers by a Turkish military airstrike in 2011 in Roboski as a 'mistake'

Comment(s) 1/24/2015

Report emphasizes Erdoğan’s impact on decline of democracy in Turkey

Report emphasizes Erdoğan’s impact on decline of democracy in Turkey

Freedom House’s annual report emphasized the impact President Erdoğan has had on the decline of democracy in Turkey

Comment(s) 1/29/2015

New bill gives Turkish PM power to shut down websites

New bill gives Turkish PM power to shut down websites

Turkey's ruling AKP deputies have presented yet another bill to boost the government's control over Internet. Last minute amendments to an omnibus bill stipulate that Turkish PM and his ministers will be able to shut down websites for reasons including "national security" without a court order.

Comment(s) 1/24/2015

‘Neighborhood's honor’ protects women: AKP MP

‘Neighborhood's honor’ protects women: AKP MP

A 'neighborhood's honor,' not a panic button, can protect women from violence, an AKP deputy suggests, prompting opposition anger

Comment(s) 1/29/2015

Turkey’s social security institution to sell citizens’ information with draft bill

Turkey’s social security institution to sell citizens’ information with draft bill

A new regulation will pave the way for the sale to private companies of citizens' personal information gathered at Turkey’s Social Security Institution (SGK).

Comment(s) 1/24/2015

Turkey fined for disappearance of man under alleged custody

Turkey fined for disappearance of man under alleged custody

The ECHR has fined Turkey 20,000 euros for ineffective investigation into the disappearance of Mustafa Saygı, who was stopped and apprehended by soldiers while on his way home in 1994 in Şanlıurfa

Comment(s) 1/27/2015

Twitter withholds scores of tweets after Turkish court ruling on journalists

Twitter withholds scores of tweets after Turkish court ruling on journalists

Twitter has withheld scores of tweets from Turkish journalists and media outlets, after a court ruling issued over a complaint filed by a judge on the grounds that his personal rights were damaged

Comment(s) 1/21/2015

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