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Diyarbakır Bar Association receives International Hrant Dink Award in Istanbul

Diyarbakır Bar Association receives International Hrant Dink Award in Istanbul

The bar association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has received the eighth International Hrant Dink Award, presented on Sept. 22 in a ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Governor’s office bans rallies, protests before controversial mine hearing in Turkey’s north

Governor’s office bans rallies, protests before controversial mine hearing in Turkey’s north

The Artvin Governor’s Office has banned rallies and protests in the Black Sea province for a month in the wake of an announcement that a hearing for a controversial mine construction will be held on Sept. 19

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Turkey postpones trip by UN torture expert

Turkey postpones trip by UN torture expert

The U.N.’s torture expert on Sept. 21 criticized Turkey’s decision to postpone his visit, saying it sent “the wrong message,” amid a crackdown following the July 15 failed coup attempt.

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Merkel criticizes Turkey over press freedom

Merkel criticizes Turkey over press freedom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Turkey over press freedom, at an award ceremony of the Sanssouci Colloquium held in Germany’s Potsdam

Comment(s)9/16/2016

Number of child workers nears million in Turkey

Number of child workers nears million in Turkey

School has started for close to 18 million children in Turkey, but upward of a million of their peers are currently engaged in child labor, according to a number of new reports

Comment(s)9/20/2016

Can Dündar nominated for Sakharov Prize

Can Dündar nominated for Sakharov Prize

Former daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar has been named among the nominees of the European Parliament’s (EP) prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2016

Comment(s)9/16/2016

Euro court fines Turkey over lack of investigation into death of soldier

Euro court fines Turkey over lack of investigation into death of soldier

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Sept. 20 ordered Turkey to pay compensation to a couple from the eastern province of Ağrı who had filed a complaint over their son’s death during his compulsory military service

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Former torture methods reemerge in Turkish prisons: Human Rights Association

Former torture methods reemerge in Turkish prisons: Human Rights Association

Notorious former prison torture methods have reemerged during the state of emergency declared after the July 15 failed coup attempt, in addition to overcrowding and poor conditions in Turkey’s jails, according to the Human Rights Association (İHD)

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