UN: World Refugee Deaths Top 4,000 for the 4th Straight Year

In a press meeting in Geneva, IOM stated that 4,200 refugees have lost their lives world wide and the number of refugee deaths has topped 4,000 for the 4th straight year.

Evrensel Newspaper Columnist Karataş Released

Evrensel daily newspaper columnist Karataş has been released following 57 days of detention.

Next Hearing in Cumhuriyet Trial on September 25: #LetsMeetInFreedom

Ahead of the next hearing on September 25, Leman Humor Magazine and the Journalists Outside Initiative have called on support for the Cumhuriyet trial in which 20 employees of Cumhuriyet daily are standing trial.

Resolution for Cross-Border Operation on Parliamentary Agenda

Prime Ministerial resolution about extending the cross-border operation authorization granted to the government for another year into Iraq and Syria has been submitted to the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office.

Discharged Academics Set up Library in Mersin: ‘Culturehouse’

Academics discharged from Mersin University have established a library that will open on September 23.


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Male Violence Monitoring

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Human Rights Reports

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EU Accession Documents

  • European Commission staff working documents regarding progress of Turkey during EU accession negotiations