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At least 875 children die in preventable incidents in Turkey: Report

At least 875 children die in preventable incidents in Turkey: Report

At least 875 children from across Turkey were killed in preventable incidents over the past year, a Turkish children’s rights organization has announced in its annual “Child’s Right to Life” report, calling on authorities to adopt holistic and rights-based policies on children’s rights

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US Embassy in Turkey quotes press freedom remarks of Obama, Kerry

US Embassy in Turkey quotes press freedom remarks of Obama, Kerry

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey has shared remarks by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry praising press freedoms on its official Twitter account, using the hashtag #ÖzgürBasın

Comment(s)4/25/2016

Turkish press still ‘not free,’ says Freedom House

Turkish press still ‘not free,’ says Freedom House

Turkey continued to be defined as “not free” in U.S.-based think tank Freedom House’s 2016 report on press freedom, with its score going up six points and thus signifying a “deteriorating” trend

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Erdoğan releases statement on 1915 Armenian killings

Erdoğan releases statement on 1915 Armenian killings

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has released a statement to mark the annual commemoration of the killing of Armenians in 1915, expressing his condolences to the children and grandchildren of the Ottoman Armenians who passed away during this time

Comment(s)4/24/2016

ECHR fines Turkey for violating Alevis’ right to religious freedom

ECHR fines Turkey for violating Alevis’ right to religious freedom

ECHR has found Turkey guilty of violating the right to religious freedom of Alevis and discriminating against them by withholding public funds for Alevi worship houses “with no objective and reasonable justification.”

Comment(s)4/26/2016

Migrant flow from Turkey to Greece picking up again: IOM

Migrant flow from Turkey to Greece picking up again: IOM

The numbers of migrants landing in Greece from Turkey is starting to creep up again, showing efforts to close off the route are coming under strain, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on April 22

Comment(s)4/22/2016

Dutch journalist detained in Turkey slams house burglary as ‘intimidation’

Dutch journalist detained in Turkey slams house burglary as ‘intimidation’

A Dutch journalist of Turkish descent who was briefly detained by Turkish police after tweeting critical remarks about President Erdoğan has said her Amsterdam apartment has been broken into

Comment(s)4/26/2016

Turkish state to employ 40,000 disabled people in 2016

Turkish state to employ 40,000 disabled people in 2016

At least 60,000 disabled citizens will sit for a test on April 23 to compete for civil service jobs, as the Turkish state aims to hire some 40,000 persons with disabilities by the end of 2016

Comment(s)4/21/2016

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