Full text of the joint statement of detained MPs of the HDP at court

Published by ANF News Desk on Friday, November 4, 2016 1:00 PM Full text of the joint statement of detained MPs of the HDP at court The Co-chairs and deputies of the HDP who were detained in a large-scale operation last night, made a joint statement at Court. The Co-chairs and deputies of the HDP who were detained in a large-scale operation last night, made a joint statement at Court. The statement was tran ...

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Turkey detains top Kurdish party leaders, Demirtas, Yuksekdag

Published by Ekurd Daily on November 4, 2016 DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish police on Friday detained the two co-leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and several other MPs in a major escalation of the crackdown in the wake of a failed July 15 coup. Selahattin Demirtas was detained at his home in the southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir ...

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Turkey: Deepening Crackdown Over 2 Days – Human Rights Watch

Cumhuriyet Journalists Held; Kurdish Media Closed; Mayors Jailed Published by Human Rights Watch on November 3, 2016 (Istanbul) – The detention of journalists from independent newspaper Cumhuriyet, the closure of the remaining Kurdish media, and the jailing of elected mayors in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir in the space of two days is evidence of the deepening crackdown in Turkey, Human Rights Watch s ...

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REPORT ON DETAINMENT OF GULTAN KISANAK & FIRAT ANLI, CO-MAYORS OF DIYARBAKIR

The Metropolitan Municipality of DIYARBAKIR (Amed) issued the following report on the arrest of their co-Mayors GULTAN KISANAK & FIRAT ANLI last Tuesday, October 25, 2016 REPORT ON DETAINMENT OF GULTAN KISANAK & FIRAT ANLI, CO-MAYORS OF DIYARBAKIR Diyarbakir, with a population of 1.8 million, politically and culturally the most significant city in the Kurdish region of Turkey, is now facing another ...

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Turkey launches probe into Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas after speech

DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish prosecutors launched a probe Thursday into pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas after he condemned the detention of two mayors of the country’s biggest Kurdish city in Turkish Kurdistan. Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, co-mayors of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, were taken into custody Tuesday as part of a “terrorism” probe, accused of having links t ...

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Senior Kurdish politician says Turkey labels anyone who is pro-Kurd as ‘terrorist,’

Posted by Ekurd Daily on October 28, 2016 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A prominent Kurdish politician and MP from a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey complained Thursday that anyone who espouses Kurdish rights is labeled a terrorist by the Turkish government. “I was Diyarbakir’s Metropolitan Mayor for 10 years. I was elected by 55 percent of the electorate in my first term and 65 percent in my second t ...

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Syrian Democratic Forces accuse Turkey of ethnic cleansing, call for investigation

Published by ARA News on October 28, 2016 Aleppo – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday accused Turkey of ethnically cleansing whole villages in northern Aleppo Governorate and called for an investigation. The SDF also accused Turkey of bombing their positions to impede the campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS). Tensions between the SDF and Turkey-backed rebels grew after Turkey said it would ...

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European Parliament votes strong resolution urging Turkey to release journalists

European Parliament resolution on the situation of journalists in Turkey (2016/2935(RSP)) The European Parliament, –    having regard to its previous resolutions on Turkey, in particular that of 15 January 2015 on freedom of expression in Turkey: Recent arrests of journalists, media executives and systematic pressure against media[1], –    having regard to its resolution of 14 April 2016 on the 2015 report ...

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Reporters Without Borders: Gov’t controls 7 out of 10 most-watched TV channels in Turkey

Published by Turkish Minute on October 27, 2016 In a report released on Thursday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in cooperation with Turkish news portal monitor bianet, government domination of the media is described in detail, with findings including the fact that of the 10 most-watched TV stations in Turkey, seven are owned by people who are affiliated with the government. The report, part of the Media ...

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