Human Rights

Turkey Faces Growing Regional Tensions Over Syria

November 12, 2019

Turkey’s October military intervention into Syria is increasingly straining relations with its regional allies and neighbors, but the country is pushing back against mounting criticism of its Syrian incursion.In a recent editorial headlined “A threat a…

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EU Adopts Framework for Sanctions Against Turkey Over Drilling Activities

November 12, 2019

European Council has adopted a framework for restrictive measures in response to Turkey’s unauthorized drilling activities in Eastern Mediterranean, which is likely to impose sanctions on individuals and entities responsible or involved”. The ministers…

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Mezopotamya Agency Reporter Ruken Demir Detained

November 12, 2019

Journalist Ruken Demir, a reporter for the Mezopotamya Agency, has been taken into custody in a raid conducted to her house in early morning hours today. Journalist Ruken Demir, a reporter for the Mezopotamya Agency (MA) in Izmir, has been taken into c…

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Erdogan: We are Going to US in a Troubled Period

November 12, 2019

In the wake of rising tension between Turkey and US over Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring and Trump’s letter, President Erdogan has set out for Washington. Speaking ahead of his visit, he said, We are making the visit in a troubled period. President and…

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‘Exaggerated and Provocative Statements Fall Within Freedom of Expression’

November 12, 2019

Announcing its ruling on a libel suit filed by one journalist against another, the Constitutional Court has concluded that freedom of expression should be interpreted so broadly to allow exaggeration and even provocation to a degree. The Constitutional…

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A ‘Nation’s Garden’ on Armenian, Syriac Cemeteries: ‘The Project Must Immediately Stop’

November 12, 2019

The Federation of Syriac Associations chairperson and two minority MPs have reacted to the recreational facility project in Dargecit, Mardin. A “Nation’s Garden” that consists of a park and a wedding salon has been built in Dargecit, Mardin.The “Saray …

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Allegation of Torture in Urfa Prison: I Will Kill You Here

November 12, 2019

Lawyer Mustafa Vefa, a member of the Urfa Bar Association Human Rights Commission, has stated that inmate Abdurrahim Durgun was battered by four prison wardens in a room without any surveillance cameras. Abdurrahim Durgun (28) and Musa Gunay (27), two …

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Verdict of Release for Journalist Kibriye Evren

November 12, 2019

Facing up to 20 years in prison due to her journalistic activities and social media posts, JinNews reporter Kibriye Evren has been released in her eighth hearing. The court has imposed judicial control measures and international travel ban on Evren. De…

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