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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index prepared annually by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Turkey decline by four points compared to last year due to an “unprecedented purge” under the state of emergency
The Istanbul 13th Heavy Penal Court has rejected the release demand of Doğan Group Ankara Administrative Representative Barbaros Muratoğlu, who has been under arrest on charges of “aiding an armed terrorist organization” as a part of an investigation into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
Tens of thousands of women took to the streets in many provinces in Turkey on March 8, marching to mark International Women’s Day.
A total of 20 women were killed while under temporary state protection between 2015 and 2017, the Turkish Interior Ministry has admitted.
The president of the Aydın Doğan Foundation, Hanzade Doğan Boyner, has said the foundation aims to support the education of girls and their participation in the workforce.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement on March 10 that Turkey had “contested the veracity of the very serious allegations.”
Violence against women has been on the rise, but women have become more combatant, said Gülsüm Kav, the director of Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu (We Will Stop Femicides Platform), a women’s rights activist organization that keeps track of violence against women, stressing that as long as the laws in Turkey failed to protect women, violence against them would not stop.
An Istanbul prosecutor on March 9 demanded up to 13 years in prison for prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal on charges of “carrying out terror propaganda” in a column published in 2013, Doğan News Agency has reported.
A German-Turkish journalist whose arrest in Turkey has jolted relations between Ankara and Berlin was quoted on March 1 as saying the conditions of his detention had improved markedly since his transfer to prison from a police cell.