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Turkish doctors, rights groups blast Euro court for rejecting jailed hunger striking educators’ appeal

Turkish doctors, rights groups blast Euro court for rejecting jailed hunger striking educators’ appeal

A number of Turkish doctors and rights groups have slammed the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for rejecting a request by two jailed educators, who have been on hunger strikes for nearly 150 days, to order Ankara to release them on health grounds.

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Turkish educators on hunger strike taken to hospital by ‘force,’ lawyer says

Turkish educators on hunger strike taken to hospital by ‘force,’ lawyer says

Imprisoned educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça were taken to Ankara’s Sincan Prison Campus Hospital “by force” on the 143rd day of their hunger strikes early on July 29 although the authorities did not have their consent, the educators’ lawyer Ebru Timtik said

Comment(s)7/31/2017

Euro court rejects appeal of jailed Turkish educators on hunger strike

Euro court rejects appeal of jailed Turkish educators on hunger strike

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Aug. 2 rejected a request by two Turkish teachers who have been on hunger strikes for nearly 150 days to order Ankara to release them on health grounds

Comment(s)8/3/2017

Turkey should stick to Istanbul Convention on violence against women

Turkey should stick to Istanbul Convention on violence against women

Despite being its first signatory, Turkey is not efficiently implementing the Istanbul Convention on violence against women, according to a representative of women’s rights NGO

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Sexual, physical violence against disabled people on the rise in Turkey: Report

Sexual, physical violence against disabled people on the rise in Turkey: Report

Sexual and physical violence against people with disabilities have been on the rise since 2013 in Turkey, according to a report by the Social Rights and Research Association (TOHAD)

Comment(s)8/1/2017

Turkey failed to meet Istanbul Convention’s requirements: Main opposition CHP MP

Turkey failed to meet Istanbul Convention’s requirements: Main opposition CHP MP

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Gülsün Bilgehan has criticized Turkey’s record on women’s rights with a report on the third anniversary of the Istanbul Convention.

Comment(s)7/31/2017

Women in Istanbul protest, chant ‘Don’t mess with my outfit’

Women in Istanbul protest, chant ‘Don’t mess with my outfit’

Women’s rights associations protested on July 30 in Istanbul’s Maçka Democracy Park where a private security guard verbally abused a 24-year-old woman the day before, with women also protesting against the rising number of attacks they face over the way they dress

Comment(s)7/31/2017

Turkish women march against rising intolerance in Istanbul

Turkish women march against rising intolerance in Istanbul

Hundreds of women marched in Istanbul on July 29 to protest against violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively.

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