17 July 2006 Monday

14 July 2006 Friday

13 July 2006 Thursday

12 July 2006 Wednesday

  • Rehn: High Court Decison Disappointing
    EU Commissioner Olli Rehn criticizes Court of Cassation decision against Armenian journalist Hırant Dink, editor of weekly Agos, based in Istanbul. ......
  • NGOs Demand Extrajudicial Killing Probe
    Acting on allegations supported by photographs that Iranian PKK militant Emani was executed by security forces after being captured alive, 23 ......
  • Appeals Court Ratifies Dink Verdict
    Court of Appeals General Council ratifies deferred 6 month prison sentence for Armenian weekly Agos newspaper Editor-in-Chief Hrant Dink voting to ......

11 July 2006 Tuesday

10 July 2006 Monday

06 July 2006 Thursday

05 July 2006 Wednesday

  • Court Determined to Punish Shafaks Novel
    High Criminal Court rejects Prosecution decision not to prosecute author Shafak, Metis Publishing House chief Sokmen and translator Bican for insulting ......
  • Military Justice Law Amended
    Law enabling civilians to be tried only by civilian courts unless charged with military offences but giving courts the authority to ......
  • Children Get Police & Courts, Not Schools
    Diyarbakir Bar Association reveals that out of 10 thousand 193 suspects brought before courts last year, 2,197 were children. Criticizing the ......
  • Rights Reporting To Be Awarded!
    IPS Communication Foundation calls on mainstream and local media employees as well as communications students to submit their work in BİA²s ......
  • Disregard of UN Warnings on Anti-Terror Act
    According to a recently leaked letter by senior UN officer Turkish parliament, contrary to serious warnings regarding very broad and vague ......

04 July 2006 Tuesday

  • Culprits Attacked TV Director, Still at Large
    A group of culprits who attacked Bati TV director Baskaya and beat him until he was hospitalized are still at large. ......
  • Cemil Goren: New Conscientious Objector
    Turkish youth of Kurdish origin declares himself a Conscientious Objector through human rights association, bringing up the number of Turkeys anti-war ......
  • State Forces Set Forests on Fire
    Spreading forest fire on Sirnaks Cudi mountain for past 20 days blamed on military troops. Bingols trees being cut for security ......
  • Turkeys Greeks Look to Future
    The weekend conference Present and Future focusing on Greek minority issues in Istanbul arouses optimistic feelings. Karaoglan, an organizer: Contrary to ......

03 July 2006 Monday

  • Thousands Commemorate Sivas Massacre
    The death of 37 people in Sivas arson attack 13 years ago was commemorated in meetings in several cities. Istanbul rally ......
  • Pink Life Transgender Association Founded
    Transvestites and transsexuals in capital Ankara found Pink Life support association in wake of growing attacks on Turkeys transgendered community. We ......
  • French Priest Stabbed In Samsun
    Catholic Priest Pierre Brunissen wounded in knife attack but recovering from injury. Governor Guzeloglu says suspect caught and detained, investigation continues. ......
  • TMY Violates Constitution
    Prof. Dr. Kaboglu: Bill amending Anti-Terror Law has severe contradictions to Constitution. Essence of rights being changed, freedom of expression limited. ......
  • Mr. Sezer, Do Not Ratify The Terror Law
    Representatives of 15 organizations send letter to President Sezer asking him not to ratify amendment in Turkeys Anti-Terror Law: The law ......
  • Another Communication Is Possible!
    Independent media professionals, students and lecturers, academics to debate alternative media and share experiences this November. BİA²s International Independent Media Forum ......

29 June 2006 Thursday

28 June 2006 Wednesday

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23 June 2006 Friday

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20 June 2006 Tuesday

19 June 2006 Monday

15 June 2006 Thursday

13 June 2006 Tuesday

  • Unionists Chain Themselves for Rights
    DISK stages protest in front of ILO Ankara office against workers losing jobs for union membership and arrest of LIMTER-IS union ......
  • Prosecutor Arrests Two Unionists
    Istanbul prosecutor orders arrest of two unionists detained by police. LIMTER-IS chair Dinc and Training Expert Saygili placed in Kartal prison. ......
  • Journalist Ozbaris Faces 21 Years in Jail
    Journalist Birgul Ozbaris faces a total of 21 years imprisonment in seven separate charges of discouraging people from military service. Being ......

12 June 2006 Monday

  • US Nukes at Incirlik Questioned
    Opposition CHP deputy Elekdag prepares to table nuclear bombs issue at Parliament: We dont need them, lets send them back. Global ......
  • Magazine Journalists Face Trial
    Weekly Tempo magazine reporter Tayman and Editor in Chief Barlas face up to six years jail for published interview of KURD-DER ......
  • Analay: Overhaul Needed In Child Protection
    34 children were missing from Childrens Homes in Diyarbakir. Lawyer Analay of Bar Association says Unless policies are developed for children ......

08 June 2006 Thursday

  • Dissident Sociologist Cleared of Bombing
    Pinar Selek a dissident sociologist is acquitted in Spice Market Bombing case as court still unsure whether blast that killed 7 ......
  • Journalist Belge Acquitted
    Istanbul court acquits Radikal newspaper journalist Murat Belge on charges of attempting to influence the outcome of judicial proceedings by criticizing ......
  • Jurist Kaplan Acquitted of Hate Speech
    Istanbul court acquits jurist Hasip Kaplan for his views on Kurdish Question in a TV talk show, concluding he did not ......
  • Author Elif Safak Under Investigation
    Best-seller Turkish author Elif Safak asked to testify for new book Father and Bastard. Safak and Metis Publishing House may be ......
  • Magden Court Case Starts Tense
    On trial for her article Conscientious Objection is a Human Right, Magden faces protest from families of soldiers killed in action. ......
  • CPJ Concerned for Persecution of Columnists
    Concerned for three journalists appearing before court this week New York based Committee to Protect Journalists calls Turkish government to repel ......
  • Rights Activists Rise to Defend Keskin
    Human rights activists stand up for IHD Istanbul branch former chair Eren Keskin after group of women organizations make her public ......
  • Keskin: The Campaign Is Manipulated
    Strongly condemned by 20 women organizations in newspapers advertisements, IHD Istanbul branch former chair Keskin holds press conference. Says attack stems ......

06 June 2006 Tuesday

05 June 2006 Monday

01 June 2006 Thursday

  • Baydemir Faces 2 More Charges
    Diyarbakir Metropolitan Mayor Osman Baydemir faces four year imprisonment under two new cases launched against him. Baydemir is charged for causing ......
  • 10 Killed in Southeast Clashes
    Clashes this week between PKK militants and security forces in Diyarbakir and Sirnak claims lives of 5 soldiers, 3 village guards ......
  • All Diyarbakir Child Prisoners Released
    The number of children released in Diyarbakir since May 8 reached 40 this week with 15 more minors set free and ......
  • Police Attacks Dockyard Union Workers
    At least six people were seriously injured when police attacked dockyard workers attempting to hold press conference demanding delayed wages. 16 ......