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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