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Turkish Council of State hands down historic decision on electricity expenses of cemevis

icon-newTurkish Council of State hands down historic decision on electricity expenses of cemevis

Turkey’s Council of State has ruled in a landmark decision that the state should cover the electric expenses of “cemevis,” Alevi houses of worships that are not officially recognized by the state

Comment(s)7/25/2017

CHP pens letter about hunger-striking educators to new justice minister

CHP pens letter about hunger-striking educators to new justice minister

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have penned a letter to the newly-appointed Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül, urging him to take action about the deteriorating health conditions of two educators who have been on hunger strike for 135 days.

Comment(s)7/21/2017

Turkish daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives go on trial in Istanbul

Turkish daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives go on trial in Istanbul

Seventeen executives and journalists from daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went for the first time on trial on July 24 with terror-related accusations in the 27th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul

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Germany to get involved in arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at Euro court

Germany to get involved in arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at Euro court

Germany will support the arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), demanding that Yücel be released

Comment(s)7/18/2017

OSCE says it closely follows trials on Cumhuriyet journalists

OSCE says it closely follows trials on Cumhuriyet journalists

The start of the trial against journalists and board members of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet highlights the urgent need to protect journalism and improve media freedom in Turkey, Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media stated.

Comment(s)7/24/2017

Turkish court arrests six human rights activists on terror charges

Turkish court arrests six human rights activists on terror charges

A Turkish court on July 18 ruled for the arrest of six human rights activists including Amnesty International’s Turkey director for aiding a terror group

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Detention warrant issued for four rights activists previously released in Istanbul

Detention warrant issued for four rights activists previously released in Istanbul

An Istanbul court on July 21 issued a detention warrant for four human rights activists who had previously been released on probation after having been accused of aiding a terror group.

Comment(s)7/21/2017

Euro court finds Turkey guilty in communications interception case after CHP lawmaker files complaint

Euro court finds Turkey guilty in communications interception case after CHP lawmaker files complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on July 18 that a Turkish court granting the National Intelligence of Turkey (MİT) permission to intercept all domestic and international communications between April 8 and May 30, 2005 constituted a violation of privacy in breach of the law.

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