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CHP pens letter about hunger-striking educators to new justice minister

CHP pens letter about hunger-striking educators to new justice minister

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have penned a letter to the newly-appointed Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül, urging him to take action about the deteriorating health conditions of two educators who have been on hunger strike for 135 days.

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Euro court drops 12,600 applications from Turkey, cites formation of emergency rule panel

Euro court drops 12,600 applications from Turkey, cites formation of emergency rule panel

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dropped a total of 12,600 applications from Turkey that were filed regarding the state of emergency decrees, the Turkish Justice Ministry said on July 14.

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Germany to get involved in arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at Euro court

Germany to get involved in arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at Euro court

Germany will support the arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), demanding that Yücel be released

Comment(s)7/18/2017

Turkey’s detention of human rights activists aims to create intimidation, Amnesty International says

Turkey’s detention of human rights activists aims to create intimidation, Amnesty International says

The detention of 10 human rights defenders on July 5 in Turkey is a general message of intimidation given by the government to human rights organizations, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher Andrew Gardner told Deutsche Welle (DW) Turkish in an interview on July 13.

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Turkish court arrests six human rights activists on terror charges

Turkish court arrests six human rights activists on terror charges

A Turkish court on July 18 ruled for the arrest of six human rights activists including Amnesty International’s Turkey director for aiding a terror group

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Main opposition MP questions Turkish PM about detention of human rights activists

Main opposition MP questions Turkish PM about detention of human rights activists

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu has asked Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım about the reasons behind the detentions of human rights activists in Istanbul

Comment(s)7/13/2017

Euro court finds Turkey guilty in communications interception case after CHP lawmaker files complaint

Euro court finds Turkey guilty in communications interception case after CHP lawmaker files complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on July 18 that a Turkish court granting the National Intelligence of Turkey (MİT) permission to intercept all domestic and international communications between April 8 and May 30, 2005 constituted a violation of privacy in breach of the law.

Comment(s)7/18/2017

Turkey extends detention of activists by up to a further seven days: Amnesty International

Turkey extends detention of activists by up to a further seven days: Amnesty International

Turkey has extended for up to a week the detention of the country director of Amnesty International and nine other people held in a police raid, the rights group said on July 11.

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