78s Initiative Spokesperson Celalettin Can Detained

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Spokesperson of the 78s Initiative and Party Assembly member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Celalettin Can was detained this morning (January 18) in his home in İstanbul and was brought to the…

Psychologist Murat Paker Sentenced to 4 Years, 2 Months in Prison for Sexual Assault

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Clinical psychologist and academic Dr. Lecturer Murat Paker has been sentenced to 4 years and 2 months in prison on charge of sexual assault.
Upon the criminal complaint lodged by one of his clients, who started rec…

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for 2 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…

Journalist Seda Taşkın Released from Prison: ‘I am Back to My News’

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Mezopotamya Agency reporter Seda Taşkın, who was arrested on January 22, 2017, was released from Sincan Closed Prison in Ankara upon the interlocutory scheduling order of the court of appeal yesterday (Jan…

Letter From Activist Angela Davis for HDP MP Güven on Hunger Strike

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Angela Yvonne Davis, an academic and rights defender from the US, and an iconic figure of the political prisoners’ movement, has penned a letter demanding the release of Leyla Güven, a Peoples’ Democratic Party…

Presidency: Ans Boersma Not Deported Due to Journalistic Activities

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Presidency Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun has made a statement on his Twitter account regarding Ans Boersma, Turkey correspondent to the Netherlands-based Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) finance newspaper, …

ALADAĞ DORM FIRE CASE: Plaintiff’s Attorney Atalay: Expert Report Says ‘Dorm Has No License’

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What happened?
On November 29, 2016, a fire broke out at Özel Aladağ Tahsil Çağındaki Talebelere Yardım Derneği Ortaöğretim Kız Öğrenci Yurdu, a girl student dorm, in the evening hours in th…