Daily Archives: October 2, 2020

Turkish government admits publishing incomplete coronavirus tally | Financial Times

Turkey admits publishing incomplete coronavirus tally Revelation that asymptomatic cases are not included in daily numbers could further hit tourism More:Turkey admits publishing incomplete coronavirus tally | Financial Times from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/3invvQU via CHPEU

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MPs denied entry into Ankara courthouse to observe HDP politicians’ hearing over Kobane protests

Duvar English Lawmakers of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) were denied entry into the Ankara courthouse late on Oct. 1. Turkish court arrests 17 HDP members, including Mayor Bilgen, over 2014 Kobane protests … Continue reading

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Turkey slams EU threat of sanctions over East Med dispute

Turkish foreign ministry warns against threat of measures amid Eastern Mediterranean standoff with Greece and Cyprus. from Al Jazeera – Breaking News, World News and Video from Al Jazeera https://ift.tt/36qB8ex

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EU blacklists Belarus interior minister and 39 others

EU states have imposed asset-freezes and visa-bans on Belarus’ interior minister and 39 other officials, after Cyprus dropped its veto in return for tough talk on Turkey. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/3ipi5Uq via CHPBrussels

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Covid-19: Turkey cracks down on doctors who doubt official figures | The BMJ

Covid-19: Turkey cracks down on doctors who doubt official figures Doctors in Turkey who post information about local covid-19 cases on social media are facing harassment and criminal charges from authorities anxious to hide the extent of the pandemic’s spread … Continue reading

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Turkish Parliament speaker announces support for return of death penalty

Duvar English Turkish Parliament speaker Mustafa Şentop has said that he believes death penalty should be reintroduced for certain crimes. “I am of the opinion that death penalty could be considered for premediated murder and sexual abuses committed against minors and … Continue reading

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Prosecutors drop charges against CHP Istanbul chair in spat over Erdoğan aide’s illegal construction

Duvar English Istanbul prosecutors have dismissed criminal charges against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu in a case concerning her support for a fellow CHP official who allegedly photographed Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun’s property in … Continue reading

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Freedom of expression nonexistent in Turkey: German Foreign Ministry report

Duvar English Although the Turkish Constitution protects freedom of expression, citizens are not allowed to practice their right in reality, a report by the German Foreign Ministry said, Deutsche Welle reported on Sept. 30. Prison authorities in Turkey’s southeast ban … Continue reading

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CHP News: We stand by Azerbaijan under all circumstances, says CHP leader

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said they stand by Azerbaijan under all circumstances since the country is right in its cause on the issue of the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/344VqraContinue reading

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Turkey’s coronavirus cases 20 times higher than official data shows, says main opposition deputy

Duvar English The number of patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Turkey is 20 times higher than officially reported by the Health Ministry, said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Murat Emir. Eating together isn’t safe … Continue reading

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New strict social media measures enter into force in Turkey

Laws require social media giants to set up offices in Turkey and include penalties for not removing offending posts. from Al Jazeera – Breaking News, World News and Video from Al Jazeera https://ift.tt/3n6AMQ9

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