TURKEY FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY YEAR IN REVIEW (HDP report)

Report published by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the 21st of January 2017 about the crackdown on freedom and democracy in Turkey. TITLES:  MEDIA/PRESS FREEDOM  ACADEMIC FREEDOM  CRACKDOWN ON NGOs & CSOs  DISMISSALS FROM STATE INSTITUTIONS  INTERVENTIONS IN THE JUDICIARY  CRACKDOWN ON THE OPPOSITION  CRACKDOWN ON HDP’S PARLIAMENTARY GROUP  CRACKDOWN ON LOCAL AUTHORIT ...

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Is Turkey on the fast track to fascism? – Cengiz Çandar

Published by Al-Monitor on November 4, 2016 (after the arrests of the HDP-parliamentarians) An email I received around noon today from a young Turkish academic with impeccable credentials, whom I know very closely, ended with the following precautionary note: “*PLEASE — don't forward the email; only copy and paste if you would like to share and do not include my name in it.” Naturally, I am withholding his ...

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European Commission: Key findings of the 2016 Report on Turkey

European Commission - Fact Sheet Published by the European Commission, Brussels, 9 November 2016 Key findings of the 2016 Report on Turkey Read the full report below. This year's report on Turkey is issued in the specific context of a military coup attempt which occurred on the night of 15 July, leaving 241 casualties and 2 196 people wounded. The Turkish government with the support of the entire Turkish po ...

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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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Belgium court decided not to prosecute the Kurdish associations and politicians for terrorism.

Press Release of the Kurdistan National Congress, November 3, 2016 In 2009 an investigation was opened by the Belgian Federal prosecutor against Kurdish politicians and associations for terrorism. Amongst them were Remzi Kartal, Zubeyir Aydar, Adem Uzun, the Kurdish Television and other Kurdish associations in Belgium. Today the Brussels Court decided not to prosecute them. The judge decided that there is a ...

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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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Excellent documentary on the silencing of Kurdish media by the Turkish authorities

Published by Al Jazeera on October 23, 2016 https://youtu.be/RTizzHzqrJ4   Silencing Kurdish media As Turkey's media crackdown continues, Kurdish media are feeling the heat. Three months after the failed military coup in Turkey, media outlets there are still dealing with the aftermath. "The doors have been locked and sealed. The screens are dark. But will journalists just sit at home, scared. No. Becau ...

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The death of critical journalism in Turkey – Irfan Aktan

Published by Al-Monitor on October 19, 2016 prominent Turkish journalist who migrated to Europe a few months ago and is convinced she can no longer practice her profession in Turkey has noticed something intriguing in her son, a primary schooler. “He keeps drawing prisons,” the journalist told Al-Monitor. “I was worried about his future in Turkey, but it turns out he, too, was secretly worried about me.” Th ...

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Sweden to deport Kurdish journalist to Iran, where he could face ‘execution’

Published by Ekurd Daily on September 30, 2016 STOCKHOLM,— Swedish Migration Court has decided that Kurdish journalist Kamran Mirzaian will be deported to Iran. Mirzaian fears for his life if he is forced to return. “I will be executed or tortured to death.” said Kamran Mirzaian. The Kurdish journalist and activist Kamran Mirzaian came to Sweden in 2014. In Iran, he has worked as a journalist for several ye ...

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