Turkey has said it is still committed to the protocols signed with Armenia in 2009, which have not yet been ratified by either side, “despite Yerevan’s negative stance” in proceeding with the normalization of bilateral ties and the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled to reverse a local court’s decision to ban access to a news website, which had posted a story criticizing the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), on the grounds that “the ban is a violation of freedom of expression and freedom of the press.”
A rally organized by several unions on behalf of İzmir Work and Democracy Forces was rejected a grant by the İzmir Mayor’s Office on Dec. 13 due to the state of emergency rules, per the official statement.
The Turkish Coast Guard on Dec. 14 rescued at least 68 migrants stranded on a rocky islet in the Aegean Sea.
The Diyarbakır Bar Association has filed a criminal complaint against pro-government journalists Cem Küçük and Fuat Uğur after the former suggested torture tactics that could be used against suspects tried in connection to Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt.
The Education Ministry has prepared guideline booklets for Syrians under temporary protection status in Turkey to inform them about counseling services in order to facilitate students’ integration.
A couple in Istanbul who were married for 23 years will divorce due to a “rummikub” crisis, with the husband accusing his wife of being addicted to the game.