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Mosque’s land in Istanbul to return to Greek-origin citizen

Mosque’s land in Istanbul to return to Greek-origin citizen

A precious plot on Istanbul’s Anatolian side, where a mosque is now located, has been returned to the 92-year-old sole heir of former Fener Greek Patriarch Maximus V, daily Milliyet reported on Dec. 18.

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Turkey’s new security bill to lead to more arbitrary police action: HRW

Turkey’s new security bill to lead to more arbitrary police action: HRW

Human Rights Watch called on Turkish Parliament to reconsider the new measures introduced by the bill

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Turkey appeals ECHR ruling on compulsory religion classes in schools

Turkey appeals ECHR ruling on compulsory religion classes in schools

Turkey has appealed the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) ruling that said high school students must be allowed to opt out of religious education classes, which are currently compulsory.

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Attorney faces probe after defending men who unfurled ‘thief’ banner against Erdoğan

Attorney faces probe after defending men who unfurled ‘thief’ banner against Erdoğan

An attorney defending two men who were fined for unfurling a 'thief' banner at a rally for President Erdoğan, is now the subject of a legal complaint after arguing that his clients simply expressed their 'democratic right' to protest

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Jews ‘leaving Turkey due to safety concerns’

Jews ‘leaving Turkey due to safety concerns’

Many people from Turkey’s Jewish community are leaving the country after the increased threats and attacks

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Government’s practices create ‘debris of rights violations’ in Turkey

Government’s practices create ‘debris of rights violations’ in Turkey

A “debris of violation of rights has been created in Turkey by the practices of the government,” a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy head said in a statement released Dec. 10, the anniversary of Turkey’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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EU warns Turkey over LGBTI protection

EU warns Turkey over LGBTI protection

The EU calls for prohibiting by law all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity

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Turkey sentenced for inadequate inspection into death of teen, elderly man

Turkey sentenced for inadequate inspection into death of teen, elderly man

The ECHR has ordered Turkey to pay 30,000 euros for the inadequacy of a criminal investigation carried out by domestic authorities over two missing persons, who were found dead years later

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