20 September 2006 Wednesday

  • Red Alert on Shafak Case
    Human rights groups are warning to authorities on the outlawed activities of intervening Jurists Union demanding measures and an investigation. Concerns ......
  • Seferi Yilmaz Still Under Arrest
    The bookstore owner Yilmaz who is charged with membership to an organization is still being held in prison despite prosecutor and ......
  • Kirandi Case Sent to High Criminal Court
    Four newsmen and five human rights activists involved in securing and covering the release of a Turkish soldier kidnapped by the ......
  • 9 Years Jail Demand for Rights Activist
    Diyarbakir prosecutors have demanded 9 years imprisonment for IHD Provincial Chairman Selahattin Demirtas due to remarks he made on Gun TV ......

19 September 2006 Tuesday

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15 September 2006 Friday

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12 September 2006 Tuesday

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05 September 2006 Tuesday

04 September 2006 Monday

  • Turks to Rally Against Troops to Lebanon
    As Turkish MPs meet tomorrow to debate a government ruling to send troops to Lebanon, peace activists opposing the move will ......
  • 11 DTP Executives Arrested
    Diyarbakir court arrests 11 executives of pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party including provincial chairman Avci after police storm party headquarters in Siirt. ......
  • Charges Leveled Against Bombing General
    Chief of Staff Prosecutors Office charges retired General Tokat for public revelation of ordering clandestine street bombings in Southeast Turkey. Rights ......

31 August 2006 Thursday

  • Should We Go to Lebanon or Not ?
    Four students were beaten by side watchers as they tried to protest sending troops to Lebanon. Police Chief Cerrah approved of ......

23 August 2006 Wednesday

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17 August 2006 Thursday

16 August 2006 Wednesday

15 August 2006 Tuesday

  • Dont Send Soldiers to Lebanon
    29 leading intellectuals sign open letter saying government should only send humanitarian aid to the Middle East. Baydar: Cease-Fire declared for ......

14 August 2006 Monday

  • Multiple Investigations into Bombing General
    Sirnak Prosecutors Office prosecution also investigating retired General Tokat for public revelation on ordering clandestine street bombings to intimidate judges and ......
  • Minister Calls for Womens Summit
    Minister in Charge of Women Issues calls on public institutions, civil society and women organizations to attend September 8 Ankara meeting ......
  • State Regards Own Citizens as Foreigners
    State Supervisory Council lists minority foundations among foreign legal entities in report probing land purchases by foreigners. Lawyer Hatemi: This is ......
  • TBB Ends Free Counsel Strike
    Union of Bar Associations ends its protest of obligatory counsel services after Prime Minister issues orders for a new law and ......

11 August 2006 Friday

10 August 2006 Thursday

  • Bar Files Against Military Impunity
    Ankara Bar Association has filed a case with Turkeys Council of State against a police circular banning police officers from detaining ......
  • Is Turkey Passively Bombing Lebanon?
    Main opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) Adana deputy Tacidar Seyhan formally asks the parliament and government if the media reports that ......
  • 15.000 Intellectuals Join Accusing Israel
    Public indictment led by 7 leading Turkish intellectuals to condemn Israel, charging Bush, Blair and Olmert of committing crimes against humanity ......

09 August 2006 Wednesday

08 August 2006 Tuesday

  • Publisher Faces 3 Years in Barzani Case
    Doz Publishing House editor Ali Riza Vural faces 3 years jail for publishing a 2-volume book on Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani. ......
  • TMY Ball in Constitutional Court
    Journalist organizations call on Constitutional Court to act to decide on articles of the new Anti-Terror Law that restrict media freedoms ......
  • Journalist Akyol Faces Terror Charges
    Istanbul Public Prosecutors Office has charged Ulkede Ozgur Gundem Editor-in-Chief Aykol with membership to an armed terror organization as his daily ......

07 August 2006 Monday

02 August 2006 Wednesday

  • PM Set To Bury Ancient City
    Despite protests and appeals, PM Erdogan is expected to lead a groundbreaking ceremony in the Southeast, launching the construction of the ......
  • Turkey Lays Feminist Vanguard Asena to Rest
    Turkey lost feminist writer Duygu Asena on 31 July. Her novels created most of todays feminists who this Tuesday were there ......
  • PM Sues for Tick Caricature
    Prime Minister Erdogan files for damages against Leman magazine and cartoonist Cagcag for a caricature depicting him as a tick sucking ......
  • IHD Blames Police For Istanbul Provocation
    Human Rights Association says plainclothes officers provoked incidents during anti-Israel protest in Istanbul where police used excessive force. They beat the ......
  • Three Arrested For Journalist Attack
    Three suspects have been arrested on charges of attempted murder after attacking Corlu Press Members Association Chairman Erdal Ozcan with wooden ......

01 August 2006 Tuesday

31 July 2006 Monday

  • Protests Against Israel Gain Momentum
    Labor and women organizations, academics and students march from Taksim Gezi Park to Dolmabahce under a joint banner demanding Israel to ......
  • Justice Says No to Arbitrary Police Search
    Constitutional Court rejects local tribunals appeal to overturn legislation requiring police to have judge permission to conduct searches. Decision underlines that ......
  • Court Case Launched Against Elif Shafak
    Novelist Shafak is to stand trial on September 21 at an Istanbul court, facing charges of insulting Turkishness in her new ......
  • Keep Children Out Of TMK!
    Initiative to Structure Childrens Justice System writes to President and Main Opposition Leader asking them to take new Anti-Terror Law to ......
  • Jurists Demand Inquiry for General Tokat
    Revelations made by retired General Tokat that he ordered clandestine street bombings in residential areas in the Southeast to get judges ......

27 July 2006 Thursday

  • Journalist Magden Acquitted
    Istanbul court acquits novelist-journalist Perihan Magden on charges of discouraging people from military service. Magden was indicted for 2005 magazine article ......
  • Funds Required To Prevent Torture
    Turkeys Human Rights Foundation calls on Justice Ministry to allocate resources for free counseling in wake of TTB decision to halt ......

26 July 2006 Wednesday

  • Workers Campaign Against Israeli Aggression
    Turkeys Revolutionary Workers Unions Confederation is launching a nation-wide Stop Israel! campaign with press conferences to be held in all regions ......
  • Police Attacks Unionists
    A number of union members and executives were injured in a police attack when they attempted to hold a press conference ......
  • Court Seizes Gay Cultural Magazine
    A gay and lesbian cultural magazine published by KAOS Gl was seized on grounds that it was against general morality for ......

25 July 2006 Tuesday

21 July 2006 Friday

  • Unionists Released From Jail
    Held in prison for 40 days after trying to file complaint against police harassment, LIMTER-IS Chairman Dinc and Training Expert Saygili ......
  • NGOs Urge for Lifting Article 301
    Rights NGOs, trade unions and opposition parties call for nation-wide campaign against Article 301 on July 24. Campaign is particularly directed ......
  • 500 Declare Accomplicity in Crime of Thought
    Some 500 people sign a public petition giving themselves to the prosecutors as accomplices in the crime committed by Armenian-Turkish bilingual ......
  • Newspaper Editor Threatened With 3,5 Years
    Local Prosecutor demands 3.5 years for daily Birgun newspaper Sunday supplement editor Gokhan Gencay for discouraging the public from military service. ......

19 July 2006 Wednesday

  • Hrant Dink Under New Investigation
    Public Prosecutors Office launches new investigation into Armenian Turkish bilingual Agos newspaper Editor-in-Chief Dink for remarks in a Reuters interview. Dink ......
  • Positive Discrimination Needed in Southeast
    Economist Sonmez: Public investments in the East produce results benefiting the west or sustaining a State of Emergency. Economic and political ......
  • Reaction Against Israel Growing
    Reaction against Israels attacks grows with NGOs condemning aggression. Rallies for solidarity with Palestine are organized. Israel called on to immediately ......

18 July 2006 Tuesday

17 July 2006 Monday

  • BIA²s 2006-2nd Quarterly Monitoring Report
    Attacks and threats, detentions and arrests, trials and attempts, regulations and quest for rights, censorships and reactions against monopolization, European Court ......