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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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MARCH 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Mor Çatı: ‘Feminism Empowers Women’

Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation has called the women on streets, saying, “On the streets on March 8 for our solidarity that made our non-violent and free lives, and our irreversible feminist struggle!” from bianet https://ift.tt/2EIxnC0 via CHPEU

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REPORT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN DETENTION: ’48 Women Sexually Harassed Under Detention in 2018′

Releasing its 2018 report, the Legal Aid Bureau Against Sexual Harassment and Rape in Detention demanded the İstanbul Convention be implemented. from bianet https://ift.tt/2VJCPLM via CHPEU

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REPORT BY JOURNALISTS UNION OF TURKEY (TGS): ‘Women Journalists are Subjected to Violence’

Making a statement for the press, the Women and LGBTI Commission of the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) has shared the results of its “Violence Experience Sharing Group Report”, which was prepared based on the statements of 27 women journalists. … Continue reading

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Survey: 60 Percent Say Violence Biggest Problem for Women in Turkey

According to the “Public Perceptions of Gender Roles and the Status of Women” survey by Kadir Has University, 60 percent views “violence” as the biggest problem that women face in the society. The report also notes that the equality of … Continue reading

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Women Call from İstanbul for March 8: Our Power is Our Unity

Gathering in Bakırköy in İstanbul upon the call of March 8 Platform, women have repeated their demands, carrying the banners, “Our power is our unity against crisis, violence, inequality; long live March 8” and “All women of the world, unite.” … Continue reading

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Germany Denounces Turkey for Not Extending Accreditation of 3 Journalists

Turkey has rejected the press card applications of journalists Jörg Brase from the Second German Television (ZDF), Thomas Seibert from the Tagesspiegel newspaper and Halil Gülbeyaz from the Northern German Broadcasting (NDR). from bianet https://ift.tt/2INhmQb via CHPEU

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Turkey Ranks Worse in Rule of Law Index

Turkey has ranked 109th in the WJP Rule of Law Index 2019, marking a degrade of eight ranks when compared to 2018. It has ranked the last among 13 countries in the group of Eastern European and Central Asian countries. … Continue reading

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Gezi Indictment Against 16 People Including Osman Kavala Accepted

The indictment against 16 people, including Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who have been arrested as part of the investigation, has been accepted by the İstanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court. The indictment was completed on February 20. from bianet https://ift.tt/2NIFG4HContinue reading

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DİSK-AR: 90 Percent of Workers are Non-Union

According to the 2019 report of the DİSK-AR, only 7 percent of the workers benefit from collective labor agreements. Women’s unionization rate is significantly less than men’s. from bianet https://ift.tt/2EbfiMk via CHPEU

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Date of Transfer to 3rd İstanbul Airport Postponed Once Again

The date of transfer from İstanbul Atatürk Airport to İstanbul Airport, which was first announced as December 30-31, then as March 1-3, has been changed again. The transfer will take place on April 5-6 and Atatürk Airport will be closed … Continue reading

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