The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to finalize harmonizing the existing legislation with the approved constitutional amendments until March 2018, AKP deputy leader Hayati Yazıcı has said, adding that the ruling party might refer the laws to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) before submitting them to parliament.
Eleven bar associations in Turkey have raised concerns over the rising number of child sexual abuse cases, in a statement released to mark Universal Children’s Day.
The Interior Ministry has filed a criminal complaint about Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members, including six MPs, who attended a funeral of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Ali Tarakçı, a journalist for private broadcaster Akit TV, was injured in a gun attack in the Esenyurt district on Nov. 20, which allegedly erupted after a brawl in traffic, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey has failed to Europe’s legal sphere and the situation in Turkey has become even more difficult since the July 2016 coup attempt, mainly after the declaration of the state of emergency, according to former ECHR judge and CHP deputy Rıza Türmen.
The government has sought to downplay European Union funding cuts for Turkey over doubts about Ankara’s commitment to democracy and human rights.
The governor’s office of the Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of all films, exhibitions and events related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, citing “public sensitivities.”