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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said he has no concern that a constitutional amendment on a presidential system will be approved by at least 330 votes in parliament, repeating his call for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to join the joint effort of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on the motion.
Mistreatment is widespread in post-coup attempt detentions in Turkey, U.N. human rights expert Nils Melzer has said, referring to numerous testimonies from inmates, their lawyers and civil society organizations he met last week in the country
U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass released a video on Nov. 28 to show his and his country’s commitment to “say no to violence against women,” as part of a 16-day campaign launched against gender-based violence worldwide
It is not possible to determine the number of journalists currently under arrest in Turkey, Turkey’s Justice Ministry has stated in response to a lawmaker’s written questionnaire
Turkish authorities on Nov. 27 freed a reporter for the BBC's Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said
Arrested People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said he knew he would be arrested 15 days before his arrest, during a visit from a committee of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Nov. 30.
The Turkish parliament’s General Assembly has passed a code that would increase sentences meted out to sexual abusers on Nov. 24
Journalist, academic and columnist Professor L. Doğan Tılıç received Malaga University’s UNESCO Chair 7th International Press Freedom Award on Dec. 1.
A highly contentious proposal from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that would have legitimized some forms of child abuse was prepared without the necessary care but will return to parliament after gaining a wide consensus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said