Monthly Archives: November 2015

Detained Turkish Journalists’ Letter to the EU Leaders

Police use tear-inducing agent against demonstrators d… REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS+ Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet newspape… REUTERS/MURAD SEZER Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights Two Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports about … Continue reading

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu: “It is a black day of democracy and freedom of the press in Turkey”

A handout picture released by Turkey’s Cumhuriyet daily shows Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dundar (C) speaking to the press before attending a hearing in Istanbul on November 26, 2015. AFP Photo “If not those who committed crimes, but those who report … Continue reading

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Two journalists arrested for story on intelligence trucks bound for Syria

Daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar is seen being transferred to Istanbul’s Silivri prison AA photo Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the daily’s Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül were arrested Nov. 26 due to a story about Turkish intelligence trucks bound … Continue reading

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S&Ds: Turkish candidacy for EU membership brings rights and obligations

Following the presentation of the Commission’s progress report on Turkey today by Commissioner Johannes Hahn, S&D president Gianni Pittella MEP said: "We fully agree with the European Commission’s critical conclusions on the human rights situation in Turkey and we urge … Continue reading

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu accuses EU of ‘hypocrisy’

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  AA photo Turkey’s main opposition leader has harshly criticized the European Union, suggesting that it has “hypocritical” policies toward the full membership candidate country and had a responsibility in developments leading up to the building of an “oppressive regime” … Continue reading

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Was the Turkish election rigged?

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The AKP received 4.5 million extra votes compared to June’s election, and people are suspicious. I have been asked by foreign journalists several times over the last few days on whether I think the Turkish election that took place at the start … Continue reading

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Turkish Nov 1 snap elections results and the CHP statement

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Please also read: Highlights of the June 2015 Turkish Elections and the CHP CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu: “The one who sabotaged the elections in some way is the one who lives in the palace, Mr Erdogan” *** In June 2015 elections the … Continue reading

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