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Mothers start street initiative against child abuse in Turkey’s Trabzon

Mothers start street initiative against child abuse in Turkey’s Trabzon

A group of women from the Turkish Mothers Association have begun an initiative to fight against child abuse in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, promoting their message in and around public transport.

Comment(s)4/26/2017

Cumhuriyet columnists, executives to be heard on Press Freedom Day in Turkey as court accepts indictment

Cumhuriyet columnists, executives to be heard on Press Freedom Day in Turkey as court accepts indictment

A trial against daily Cumhuriyet columnists and executives will begin on July 24, Press Freedom Day in Turkey

Comment(s)4/18/2017

European anti-torture committee says Ankara does not allow report on Turkey to be published

European anti-torture committee says Ankara does not allow report on Turkey to be published

The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee has stated that the Turkish authorities have not given permission for a report on Turkey to be published.

Comment(s)4/21/2017

Journalist Ali Bayramoğlu attacked after voting in Turkey’s referendum

Journalist Ali Bayramoğlu attacked after voting in Turkey’s referendum

Journalist Ali Bayramoğlu was attacked after casting his referendum vote in Istanbul at around 12:50 p.m. on April 16.

Comment(s)4/16/2017

Turkish Human Rights Foundation Chair Fincancı receives human rights award

Turkish Human Rights Foundation Chair Fincancı receives human rights award

Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the chair of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV), received the Physicians for Human Rights’ (PHR) Human Rights Award on April 18 at a ceremony in New York.

Comment(s)4/20/2017

US ‘concerned about quality of democracy in Turkey’

US ‘concerned about quality of democracy in Turkey’

The United States is concerned over the level of democracy in its ally Turkey and is talking to the government on the matter, U.S. State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said on April 13, commenting on the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments.

Comment(s)4/14/2017

Court rejects release demand of Doğan Group’s Muratoğlu for second time

Court rejects release demand of Doğan Group’s Muratoğlu for second time

An Istanbul court has rejected a demand for the release of Doğan Group Ankara Administrative Representative Barbaros Muratoğlu for a second time following his arrest on Dec. 15, 2016, on charges of “helping an armed terrorist organization.”

Comment(s)4/19/2017

New regulation rules to save internet history for two years

New regulation rules to save internet history for two years

Institutions providing free internet service will now set up a filter system that will prevent users from reaching “crime involving content” as well as enable users’ internet history to be saved up to two years

Comment(s)4/13/2017

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