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Osman Kavala Applies to ECtHR Due to Long Detention Without Trial

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Rights advocate and businessperson Osman Kavala has sent a letter from prison at the seventh month of his arrest and stated that he has applied to the ECtHR due to his long detention without trial. What happened? Anadolu Kültür Executive … Continue reading

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Peace Index: Turkey Ranks Worse Than 148 Countries, Better Than 14

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Of 163 countries, Turkey has ranked 149th in the 2018 Global Peace Index, which marks a deterioration by three ranks in comparison with last year. The worst grade has been given to Turkey in the category of “neighboring countries relations”. … Continue reading

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Moody’s Lowers Turkey’s Growth Forecast

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International credit rating agency Moody’s has lowered Turkey’s growth forecast for 2018 from 4 percent to 2.5 percent on the grounds of high inflation rates, increasing oil prices and loss of value in the Turkish Lira. While the annual inflation … Continue reading

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EU to Cut Financial Aid to Turkey

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The European Union is going to cut 40 percent in financial aids planned to be granted to Turkey. Human rights and respect for the rule of law are sought for financial aid. European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement … Continue reading

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US Dollar On The Rise Again Despite Interest Rate Hike by Central Bank

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The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey raised its late liquidity window rate by 300 basis points from 13.5 percent to 16.5 percent on Wednesday (May 23) as a response to the increasing exchange rate of the US Dollar. … Continue reading

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Demirtaş’s Demand for Release Rejected by Upper Court

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HDP’s imprisoned presidential candidate Demirtaş’s demand for release has been rejected by the upper court on the ground that “there is the possibility of spoliation of evidence”. Demirtaş’s lawyers are taking the case to the Constitutional Court. Demirtaş’s lawyers said … Continue reading

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İnce: Gülen is Not Formally Requested from the US

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Presidential candidate of the CHP Muharrem İnce has attended a live programme on CNN Turk via phone. İnce said, “The Americans called me and told me, ‘Turkey has not sent us a formal request for Fethullah Gülen’.” Read more CHP … Continue reading

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OSCE to send observers to June 24 Elections

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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has announced that it will send observers to Turkey to monitor the Presidential and Parliamentary elections on June 24. In the statement, it has been announced that a main committee consisting of … Continue reading

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HRW: Climate of Fear Created by Targeting Academics

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“The Turkish government’s crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities”, said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “One major role of universities is to provide a forum for critical debates and scholarship on controversial … Continue reading

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Turkey to Pay Fine of 12 Thousand Euro Over ‘Torture’

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The ECtHR has ruled that Turkey pay material and immaterial compensation of 12 thousand euros to Vatandaş, who applied to the ECtHR with the complaint that he was tortured and ill-treated in custody. Vatandaş had joined a demonstration in İstanbul … Continue reading

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