Daily Archives: February 20, 2019

CHP News: AKP trying to cover up money spent on election campaigns: CHP spokesperson

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government’s policy on election expenses in the first three months of 2019 will spark off serious economic difficulties later on, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has said. from Hürriyet Daily … Continue reading

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Former CHP MPs Facing Prison for Chanting Slogans

The Prosecutor’s Office has filed an indictment against former main opposition MPs İlhan Cihaner, Hilmi Yarayıcı and Barış Yarkadaş for chanting slogans in a courthouse. from bianet http://bit.ly/2Vc6OMb via CHPEU

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Osman Kavala and 15 Rights Defenders Facing Aggravated Life Imprisonment for ‘organizing Gezi Park protests’

The indictment for 16 rights defenders including Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu has been prepared. It alleges that the 16 people are the “head executives” that organized the Gezi Park protests. from bianet https://ift.tt/2tvkTbK via CHPEU

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Council of Higher Education Cancels Gender Equality Project

The Council of Higher Education has canceled the gender equality project that it was conducting in the universities. Council Chair Saraç has said the project “is not suitable with social values”. from bianet https://ift.tt/2TYjE0e via CHPEU

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REPORT FROM MIGRATION MONITORING ASSOCIATION: What did Woman Experience During Period of Curfews?

In the report, interviews with 480 women who experienced the conflict and curfews in southeastern provinces in 2015 and 2016 shed light on the violations women were subjected to. from bianet https://ift.tt/2Eldy4D via CHPEU

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ECtHR Ruling: Turkey Violated Six Articles in One Case

Concluding Ruşen Bayar’s application, the ECtHR has ruled that Turkey violated six articles of the ECHR, including the rights to freedom, security and a fair trial. from bianet https://ift.tt/2SaC8c8 via CHPEU

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STATEMENT ON CUMHURİYET NEWSPAPER’S TRIAL: Amnesty International: Courts are Being Used to Strangle Media Freedom

Commenting on the conviction of Cumhuriyet journalists, the Amnesty has said, “By using the courts to increase their stranglehold on the media, the authorities have once again displayed the ugly side of Turkey’s broken judicial system.” from bianet https://ift.tt/2DWg0wY via … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals Upholds Verdict on Cumhuriyet Case, Journalists Say ‘Goodbye’

The Court of Appeals has upheld the verdict of the local court on the Cumhuriyet newspaper case. This is the final judgment for those sentenced to less than five years in prison. Commenting on social media, the journalists have said, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s agricultural decline drags down related industries

Turkey’s agricultural decline drags down related industries Article Summary The alarming decline in Turkey’s agriculture, the core reason behind soaring food prices, is having a spillover effect on agro-industries, especially the food and beverage sector as well as other industries … Continue reading

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BİA Media Monitoring Report 2018: One Year of the Journalist and the Media

Out of 123 imprisoned journalists, 47 were convicted, 34 were on trial, 30 were under investigation by the end of 2018. 12 cases were at the Court of Appeals. 157 journalists were fired or forced to resign in 2018. from … Continue reading

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Is Turkey’s Economy in Recession? Three Gauges Say Yes: Chart – Bloomberg

Is Turkey’s Economy in Recession? Three Gauges Say YesBy Ziad DaoudFebruary 19, 2019, 10:08 AM EST Official statistics on Turkish gross domestic product won’t be out until March 11, but three economic indicators suggest the economy slipped into recession at … Continue reading

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CHP News: Turkey’s judiciary is not impartial: CHP leader

An Istanbul appeals court’s decision to uphold an earlier ruling to jail opposition daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives is testimony to Turkey’s impartial judiciary, main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said. from Hürriyet Daily News http://bit.ly/2SK2oiB via … Continue reading

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