19 May 2006 Friday

  • Former PM Ecevit Fights for His Life
    Democratic Left Party Honorary Chairman and five ties Turkeys Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit fighs for his life after suffering a brain ......
  • Vakit on Trial for Marking Target
    Pro-Islamic Vakit newspaper owner Nuri Aykon and Editor-in-Chief Aksoy face up to 34.5 years in prison if found guilty on charges. ......

18 May 2006 Thursday

17 May 2006 Wednesday

  • Ankara Hosts anti-Homophobia Meeting
    KOS GLs International Gathering Against Homophobia starts in Ankara on May 17. Seminars, workshops and film shows to raise awareness against ......
  • Nationalist Attack Dissidents During Trial
    Armenian Turkish journalists Dink and Engin were attacked during court hearing in Istanbul. Defendants escaped near-lynch attempt under police protection. They ......

16 May 2006 Tuesday

  • Forced Disappearance Conference Starts
    International Conference on Enforced Disappearance Under custody is being held between May 16-20. 46 delegates from 17 countries attending conference. ICADs ......
  • Diyarbakirs International Children Festival
    Diyarbakirs 6th festival dedicated to Enis Ata and Abdullah Duran who lost their lives when police opened fire during March incidents. ......
  • Militarism Under Fire in Ankara
    Antimilitarist activists stage traditional tourist event to reveal militarist policies. Militourism festival held despite heavy rain and even heavier police intervention ......
  • Diyarbakir: 20 Children Released, 19 in Jail
    With the release of four more children from prison in Diyarbakir. the number of minors still under arrest for alleged involvement ......
  • Human Rights in Prisons Discussed
    The International Prisons Conference was held in Ankara during the weekend. Academics and human rights activists discussed women and children rights ......

15 May 2006 Monday

  • Erzincan Bomb Kills 4 Children
    The number of children killed by an explosion while playing with a parcel reportedly containing a timed bomb reached 4 on ......

12 May 2006 Friday

11 May 2006 Thursday

10 May 2006 Wednesday

  • Turkey Protests Anti-Terror Bill Today
    The campaign starts at noon as Parliament Justice Commission begins debating new Anti-Terror Bill. Activists using phone and mobile networks to ......
  • 301 Charge Haunts Sorun Publications
    Author Osman Tiftikci and publisher Sirri Ozturk charged with publicly degrading the army in book titled The Evolution of The Army ......
  • Inspectors Should Know Their Place
    Press Council deputy chair Dogan Heper criticizes police inspectors for inviting Milliyet reporter Tolga Sardan to obtain information. Says inspectors should ......

09 May 2006 Tuesday

  • Intellectuals Defy Turkish Penal Code
    Seven of 20 intellectuals who willingly violated the restrictive articles of Turkish Penal Code plead guilty before the public prosecutor. They ......
  • Journalists Threatened Under Anti-Terror Law
    Journalists Karakurt, Tatlıcan and Kılıc of daily Hurriyet face prison terms under article 6/2 of Anti-Terror Law (TMY) for an interview ......
  • Terror Indictment Against Düzel Dropped
    Prosecutor Karacal justifiying with procedural reasons drops his indictment against journalist Nese Duzel for the words of pro-Kurdish politician Orhan Doğan ......
  • Human Trafficking Victims on Rise
    IOM and Police Directorate record significant increase in human trafficking in Turkey. 583 women from other countries rescued from traffickers and ......
  • Academy Hosts Human Rights Symposium
    Bosphorus University hosts 2-day Human Rights Symposium starting Wednesday. Ferhat Kentel and Murat Akan to speak on Human Rights in Europe, ......
  • Journalists Duty To Criticize PM Say Judges
    Court of Appeals quashes compensation sentence against Radikal daily journalist Yıldırım Turker in Prime Minister libel case. Court says the behavior ......

05 May 2006 Friday

  • Trials Continue Under Article 301
    Dink, editor of an Armenian language newspaper, Agos, was found guilty of insulting Turkishness. Zarakolu is accused under Article 301 for ......
  • Turkeys New ECHR Bill: 33,000 in a Week
    DEP MPs Alinak, Sakik and Turk win claims. ECHR rules in favor of claimants in 3 cases - sentences Turkey to ......
  • Rector Parlak Clubs Down Criticism
    Students beaten by police for protesting privatization of Istanbul University refectory charge Rector Parlak for encouraging truncheon and gas attack. Unions, ......

04 May 2006 Thursday

  • New Law Protects Crimes Against Environment
    Greenpeace sends letter to Turkish president raising concerns on new Environment Law, saying some articles protect environment offences. Requests Sezer return ......
  • Press Warns Government On Terror Bill
    Journalist associations TGC, ÇGD and G9 warn government on new Anti Terror Law to be debated at Parliament Justice Commission on ......
  • Military Court Defies Medical Science
    Military Court of Appeals reference to homosexuality as an advanced psychological disorder in total objector Tarhan case draws scientific reaction. The ......
  • Appeals Court Quashes Dink Verdict
    Court of Appeals overrules verdict deferring 6 months jail term for bilingual Armenian Turkish Agos newspaper editor Hrank Dink. Journalist-writer may ......

03 May 2006 Wednesday

  • Reformist PM Doesnt Quite Get The Reforms!
    Cases under 301 threaten even ordinary citizens criticizing state practices. Three journalists in prison in Turkey. New Anti-Terror Law could send ......
  • Military Court Defies EHCR Rulings
    Military Court of Appeals rules ECHR decisions on conscientious objection not abiding for Turkey. Homosexuality is an advanced psychological disorder the ......
  • Withdraw Laws Against the People
    May Day 2006: Workers demand government abandon Social Security Law, Anti-Terror Bill and nuclear power plant projects. Observers say youth and ......
  • Police Detain 34, Beat Protestors
    Police use truncheons and pepper-gas on May Day group, detentions accompanied by beatings. 34 in custody in Istanbul while nation-wide arrests ......

28 April 2006 Friday

  • Prosecutor Appeals Against Four Columnists
    Bagcilar prosecutors office appeals against court decision dropping charges for four prominent Turkish columnists for criticizing a decision to ban 2005 ......
  • New Terror Bill Takes All Citizens Terrorist
    17 NGOs demand new Anti-Terror Law be withdrawn, say they themselves will be treated as unarmed terrorist organizations.TIHV says bill means ......
  • Rice Leaves Ankara Pleased
    Prof. Dr. Dedeoglu: Chaotic conditions not in interests of USA. America concerned over risk of independent Kurdistan in Iran. Military buildup ......

26 April 2006 Wednesday

25 April 2006 Tuesday

24 April 2006 Monday

20 April 2006 Thursday

  • New Anti-Terror Bill Incites More Violence
    Turkeys new Anti-Terror Bill is at Parliament. MAZLUMDERs Bilgen says Tightening democratic rights will fire-back. Rights advocates are being punished. Everyone ......
  • Endless Trials of Publisher Zarakolu
    Belge Publications House owner Ragıp Zarakolu was once again at court this week, this time on trial for Prof. Dr. Sakayans ......
  • Tuzla Pollution Suspects Released
    Four suspects allegedly involved in burying hundreds of barrels of dangerous solid waste are released due to lack of law. Attorney ......
  • 6 Months Jail for Broadcaster Ozic
    Adana court sentences Ejder Ozic to six months imprisonment under article 301 for radio broadcast that even court prosecutor and Court ......

19 April 2006 Wednesday

18 April 2006 Tuesday

17 April 2006 Monday

14 April 2006 Friday

13 April 2006 Thursday

12 April 2006 Wednesday

  • Majority of Unschooled Children Are Girls
    In a written reply to a motion in Parliament, Minister od Education Çelik said that 72 percent of the unschooled children ......
  • Murat Belge Still on Trial
    Citing statue of limitation an Istanbul court dropped charges against four leading Turkish columnists tried for publicly criticizing court decision to ......
  • Serious Measures Needed Against Pollution
    Discovery of hundreds of barrels containing dangerous solid waste in Tuzla boosts concerns. CMO Istanbul branch says its heedlessness for those ......
  • Court Dismisses PM Libel Case
    Ankara 18th Civil Court of First Instance rejects PM Erdogans libel claim against Ortadogu newspaper and journalist Saracoglu for branding him ......
  • Peace Activists Echo CEPA Call to PKK
    Peace activists discuss steps for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish Question in the wake of 153 CEPA deputies call to ......
  • Charges Dropped Against 4 of 5 Columnists
    The Committee to Protect Journalists in a public statement welcomes a Turkish court ruling on Tuesday to drop charges against four ......

11 April 2006 Tuesday

10 April 2006 Monday

07 April 2006 Friday

06 April 2006 Thursday

04 April 2006 Tuesday