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Foreign humanitarian organizations in Turkey under scrutiny

Foreign humanitarian organizations in Turkey under scrutiny

Turkey halts the activities of four NGOs in 2017 due to ‘national security,’ alleging that some of them are engaged in suspicious activity

Comment(s)4/13/2017

Turkish police too busy to look into violence against women complaints: NGO

Turkish police too busy to look into violence against women complaints: NGO

Police have been “too busy” to look into complaints made by women subjected to violence since the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, according to a women’s rights NGO.

Comment(s)4/3/2017

Turkish work permit of British academic Chris Stephenson canceled after 18 years

Turkish work permit of British academic Chris Stephenson canceled after 18 years

The Turkish work permit of British academic Chris Stephenson has been canceled by the Higher Education Board (YÖK), 18 years after he first started working at Istanbul’s Bilgi University.

Comment(s)4/7/2017

Journalist Hasan Cemal acquitted of ‘terror propaganda’ charges

Journalist Hasan Cemal acquitted of ‘terror propaganda’ charges

Prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal was acquitted on March 31 on charges of “conducting terror propaganda” via a column published in 2013.

Comment(s)3/31/2017

German officials visit jailed reporter Deniz Yücel, demand release

German officials visit jailed reporter Deniz Yücel, demand release

A German-Turkish journalist whose arrest in Turkey has jolted relations between Ankara and Berlin is doing well in prison but Germany is pushing for his release, German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth said after consular officials visited him.

Comment(s)4/4/2017

Hürriyet columnist Melike Karakartal attacked at home, assailant released

Hürriyet columnist Melike Karakartal attacked at home, assailant released

Hürriyet columnist Melike Karakartal was attacked on March 28 at her residence by an assailant who introduced himself as a courier.

Comment(s)3/29/2017

Probe opened over Turkish billionaire Ağaoğlu’s sexist rhetoric in BBC documentary

Probe opened over Turkish billionaire Ağaoğlu’s sexist rhetoric in BBC documentary

An investigation has been opened into Ali Ağaoglu, the billionaire head of the Ağaoglu Group construction company, over sexist comments he made in a recently broadcast documentary on the BBC

Comment(s)4/3/2017

Turkey again tops global Twitter censorship list: Report

Turkey again tops global Twitter censorship list: Report

Turkey remains top of Twitter’s global censorship list, according to the latest Twitter Transparency report published on March 21.

Comment(s)3/22/2017

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