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Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Mesrob Mutafyan Laid to Rest

Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Mesrob II Mutafyan, who lost his life in Surp Pırgiç Hospital on March 8, has been laid to rest in Şişli Armenian Cemetery after a funeral ceremony held in the Holy Mother of God Patriarchal Church … Continue reading

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GENERATION Z ON GLOBAL SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE: Students from Turkey Join School Strike: We Have No Other Planet

Students from Turkey joined the global school strike upon the call of Greta Thunberg. Atlas Sarrafoğlu, one of the students who joined the strike in İstanbul, has said, “We didn’t go to school today, because school can wait, but climate … Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY KAVALA ON 500TH DAY OF ARREST: ‘I Believe All Charges Will Result in Acquittal’

Rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala, who is being charged with an aggravated life sentence for organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests, has released a statement on the 500th day of his arrest. from bianet https://ift.tt/2UEfz1o via CHPEU

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Erdoğan Says ‘March 8 Demo Unpermitted’, Feminist Lawyer Reminds him Legislation

Feminist lawyer Eyüboğlu has spoken on President Erdoğan’s claim that the March 8 Feminist Night March was unauthorized, saying that the traditional marches are out of the scope of the Law No 2911. from bianet https://ift.tt/2T32Yn3 via CHPEU

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Number of Unemployed Tops 4 Million

The TurkStat has announced the employment figures for December 2018. Accordingly, the unemployment rate his increased to 13.5 percent and the number of unemployed has become 4 million and 320 thousand. from bianet https://ift.tt/2Hkc6Ch via CHPEU

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‘A Journalism Reflex’ by CNN Turk: Interrupting Opposition Candidate, Putting Erdoğan on Air

CNN Turk last night interrupted an interview with the main opposition CHP’s İstanbul mayoral candidate İmamoğlu to broadcast Erdoğan’s speech live. Host Aydın could not understand why she is being criticized for showing “a journalist’s reflex.” from bianet https://ift.tt/2JqvijN via … Continue reading

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Berkin Elvan Commemorated in 5th Year of His Death

Berkin Elvan, who was shot with a tear gas canister during Gezi Resistance and lost his life at the age of 15 on March 11, 2014, has been commemorated at his grave in the Feriköy Cemetery in İstanbul. from bianet … Continue reading

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STATEMENT BY TAKSİM SOLIDARITY: ‘Gezi is This Land’s Hope for Equality, Freedom And Justice’

The Taksim Solidarity has held a press conference on the 657-page Gezi Park indictment that charges rights defenders with life imprisonment. from bianet https://ift.tt/2CaWBs4 via CHPEU

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Women’s Coalition: Only 652 of 8,263 Mayor Candidates are Women

İlknur Üstün from the Women’s Coalition platform has stated that local administrations are shaped through the struggles of male governments. from bianet https://ift.tt/2VMQz8o via CHPEU

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‘Sexual Violence Against Girls Increased by 67 percent’

CHP Vice Chair Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi announced citing the figures of the Ministry of Interior that 51,748 girls were subjected to sexual violence between 2014 and 2017. from bianet https://ift.tt/2TwA3Mt via CHPEU

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