Ankara Bar Association Denounces Decision of Supreme Election Council

Ankara Bar Association Denounces Decision of Supreme Election Council

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Ankara Bar Association has released a written statement in the wake of a decision by the Supreme Election Council (YSK), which prevents prisoners and those convicted of negligent offenses from casting votes ahead of…

Ankara Bar Association Denounces Decision of Supreme Election Council

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Ankara Bar Association has released a written statement in the wake of a decision by the Supreme Election Council (YSK), which prevents prisoners and those convicted of negligent offenses from casting votes ahead of…

Legal Action Taken Against 18,376 People Due to ‘Social Media’ This Year

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The Ministry of Interior released a statement today (31 December) regarding the operations conducted in 2018.
According to the statement which was released on the official website of the ministry, 42,406 s…

Legal Action Taken Against 18,376 People Due to ‘Social Media’ This Year

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The Ministry of Interior released a statement today (31 December) regarding the operations conducted in 2018.
According to the statement which was released on the official website of the ministry, 42,406 s…

CHP MP Şeker: Is Any Action Taken Against Mufti Calling for Massacre?

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul MP Ali Şeker has brought Mufti of Siirt province Ahmet Altıok’s threats against the odaTV news website to parliamentary agenda.
CLICK – Mufti Threatens Ne…

CHP MP Şeker: Is Any Action Taken Against Mufti Calling for Massacre?

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul MP Ali Şeker has brought Mufti of Siirt province Ahmet Altıok’s threats against the odaTV news website to parliamentary agenda.
CLICK – Mufti Threatens Ne…

REPORT ON SEXISM BY EĞİTİM-SEN: ‘Right to Education of LGBTI+ Students Ignored’

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The Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) has released its Year-End Report on Sexism in Education for 2018.
The report has shown that the inequalities between girl and boy children as well…

REPORT ON SEXISM BY EĞİTİM-SEN: ‘Right to Education of LGBTI+ Students Ignored’

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The Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) has released its End-Year Report on Sexism in Education for 2018.
The report has shown that the inequalities between girl and boy children as well…

US SENATOR MEETS PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'Trump Will Assure Turkey of Buffer Zone'

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US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has met with President Donald Trump, who recently made the controversial decision to pull forces out of Syria.
Addressin…

US SENATOR MEETS PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'Trump Will Assure Turkey of Buffer Zone'

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US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has met with President Donald Trump, who recently made the controversial decision to pull forces out of Syria.
Addressin…

Kaos GL Files Criminal Complaint Against Yeni Akit Newspaper

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Ankara-based Kaos GL Association has filed a criminal complaint against Yeni Akit newspaper on the ground of its news which target and disseminate hate speech about the association itself and LGBTI+ individuals.
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Kaos GL Files Criminal Complaint Against Yeni Akit Newspaper

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Ankara-based Kaos GL Association has filed a criminal complaint against Yeni Akit newspaper on the ground of its news which target and disseminate hate speech about the association itself and LGBTI+ individuals.
In …

Human Rights Association: Ill Prisoner Baybars Awaits Surgery

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In this week’s “Freedom to Ill Prisoners” statement of the Human Rights Association (İHD) Adana Branch, the condition of ill prisoner Abdulkadir Baybars has been addressed and a request has been …

Human Rights Association: Ill Prisoner Baybars Awaits Surgery

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In this week’s “Freedom to Ill Prisoners” statement of the Human Rights Association (İHD) Adana Branch, the condition of ill prisoner Abdulkadir Baybars has been addressed and a request has been …

Mufti Threatens News Website odaTV, Reminds Charlie Hebdo

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Mufti* of the Siirt province Ahmet Altıok has threatened the news website odaTV, reminding the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
In an interview he has given to the İlke News Agency (İLKHA), which is known to b…

Mufti Threatens News Website odaTV, Reminds Charlie Hebdo

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Mufti* of the Siirt province Ahmet Altıok has threatened the news website odaTV, reminding the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
In an interview he has given to the İlke News Agency (İLKHA), which is known to b…

Decision by Election Council Preventing Prisoners, Convicts of Negligence from Voting

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Ahead of the local elections on March 31, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) has taken a decision which prevents prisoners and those who have been convicted of negligent offenses from casting votes.
As per the decis…

Over 100 irregular migrants held across Turkey

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At least 116 irregular migrant were held across Turkey, security sources said on Monday.In Ayvacik district of western Canakkale province, the Turkish Coast Guard rounded up 47 irregular migrants after the boat carrying them capsized, off the coast of …

Turkish retailers to charge for plastic bags in 2019

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Turkish retailers are set to begin charging for environmentally-damaging plastic bags with a view to reducing non-recyclable waste.Starting Tuesday, all retailers — including those selling their wares online — will begin selling plastic bags for 0.25…

Egypt legalizes 80 unlicensed churches countrywide

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The Egyptian authorities on Monday legalized 80 Christian churches and church buildings that had previously lacked government licenses.The announcement was made following a meeting between Prime Minister Mustapha Medbouli and a committee formed in 2016…

49 Daesh-linked terror suspects arrested in Turkey

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A total of 49 Daesh-linked terror suspects were arrested on New Year’s Eve across Turkey, security sources said on Monday.Police arrested five foreign nationals in central Konya province, seven suspects — including five foreign nationals — in eastern…

94 journalists, media staff killed in 2018: IFJ

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Some 94 journalists and media staff were killed while carrying out their jobs in 2018, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said.In a new report released Monday, the Brussels-base trade association said 84 journalists, camerapersons, fixer…

India: Ex-politician surrenders over ’84 anti-Sikh riot

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A former leader of India’s Congress Party surrendered to authorities Monday to serve a life sentence in a case related to the 1984 riots against the country’s Sikh community. Sajjan Kumar, 73, turned himself in to a Delhi court following the overturn o…

No ties with Syria before Arab League decision: Kuwait

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Kuwaiti Deputy FM Khaled al-Jarallah said Monday that his country’s embassy in Damascus would not be reopened without a greenlight from the Cairo-based Arab League.Speaking to Al Jazeera, al-Jarallah also criticized what he described as fabrications by…

Turkish president vows to continue destroying terrorists

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Turkey’s president on Sunday vowed that his country would continue to destroy terrorists as Ankara did in the past.”We went into the terrorists’ den, destroyed and continuing to destroy them,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said indicating Ankara’s recent counte…

After rains, 32,000 await aid along Syrian border

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In the wake of heavy rains, at least 32,000 civilians staying in tents along the Turkish-Syrian border are awaiting humanitarian aid, locals told Anadolu Agency. Since Dec. 22 at least 22 refugee camps were flooded and 67 others were badly affected by …

‘Turkey wants to protect Syria’s territorial integrity’

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Turkey’s determination to fight terror groups plays an important role in the protection of Syria’s territorial integrity, according to foreign policy and regional security analysts.Abdullah Agar, an ex-commando and regional security expert, told Anadol…

Erdogan, Merkel discuss Syria and migrants over phone

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Turkey’s president and Germany’s chancellor discussed developments in Syria and irregular migrants going to Europe in a phone conversation on Sunday, according to statement from the presidency.The statement said Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel a…

Turkey: Erdogan taps Yildirim for Istanbul mayoral race

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Turkey’s president on Saturday tapped a senior colleague to run for Istanbul mayor in the March 2019 local elections.Announcing the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s candidates for greater Istanbul as well its 39 districts, Recep Tayyip Erdog…

Turkey sends howitzers to Syria border

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Turkey sent military reinforcements to its southern Gaziantep province near Syrian border on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency correspondent in the area.A military convoy carrying howitzers first arrived in Hatay province then in Gaziantep as part …

Turkish intel returns wanted FETO terror group member

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Turkish intelligence officers brought back from Azerbaijan a member of the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, security sources said on Saturday. Mehmet Gelen, who is wanted by Turkish authorities, had been trying to enter Belarus with a fa…

Nearly 190 irregular migrants held across Turkey

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A total of 189 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, according to security sources on Saturday.In Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province, the security forces held seven irregular migrants after stopping a suspicious vehicle in the Havsa district. …

Prosecutor's Office Launches Investigation Against TV Anchor Portakal

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The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bakırköy district of İstanbul has launched an investigation against Fox TV anchor Fatih Portakal because of what he said on prime-time news bulletin on December…

Prosecutor's Office Launches Investigation Against TV Anchor Portakal

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The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bakırköy district of İstanbul has launched an investigation against Fox TV anchor Fatih Portakal because of what he said on prime-time news bulletin on December…

Press Council: 2018 a 'Pitch Black' Year for Media

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The Press Council has released its 2018 report of “Freedom of Press and Expression.” The report comprises of events that took place regarding freedom of press and expression and violations of rights committed in 201…

Press Council: 2018 a 'Pitch Black' Year for Media

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The Press Council has released its 2018 report of “Freedom of Press and Expression.” The report comprises of events that took place regarding freedom of press and expression and violations of rights committed in 201…

إلى المستقبل: جي أيه سي تحتفل بمفصل معلمي في رحلتها للطاقة الجديدة وتطلق مشروعا مغامرا مع أيسين أيه دبليو

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اكتمال بناء المرحلة الأولى من مصنع الطاقة الجديدة لجي أيه سي الذكي والصديق للبيئة (“المصنع”)؛ وإذ يمثل استثمارا بقيمة 4.7 مليار يوان (680 مليون دولار أميركي)، هذا المصنع سيبدأ الإنتاج في أيار/مايو 2019، وهو يهدف إلى تحقيق قدرة إنتاج 400,000 سيارة سنويا؛ افتتحت جي أيه سي وأيسين أيه دبليو المشروع الجديد باستثمار قيمته 2.13 مليار […]

34 People Who Lost Their Lives in Roboski Massacre Commemorated

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It has been seven years since the Roboski Massacre, which claimed the lives of 34 civilians, including 19 children in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şırnak. The ones who lost their lives in the village …

34 People Who Lost Their Lives in Roboski Massacre Commemorated

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It has been seven years since the Roboski Massacre, which claimed the lives of 34 civilians, including 19 children in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şırnak. The ones who lost their lives in the village …

مركز بيثل وودز للفنون، وشركتا لايف نيشن وإنفنت تتحالف لإنتاج مهرجان جديد لثلاثة أيام من الموسيقى والثقافة والمجتمع

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بيثل، نيويورك، 28 كانون الأول/ديسمبر، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — أعلن مركز بيثل وودز للفنون، وهو مركز ثقافي غير ربحي يقع في الموقع التاريخي لمهرجان وودستوك للعام 1969 في بيثل بنيويورك، ولايف نيشن، وهي شركة الاحتفالات الموسيقية الحية العالمية الرائدة، وإنفنت، وهي وكالة قص الحكايات الحية العالمية، اليوم عن تنظيم مهرجان بيثل وودز […]

ROBOSKİ MASSACRE: Met with Impunity in Turkey, Roboski Massacre to be Taken to UN

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“Without conjuncture changing, it is impossible for justice to be served. When did you see that perpetrators of a massacre, where heavy violations of human rights were collectively committed, were put on t…

ROBOSKİ MASSACRE: Met with Impunity in Turkey, Roboski Massacre to be Taken to UN

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“Without political conjuncture changing, it is impossible for justice to be served. When did you see that perpetrators of a massacre, where heavy violations of human rights were collectively committed, wer…

Prosecutor’s Office Demands Life Imprisonment in Trial of Soldiers Fleeing to Greece

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In the lawsuit filed against the soldiers who participated in the attempted coup on July 15, 2016 and some of whom fled to Greece afterwards, the Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced its opinion a…

Prosecutor’s Office Demands Life Imprisonment in Trial of Soldiers Fleeing to Greece

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In the lawsuit filed against the soldiers who participated in the attempted coup on July 15, 2016 and some of whom fled to Greece afterwards, the Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced its opinion as to the accusa…

Ministry of Trade Bans ‘Junk Food’ Adverts in Children’s Programs

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The advertisement of foods and beverages such as wafers, chocolate, energy bars, chips, cereals, fruit juice, energy drinks and all other beverages containing artificial sweeteners in children’s television and radio…

Ministry of Trade Bans ‘Junk Food’ Adverts in Children’s Programs

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The advertisement of foods and beverages such as wafers, chocolate, energy bars, chips, cereals, fruit juice, energy drinks and all other beverages containing artificial sweeteners in children’s television and radio…

EDUCATION AND CULTURE MINISTER OF NORTHERN CYPRUS: 'Conscientious Objection Will Be Discussed in Parliament in Northern Cyprus”

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Northern Cypriot Minister of National Education and Culture and Socialist Democracy Party (TDP) Chair Cemal Özyiğit has said that they will put the issue of conscientious objection into their agenda in 201…

EDUCATION AND CULTURE MINISTER OF NORTHERN CYPRUS: 'Conscientious Objection Will Be Discussed in Parliament in Northern Cyprus”

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Northern Cypriot Minister of National Education and Culture and Socialist Democracy Party (TDP) Chair Cemal Özyiğit has said that they will put the issue of conscientious objection into their agenda in 201…

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for 3 Academics

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About the Trials of Academics
On January 10, 2016, 1,128 academics published a declaration entitled “We will not be party to this crime” on behalf of the Academics for Peace initiative.
With the participation of further academics, the number of academi…

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for 3 Academics

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About the Trials of Academics
On January 10, 2016, 1,128 academics published a declaration entitled “We will not be party to this crime” on behalf of the Academics for Peace initiative.
With the participation of further academics, the number of academi…

Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

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Turkey on Friday condemned a terrorist attack that killed at least 10 people in northwestern Burkina Faso.We are saddened by the terrorist attack against the security forces in Sourou State in northwestern Burkina Faso, claiming many lives and leaving …

Australia Strips Citizenship From Suspected Terrorist

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SYDNEY, The Australian government has stripped citizenship from a man it believes is a top recruiter for Islamic State, Australia’s home affairs minister said Saturday.Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said in an emailed statement to Reuters that Melb…

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 27 terrorists over past week

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Turkish security forces have neutralized 27 terrorists on its soil and abroad over the past week, the country’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralize” in their statements to imply that the ter…

Turkey condemns granting of furlough to Greek terrorist

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Turkey on Friday condemned the Greek authorities over granting of another release on furlough to far-left terrorist Dimitris Kufodinas.Kufodinas is a convicted member of the November 17 terrorist organization and he is serving multiple life sentences i…

14th anniversary of Aceh tsunami marked in Istanbul

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The 14th anniversary of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which mostly hit Indonesia’s northern province of Aceh, was marked at a conference in Istanbul. Thank you Turkey brought together representatives from Turkish aid agenci…

Syrian opposition sends troops to Manbij

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The Syrian armed opposition on Friday sent new military reinforcements to the Euphrates Shield Operation area and Manbij frontline in Syria.After reports of deployment of regime troops to a key northern region, the Hamza Division, which is a member of …

First Turk named to head UN budget committee

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NEW YORKFor the first time, a Turkish citizen has been named the head of the UN’s advisor budget committee, handling a budget of $10 billion.Cihan Terzi, set to become chair of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) on…

Doctors Who Say 'War is a Public Health Problem' Appear Before Judge

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Trial of the 11 members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), who are charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” and “inciting the public to enmity and hatred” has beg…

Doctors Who Say 'War is a Public Health Problem' Appear Before Judge

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Trial of the 11 members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), who are charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” and “inciting the public to enmity and hatred” has beg…

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Live Nation, And INVNT Join to Produce A New Three-Day Festival of Music, Culture, And Community

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BETHEL, New York, Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA), a non-profit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, and INVNT, a global live brand storytelling agency, today announce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival: Celebrating the […]

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