TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: 15 Academics Appear Before Judge in 2 Courtrooms

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Trials of academics, who signed the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” released by the Academics for Peace, continued at 34th and 36th Heavy Penal Courts at İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan.

36th Heavy Penal Court rejected the demand for immediate acquittal, approved the demand the file of the first case be asked from the 13th Heavy Penal Court.

34th Heavy Penal Court rejected the demands for immediate acquittal and for appeal to the Constitutional Court. Excuse and demand for extension of time of an academic who didn’t attend the hearing today were accepted.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Başak Can Bulut (Koç University / Faculty of Humanities and Literature), Assist. Prof. Dr. Umut Şah (Arel University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences), Research Fellow Egemen Cevahir (discharged from Marmara University Faculty of Medical Sciences), Dr. Funda Karapehlivan (discharged from the Marmara University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences), Assist. Prof. Dr. T. Deniz Erkmen (Özyeğin Universit, Faculty of Social Sciences), Assist. Prof. Dr. Erdem Yörük (Koç University, Department of Sociology), Fırat Erdoğmuş (Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Communication), Prof. Dr. Ayla Zırh Gürsoy (retired from Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy), Nihat Kotluk (doctorate student at Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Education, discharged as he was working at physics teacher at the Ministry of National Education), Zeynep Dadak (Kadir Has University), Elif Demirkaya (Arel University), Prof. Dr. Beyza Üstün (retired from Yıldız Teknik University, Faculty of Civil Engineering), Senem Timuroğlu (Özyeğin University, Faculty of Social Sciences), Zeynep Dadak (Kadir Has University), Suncem Koçer (Kadir Has University/Faculty of Communication).

The academics who signed the declaration are charged with “terrorist organization propaganda” under Article 7/2 of the Turkish Anti-Terror Act (3713) in the bill of indictment prepared by Prosecutor İsmet Bozkurt. Trials began on December 5. So far, 121 defendants have had their first hearings, and 16 of these have also had their second.

What happened?

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.

On March 10, 2016, Asst. Prof. Dr. Esra Mungan, Asst. Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Kaya, Assoc. Prof. Dr Kıvanç Ersoy and Asst. Prof. Dr. Meral Camcı read out the press statement at a press conference that was was held on behalf of the Academics for Peace/Istanbul group regarding the developments which had occurred since the declaration was first shared with the public.

The first three of these academics were arrested on the charge of “terrorist propaganda” on March 15, 2016, and the last, Camcı, who was abroad at the time, was arrested on March 31 when she returned to Turkey. The four academics were released on April 22, 2016 upon their first hearing, in which the prosecutor of the trial changed the charges pressed against the academics to the crimes regulated under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (insulting Turkey, the Turkish nation, or Turkish government institutions) and applied for authorization from the Ministry of Justice to hold the trial under the new article.

Another bill of indictment was prepared in October 2017 regarding at least 148 academics who signed the declaration. The academics were charged with “terrorist organization propaganda” under Article 7/2 of the Turkish Anti-Terror Act (#3713) in the bill of indictment prepared by Prosecutor İsmet Bozkurt. The first hearings were held on December 5.

By February 6, 2018, 106 defendants have had their first hearings, and 16 of these have also had their second. (BK/TK)

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: 15 Academics Appear Before Judge in 2 Courtrooms

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Trials of academics, who signed the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” released by the Academics for Peace, continued at 34th and 36th Heavy Penal Courts at İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan.

36th Heavy Penal Court rejected the demand for immediate acquittal, approved the demand the file of the first case be asked from the 13th Heavy Penal Court.

34th Heavy Penal Court rejected the demands for immediate acquittal and for appeal to the Constitutional Court. Excuse and demand for extension of time of an academic who didn’t attend the hearing today were accepted.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Başak Can Bulut (Koç University / Faculty of Humanities and Literature), Assist. Prof. Dr. Umut Şah (Arel University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences), Research Fellow Egemen Cevahir (discharged from Marmara University Faculty of Medical Sciences), Dr. Funda Karapehlivan (discharged from the Marmara University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences), Assist. Prof. Dr. T. Deniz Erkmen (Özyeğin Universit, Faculty of Social Sciences), Assist. Prof. Dr. Erdem Yörük (Koç University, Department of Sociology), Fırat Erdoğmuş (Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Communication), Prof. Dr. Ayla Zırh Gürsoy (retired from Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy), Nihat Kotluk (doctorate student at Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Education, discharged as he was working at physics teacher at the Ministry of National Education), Zeynep Dadak (Kadir Has University), Elif Demirkaya (Arel University), Prof. Dr. Beyza Üstün (retired from Yıldız Teknik University, Faculty of Civil Engineering), Senem Timuroğlu (Özyeğin University, Faculty of Social Sciences), Zeynep Dadak (Kadir Has University), Suncem Koçer (Kadir Has University/Faculty of Communication).

The academics who signed the declaration are charged with “terrorist organization propaganda” under Article 7/2 of the Turkish Anti-Terror Act (3713) in the bill of indictment prepared by Prosecutor İsmet Bozkurt. Trials began on December 5. So far, 121 defendants have had their first hearings, and 16 of these have also had their second.

What happened?

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.

On March 10, 2016, Asst. Prof. Dr. Esra Mungan, Asst. Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Kaya, Assoc. Prof. Dr Kıvanç Ersoy and Asst. Prof. Dr. Meral Camcı read out the press statement at a press conference that was was held on behalf of the Academics for Peace/Istanbul group regarding the developments which had occurred since the declaration was first shared with the public.

The first three of these academics were arrested on the charge of “terrorist propaganda” on March 15, 2016, and the last, Camcı, who was abroad at the time, was arrested on March 31 when she returned to Turkey. The four academics were released on April 22, 2016 upon their first hearing, in which the prosecutor of the trial changed the charges pressed against the academics to the crimes regulated under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (insulting Turkey, the Turkish nation, or Turkish government institutions) and applied for authorization from the Ministry of Justice to hold the trial under the new article.

Another bill of indictment was prepared in October 2017 regarding at least 148 academics who signed the declaration. The academics were charged with “terrorist organization propaganda” under Article 7/2 of the Turkish Anti-Terror Act (#3713) in the bill of indictment prepared by Prosecutor İsmet Bozkurt. The first hearings were held on December 5.

By February 6, 2018, 106 defendants have had their first hearings, and 16 of these have also had their second. (BK/TK)

منظمات صحية عالمية رائدة تصدر الطبعة الثالثة من المورد المستعمل على نطاق واسع بشأن تنظيم الأسرة

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الدليل العالمي يقدم لموفري الرعاية الصحية إرشادات دقيقة وعملية لإرشاد العملاء نيودلي، 13 شباط/فبراير، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — يعتبر تنظيم الأسرة “أفضل سلعة” في ميدان التنمية والتطوير وتدخلا منقذا للحياة للملايين من النساء والأطفال. ولعل المهم جدا لجهود تنظيم الأسرة حول العالم هو قوة عمل صحية متعلمة جيدا ومدربة جيدا. ولدعم أسرة […]

CHP MP Berberoğlu Sentenced to 5 Years 10 Months in Prison

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul MP Enis Berberoğlu has been sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison on charge of “making state’s confidential information public” in the trial about the news report on National Intelligence Agency (MİT) Trucks.

Berberoğlu: It started with 25 years, dropped to 5

Attending the hearing via Audio and Visual Information System (SEGBİS), Berberoğlu saying “Don’t be upset. It started with 25 years, dropped to 5” waved hands to the courtroom. The court ruled continuation of Berberoğlu’s arrest.

CHP members were in front of the courthouse

CHP members made a statement for the press prior to the summary judgement held at the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2nd Chamber of Penalty today (February 13).

CHP İstanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, CHP Deputy Group Chairs Muharrem Erkek, Onursal Adıgüzel, Kadir Gökmen Öğüt, Gamze İlgezdi and Barış Yarkada participated in the statement issued in front of Kartal Court of Appeal.

Kaftancıoğlu and Erkek said that Berberoğlu has been kept unlawfully and unjustly for nine months. “We want justice”, the CHP delegation said.

What happened?

Prosecution started as to the article published with the headline “Here are the weapons Erdoğan claim to not exist” on May 29 over “Procuring information as to state security”, “Political and military espionage”, “Declaring confidential information”, “Propagandizing terror organization”.

Chief Public Prosecutor Hadi Salihoğlu had declared the prosecution by press release.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had personally filed a criminal complaint and requested Dündar to be sentenced to one aggravated life imprisonment, one life imprisonment and 42 years in prison for “targeting state interests by using images contrary to facts”.

Erdoğan on a live broadcast on public channel TRT had said, “I guess the person who made this special news will heavily pay for it”.
Dündar and Gül had been imprisoned as of November 26.

Upon their objection against arrest being rejected, they had made an appeal to the Constitutional Court over “violation of freedom of press and speech and the right to security”.

Upon reporter of the Constitutional Court delivering the opinion that “freedom of press and expression, right to personal security have been violated, their imprisonment is unlawful” as to Gül and Dündar’s application, Gül and Dündar’s file had been referred to the Constitutional Court General Assembly.

CLICK – AYM REPORT: ARREST OF GÜL, DÜNDAR UNLAWFUL

Constitutional Court General Assembly has ruled journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül imprisoned as of November 26 over MİT truck report subjected to violation of right.

CLICK – CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULES JOURNALIST CAN DÜNDAR, ERDEM GÜL EXPOSED TO VIOLATION OF RIGHT
On February 26, 2016, 14th Heavy Penal Court has ruled release of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül following the “violation of rights” verdict by the Constitutional Court.

CLICK – COURT RULES RELEASE OF CAN DÜNDAR, ERDEM GÜL

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commentated on the Constitutional Court’s ruling to release the journalists Gül and Dündar as “I don’t obey the court decision. I don’t respect it either”.

CLICK – ERDOGAN ON RELEASE OF GÜL AND DÜNDAR: I DON’T OBEY OR RESPECT THE COURT RULING

On March 25, the Court has decided to hold the hearings without audience further on.

On May 3, a prison sentence of 25 years was demanded for Can Dündar and up to 10 years in prison for Erdem Gül.

The case was over on May 16. The journalists were sentenced to 10 years and 10 days in prison for “disclosing confidential information of the state”. Acquitted of coup accusations, Gül and Dündar are still on trial on charges of “knowingly and willingly helping an armed organization as a non-member”. 

İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2nd Penal Chamber reversed the local court’s decision and sent the file to İstanbul 14th Heavy Penal Court. Reviewing the reversed decision, İstanbul Regional Court of Justice Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office annotated the decision.

İstnabul 14th Heavy Penal Court reversed the decision of 25 years of imprisonment and returned the file.

About Enis Berberoğlu

Born on April 1, 1956 in İstanbul, Kadri Enis Berberoğlu is a politician and journalist from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), who has served as the Member of Parliament for İstanbul’s second electoral district since 2015. Since the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention of 2014, he has been the Deputy Leader of the party responsible for media relations and communications.

He graduated from Boğaziçi University and obtained a masters degree in the field of econometrics. He has stated that he originates from a socialist family, thereby making him a legacy social democrat.

Berberoğlu began his journalism career in 1981 at the Dünya newspaper. He later went on to become the economics manager at CNN Türk and served as an editor at Hürriyet and Radikal. On 29 December 2009, he became the General Director of Publications at Hürriyet, resigning on 10 August 2014 due to growing political pressures on the newspaper. In October 2014, he became a writer at the Sözcü newspaper.

At the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention held on 6 September 2014, Berberoğlu was elected to the Party Council of the CHP. On 14 September, he was appointed as the Deputy Leader of the CHP responsible for media relations and communications by party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for İstanbul’s second electoral district at the June 2015 general election.

In May 2016 his immunity as member of the parliament was lifted in order to allow for judiciary prosecution and on 14th June 2017 he was condemned by an Istanbul tribunal to 25 years in prison for having divulged in 2014 pictures of the Turkish secret service which seemed to show delivery of weapons. 

CHP MP Berberoğlu Sentenced to 5 Years 10 Months in Prison

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul MP Enis Berberoğlu has been sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison on charge of “making state’s confidential information public” in the trial about the news report on National Intelligence Agency (MİT) Trucks.

Berberoğlu: It started with 25 years, dropped to 5

Attending the hearing via Audio and Visual Information System (SEGBİS), Berberoğlu saying “Don’t be upset. It started with 25 years, dropped to 5” waved hands to the courtroom. The court ruled continuation of Berberoğlu’s arrest.

CHP members were in front of the courthouse

CHP members made a statement for the press prior to the summary judgement held at the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2nd Chamber of Penalty today (February 13).

CHP İstanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, CHP Deputy Group Chairs Muharrem Erkek, Onursal Adıgüzel, Kadir Gökmen Öğüt, Gamze İlgezdi and Barış Yarkada participated in the statement issued in front of Kartal Court of Appeal.

Kaftancıoğlu and Erkek said that Berberoğlu has been kept unlawfully and unjustly for nine months. “We want justice”, the CHP delegation said.

What happened?

Prosecution started as to the article published with the headline “Here are the weapons Erdoğan claim to not exist” on May 29 over “Procuring information as to state security”, “Political and military espionage”, “Declaring confidential information”, “Propagandizing terror organization”.

Chief Public Prosecutor Hadi Salihoğlu had declared the prosecution by press release.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had personally filed a criminal complaint and requested Dündar to be sentenced to one aggravated life imprisonment, one life imprisonment and 42 years in prison for “targeting state interests by using images contrary to facts”.

Erdoğan on a live broadcast on public channel TRT had said, “I guess the person who made this special news will heavily pay for it”.
Dündar and Gül had been imprisoned as of November 26.

Upon their objection against arrest being rejected, they had made an appeal to the Constitutional Court over “violation of freedom of press and speech and the right to security”.

Upon reporter of the Constitutional Court delivering the opinion that “freedom of press and expression, right to personal security have been violated, their imprisonment is unlawful” as to Gül and Dündar’s application, Gül and Dündar’s file had been referred to the Constitutional Court General Assembly.

CLICK – AYM REPORT: ARREST OF GÜL, DÜNDAR UNLAWFUL

Constitutional Court General Assembly has ruled journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül imprisoned as of November 26 over MİT truck report subjected to violation of right.

CLICK – CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULES JOURNALIST CAN DÜNDAR, ERDEM GÜL EXPOSED TO VIOLATION OF RIGHT
On February 26, 2016, 14th Heavy Penal Court has ruled release of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül following the “violation of rights” verdict by the Constitutional Court.

CLICK – COURT RULES RELEASE OF CAN DÜNDAR, ERDEM GÜL

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commentated on the Constitutional Court’s ruling to release the journalists Gül and Dündar as “I don’t obey the court decision. I don’t respect it either”.

CLICK – ERDOGAN ON RELEASE OF GÜL AND DÜNDAR: I DON’T OBEY OR RESPECT THE COURT RULING

On March 25, the Court has decided to hold the hearings without audience further on.

On May 3, a prison sentence of 25 years was demanded for Can Dündar and up to 10 years in prison for Erdem Gül.

The case was over on May 16. The journalists were sentenced to 10 years and 10 days in prison for “disclosing confidential information of the state”. Acquitted of coup accusations, Gül and Dündar are still on trial on charges of “knowingly and willingly helping an armed organization as a non-member”. 

İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2nd Penal Chamber reversed the local court’s decision and sent the file to İstanbul 14th Heavy Penal Court. Reviewing the reversed decision, İstanbul Regional Court of Justice Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office annotated the decision.

İstnabul 14th Heavy Penal Court reversed the decision of 25 years of imprisonment and returned the file.

About Enis Berberoğlu

Born on April 1, 1956 in İstanbul, Kadri Enis Berberoğlu is a politician and journalist from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), who has served as the Member of Parliament for İstanbul’s second electoral district since 2015. Since the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention of 2014, he has been the Deputy Leader of the party responsible for media relations and communications.

He graduated from Boğaziçi University and obtained a masters degree in the field of econometrics. He has stated that he originates from a socialist family, thereby making him a legacy social democrat.

Berberoğlu began his journalism career in 1981 at the Dünya newspaper. He later went on to become the economics manager at CNN Türk and served as an editor at Hürriyet and Radikal. On 29 December 2009, he became the General Director of Publications at Hürriyet, resigning on 10 August 2014 due to growing political pressures on the newspaper. In October 2014, he became a writer at the Sözcü newspaper.

At the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention held on 6 September 2014, Berberoğlu was elected to the Party Council of the CHP. On 14 September, he was appointed as the Deputy Leader of the CHP responsible for media relations and communications by party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for İstanbul’s second electoral district at the June 2015 general election.

In May 2016 his immunity as member of the parliament was lifted in order to allow for judiciary prosecution and on 14th June 2017 he was condemned by an Istanbul tribunal to 25 years in prison for having divulged in 2014 pictures of the Turkish secret service which seemed to show delivery of weapons. 

Galata Photography House to Offer Gender and Photography Workshop

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Galata Photography House will be offering a six-week workshop program titled “Gender and Photography” starting February 20.

Under Şehlem Kaçar’s instruction, participants will examine the relationship between gender roles and art as well as conduct conceptual readings and discussions on ways of seeing and feminist approaches to art.

What is in the workshop?

Week 1:

Information about the content of the workshop

Introduction to gender: What is gender? General concepts and discussion on the image of woman throughout art history

The relationship between art and gender

Representations of women in art history; examples and archetypes

Week 2:

Introduction to feminist art

A feminist criticism of art history

Hannah Wilke, Vivian Maier and others

Week 3:

Representations of women in the media

How violence is represented: Media language and use of photography in news about violence

Sample studies in combatting violence

Week 4:

Different approaches to feminist art: Self-portraits

Introduction to the feminist avant-guard and examination of portfolio examples: Francesca Woodman and Cindy Sherman

Week 5:

Women arts collectives, feminist protests and activism

Guerrilla girls, the feminist movement in art, examples from the 60s and 70s

Artists from Turkey and portfolio examples: Nil Yalter, Nilbar Güreş, CANAN

Week 6:

Auto-portrait photography presentations

About Şehlem Kaçar

In her bachelor’s degree, she focused on gender, photography, and critical readings of the media. In her graduate studies she worked on the female body and Michel Foucault’s theories of the body. She obtained her graduate diploma in 2008.

Her work has been featured in various group exhibitions since 2005. Her project “One Day: After Work” won her a Danish Government Scholarship. She had her first solo exhibition in the Women’s Museum in Denmark, with the support of FREIA (Aalborg University Feminist Research Center) and EDGE (Center for Equality, Diversity, Gender in Aalborg University). Şehlem was a visiting researcher at Helsinki University in 2016. She is currently doing doctoral work on photography and gender in the Communication Sciences Department of Istanbul Bilgi University. (ÇT/PU)

Galata Photography House to Offer Gender and Photography Workshop

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Click to read the article in Turkish/Kurdish

Galata Photography House will be offering a six-week workshop program titled “Gender and Photography” starting February 20.

Under Şehlem Kaçar’s instruction, participants will examine the relationship between gender roles and art as well as conduct conceptual readings and discussions on ways of seeing and feminist approaches to art.

What is in the workshop?

Week 1:

Information about the content of the workshop

Introduction to gender: What is gender? General concepts and discussion on the image of woman throughout art history

The relationship between art and gender

Representations of women in art history; examples and archetypes

Week 2:

Introduction to feminist art

A feminist criticism of art history

Hannah Wilke, Vivian Maier and others

Week 3:

Representations of women in the media

How violence is represented: Media language and use of photography in news about violence

Sample studies in combatting violence

Week 4:

Different approaches to feminist art: Self-portraits

Introduction to the feminist avant-guard and examination of portfolio examples: Francesca Woodman and Cindy Sherman

Week 5:

Women arts collectives, feminist protests and activism

Guerrilla girls, the feminist movement in art, examples from the 60s and 70s

Artists from Turkey and portfolio examples: Nil Yalter, Nilbar Güreş, CANAN

Week 6:

Auto-portrait photography presentations

About Şehlem Kaçar

In her bachelor’s degree, she focused on gender, photography, and critical readings of the media. In her graduate studies she worked on the female body and Michel Foucault’s theories of the body. She obtained her graduate diploma in 2008.

Her work has been featured in various group exhibitions since 2005. Her project “One Day: After Work” won her a Danish Government Scholarship. She had her first solo exhibition in the Women’s Museum in Denmark, with the support of FREIA (Aalborg University Feminist Research Center) and EDGE (Center for Equality, Diversity, Gender in Aalborg University). Şehlem was a visiting researcher at Helsinki University in 2016. She is currently doing doctoral work on photography and gender in the Communication Sciences Department of Istanbul Bilgi University. (ÇT/PU)

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