Monthly Archives: January 2019

Turkey Ranks Second After Russia in Distrust of Its Own Media

The 2019 Trust Barometer of Edelman has shown that 52 percent of the general population in Turkey trust the government. While they have a distrust of international organizations, the rate of people trusting these organizations has still been on the … Continue reading

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Turkey Ranks Second in ECtHR Again

The Annual Report of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has shown that Turkey has been the second country, about which the court gave a judgement in 2018. Turkey has also ranked fourth among the countries awaiting a judgement. … Continue reading

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Journalist Uğur Mumcu Commemorated in 26th Year of His Murder

It has been 26 years since investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu was murdered. Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) has held a commemorative ceremony for Mumcu in front of the Uğur Mumcu Monument in Harbiye, İstanbul. from bianet http://bit.ly/2sIW9vU via CHPEU

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DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER MARKED: ‘If Lawyers Lose Their Voice, Citizens Lose Their Breath’

Being dedicated to lawyers in Turkey, January 24 Day of the Endangered Lawyer has been marked by lawyers in İstanbul. Marching from Galatasaray Square to İstanbul Bar Association, lawyers said, “If lawyers lose their voice, citizens lose their breath.” from … Continue reading

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Erdoğan Appoints Former AKP MP to Constitutional Court

President and AKP Chair Erdoğan has appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and former AKP MP Yıldız Seferinoğlu as a member to the Constitutional Court. from bianet http://bit.ly/2B224RE via CHPEU

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CHP and İYİ Party to Cooperate in 49 Provinces in Local Elections

CHP and İYİ Party have reached an agreement on local elections. Two parties, which also formed the Nation Alliance ahead of Parliamentary elections on June 24, 2018, will cooperate in 22 metropolitan municipalities and 27 provinces in local elections. from … Continue reading

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Police Prevents Peace Mothers’ Statement

The Peace Mothers have gathered to make a press statement and send a letter to the Ministry of Justice for MP Leyla Güven and more than 200 prisoners who are on a hunger strike. Police did not allow the statement … Continue reading

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‘Visions of Holocaust’ Exhibition: Past Needs to Be Faced to Prevent its Recurrence

“Visions of the Holocaust” exhibition has opened at the Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chief Rabbi Haleva and Consul General of Germany Reiffenstuel underlined the importance of facing the past. from bianet http://bit.ly/2S2vE35 via … Continue reading

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No Candidates by HDP for Metropolitan Municipalities of İstanbul, İzmir, Adana

Holding a press conference regarding the local elections to be held on March 31, HDP Co-Spokesperson Saruhan Oluç has announced that they will not nominate candidates for the metropolitan municipalities of İstanbul, İzmir and Adana. from bianet http://bit.ly/2HzltPe via CHPEU

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Former CHP MP Eren Erdem to Begin Hunger Strike in Prison

Former CHP MP Eren Erdem has stated, “Being tried on FETÖ-related charges is hurting my pride” and announced that he will go on a hunger strike as of January 29. from bianet http://bit.ly/2TiynCR via CHPEU

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Artists in Turkey: Erdogan′s new targets – Qantara.de

Erdogan′s new targets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is cracking down on artists, strongly rejecting any criticism, even from those with conservative backing. But what does he hope to gain from the increasingly aggressive tirades? By Aram Ekin Duran More:Artists … Continue reading

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Erdogan Gets Emergency Powers to Use If Turkish Economy at Risk – Bloomberg

Erdogan Gets Emergency Powers Over the Turkish EconomyBy Firat KozokJanuary 17, 2019, 4:14 AM EST President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was granted emergency powers that give him broad authority to act when Turkey’s financial stability is deemed to be under threat. … Continue reading

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Turkish Journalists Association: We Never Forget Hrant Dink

Turkish Journalists Association Chair Turgay Olcayto has said, “Hrant Dink was a value for the society because of his belief in democracy and human-focused works” in a statement commemorating the 12th anniversary of the murder of the journalist. from bianet … Continue reading

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Life sentence sought for Turkish employee of US Consulate charged with espionage | The Times of Israel

Life sentence sought for Turkish employee of US Consulate charged with espionage Ankara accuses Metin Topuz, jailed since 2017, of helping police officers organize an attempted coup in 2013 More:Life sentence sought for Turkish employee of US Consulate charged with … Continue reading

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EU court orders Turkey to follow human-rights treaty – WND

EU court orders Turkey to follow human-rights treatyIslamist nation caught acting on prejudice against Christians The increasingly authoritarian Turkish regime has been caught acting with “prejudice” against Christians even though it ratified the European Convention on Human Rights, and now … Continue reading

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BERKİN ELVAN TRIAL: Expert Report Says Gas Canister ‘Highly Likely’ Fired by Defendant Police Officer

According to the expert witness report of the Berkin Elvan case, which continued today, the gas canister that caused the death of Elvan was “highly likely” fired by defendant officer Fatih Dalgalı. from bianet http://bit.ly/2T4yQIF via CHPEU

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The U.S. Decision to Leave Syria Further Erodes Relations With Turkey

The U.S. Decision to Leave Syria Further Erodes Relations With Turkey By Sinan Ciddi U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan see an opportunity in Syria to please their domestic constituencies, but their actions carry risks. A … Continue reading

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REPORT BY MEDIA AND LAW STUDIES ASSOCIATION: ‘Half of Journalists Put on Trial Behind Bars’

The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), which monitored over 90 court sessions in 71 trials with the International Press Institute (IPI) in the second half of 2018, has released its “Justice Monitoring Report: Freedom of Expression Trials in Turkey”. … Continue reading

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Women Who Abandon Headscarves Make Their Voices Heard With #10yearchallenge

The #10yearchallenge has become a platform for women who abandoned their headscarves in Turkey. Sharing their photos with and without headscarves, women make their struggle more visible. from bianet http://bit.ly/2T6T8RF via CHPEU

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CHP News: CHP, İYİ Party resolve disputes on alliance for polls

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener have resolved issues both parties have been at odds over the upcoming local elections. from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2DrwxtT via HDN

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