Human Rights

13 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

January 17, 2020

At least 13 irregular migrants were held in Turkey’s western province Edirne, security sources said on Friday.Provincial gendarmerie forces tried to stop a suspicious vehicle but the driver did not heed the signal and attempted to make a fast escape, s…

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Egypt Accuses Turkish News Agency Staff of ‘False News’

January 16, 2020

Egypt has accused four staff of Turkey’s state news agency Anadolu whom it arrested of spreading “false news” and working with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.Police raided their Cairo office Tuesday and formally arrested them Wednesday at a time…

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Demonstrations Banned in Dersim Amid Protests for Missing Woman

January 16, 2020

The ban order came after protests for a university student who has been missing for 12 days. Governorship of Tunceli (Dersim) has banned all demonstrations and events in the province until January 30.Releasing a statement on its website, the Governor’s…

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3 MISSING AFTER VESSEL COLLISION IN BLACK SEA NEAR ISTANBUL

January 10, 2020

A Russian-flagged tanker and a Turkish fishing boat collided in the Black Sea near Istanbul early Friday, sinking the fishing vessel.Istanbul governor”s office said in a statement three Turkish citizens are missing while three were rescued by fisherma…

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3 MISSING AFTER VESSEL COLLISION IN BLACK SEA NEAR ISTANBUL

January 10, 2020

A Russian-flagged tanker and a Turkish fishing boat collided in the Black Sea near Istanbul early Friday, sinking the fishing vessel.Istanbul governor”s office said in a statement three Turkish citizens are missing while three were rescued by fisherma…

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Constitutional Court: Calling Minister ‘Court Jester’ Falls Within Freedom of Expression

January 9, 2020

A nominated MP from the main opposition party was given a sentence for insulting the minister, who was nominated in the same election district with him.The Constitutional Court has ruled that the sentence given to Halk TV’s former editor-in-chief Saban…

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Women Lawyers Prepare Day-to-Day Report on Feminicide of Ay?e Tuba Arslan

January 7, 2020

Women lawyers have prepared a report on the process leading to the feminicide of Ayse Tuba Arslan, who was killed in Eskisehir by her ex-husband despite having filed a criminal complaint against him for 23 times.Seven women lawyers have prepared a day-…

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Turkish court sentences 18 FETO members to life

January 6, 2020

A Turkish court in capital Ankara handed down aggravated life sentences to 18 members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), said a judicial source Monday.The court said they were guilty of martyring senior staff sergeant Omer Halisdemir during…

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