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CPJ slams Turkey about policies against press freedom

CPJ slams Turkey about policies against press freedom

By | October 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | No comments

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report about the jailed journalists and the current state of press freedom in Turkey. Turkish authorities are engaging in widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists, and are applying other forms of severe...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Starving the Kurds

Starving the Kurds

By | October 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm | No comments

It could be said that Asia Minor has old-age amnesia. Once cradle of civilization, this region has lost its memory for almost a century now. No one remembers Karamanlis, Pontus Greeks or Smyrnean Armenians who has once created the backbone of the society as well as Ionian...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds

Dear Roza,

Dear Roza,

By | October 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments

We never met. If it wasn't for the latest developments maybe I would have never acknowledged your existence like many others who live in the comfort of their shiny bubble. They've arrested you and all your electrical belongings last week. With your comrade Gulhan Yag among 24...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

Lost Souls Anonymous

Lost Souls Anonymous

By | July 18, 2012 at 12:16 am | No comments

We all carry a baggage. Until we reach the age of five, our immediate family loads us with their perception of a kid. Then, depending on where we get educated several enemies of free thinking, namely; history, civil studies, religion and many more attack us with their pre...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Opinion

Thousands of Pozantı Prisons in Turkey

Thousands of Pozantı Prisons in Turkey

By | March 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm | One comment

This article by Yıldırım Türker first published in Radikal Daily in Turkish. The following is translated by Stratos Moraitis. Yıldırım Türker Then they took me away. They said "let's play a game." We have our 'virginity report' since they have taken us to the...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Turkey: A local commission will handle cases before EHRC

Turkey: A local commission will handle cases before EHRC

By | March 10, 2012 at 10:19 am | No comments

Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods of detention and trial in Turkey, based on a...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

The Kids of Pozanti Prison: Following “The End”

The Kids of Pozanti Prison: Following “The End”

By | March 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments

This story that I am about to tell you does not have a happy ending. It all started two weeks ago. The news first appeared on the Dicle News Agency, an independent news website, based in Turkey, which mostly covers the Kurdish issue. The news itself was actually one year old....

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

List of Journalists in Jail in Turkey

List of Journalists in Jail in Turkey

By | March 7, 2012 at 8:53 am | 11 comments

Below you will find the whole list of detained/arrested/convicted journalists based on their opinion, writings or publications (although in some cases even pre-publication.) This is the list of disgrace of democracy in Turkey. As of March 7, 2012 there are 104 (one hundred and...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Child Abuse in Turkish Prison

Child Abuse in Turkish Prison

By | February 26, 2012 at 10:47 am | No comments

ANF Mersin In a statement about the increase of mass detention and arrests of children in Mersin in recent months, Mersin Human Rights Association (IHD) Mersin Branch Chair Ali Tanrıverdi pointed out that jailed children were forced to confession under custody and to do all...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Jailed Turkish publisher Ragıp Zarakolu nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

By | February 6, 2012 at 3:25 am | One comment

Vercihan Ziflioğlu/HDN Members from the Swedish Parliament nominate imprisoned Turkish publisher and human rights defender Ragıp Zarakolu for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination comes amid a debate over the prize’s criteria. Turkey’s prisons abound with writers,...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, News, Turkey

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