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NOVEMBER 20, CHILDREN’S RIGHTS DAY: 2,800 Children Behind Bars in Turkey

According to the Child Prisoners Report by CİSST/TCPS, there were 92 complaints launched in the last 10 years against torture and maltreatment in juvenile prisons, but in only one case, the suspect was found guilty and sentenced to prison. from … Continue reading

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Prosecutor’s Office in İstanbul Launches Investigation into US Prosecutor Bharara

An investigation has been launched in İstanbul into US State Attorneys Bharara and Kim, who started the Rıza Sarraf prosecution, for “presenting certain documents as evidence used in Turkey”. from bianet http://ift.tt/2jaoLJl via CHPEU

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Ankara Governorship Bans LGBTI Events Indefinitely

Ankara Governorship has banned the events to be held by “LGBTI NGOs” indefinitely on the pretext of “public morality” and “social sensitivity and sensibilities”. from bianet http://ift.tt/2AXQwvU via CHPEU

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Trial Hearing for Elvan, Killed During Gezi Resistance, Held Without Suspect

The third hearing in the case of Berkin Elvan, who lost his life after being shot on the head with a gas cartridge during the Gezi protests in 2013, was held today. The police officer who is the suspect of … Continue reading

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Women’s Organizations Report 4 Prisoner Women Being Tortured in Elazığ Prison

Holding a statement regarding the claims of torture in Elazığ Prison, women’s organizations have informed, that four political prisoner women have been on a hunger strike since November 1 and have been kept in solitary confinement cells. from bianet http://ift.tt/2hBGvRoContinue reading

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Turkey Sends Diplomatic Note to US Over Rıza Sarraf

Upon not being able to receive any information of Sarraf, who has been kept in custody for one and a half years in the US, Turkey has demanded information via diplomatic note. from bianet http://ift.tt/2z7fVHm via CHPEU

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AKP MP: These Academics Wouldn’t Be Granted Even Right to Live

Referring the academics who signed the peace declaration, AKP’s Kavcıoğlu has said, “No academic, politician or journalists who signed this petition would be granted right to live by any country, leave alone sending them to prison”. from bianet http://ift.tt/2AJbtvA via … Continue reading

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Turkey Among Countries in Restricting Freedoms on Internet

Turkey has been ranked among the countries in which freedoms are restricted most in US-based think tank Freedom House’s report. from bianet http://ift.tt/2ifCf73 via CHPEU

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IMF Warns Turkey: Growth to Decelerate

The IMF in its “Regional Economic Outlook” report has underlined the high inflation and current deficit rates in Turkey. The report foresees that the economic growth slowing down will fall to 3.5%. from bianet http://ift.tt/2yxGdhq via CHPEU

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Progressive Legists Association Chair Kozağaçlı Arrested

Progressive Legists Union Chair Kozağaçlı, who is among the lawyers in Soma trial, was arrested yesterday following his questioning at the criminal judgeship of peace. from bianet http://ift.tt/2yZ8ZvV via CHPEU

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