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Reactions After PM’s Visit to Dersim: Disappointment

Advocate Barış Yıldırım from Dersim People’s Assembly Initiative told bianet the following: “If the Turkish state really wants face 1938 Dersim Incident, it must abandon its plans on hydroelectic power plants, mining and dams.”

Halk TV Editor Faces Prison Sentence For Broadcasting TOMAs

Halk TV’s responsible editor is facing up to 11 years of prison for allowing the broadcast of police tank vehicle with f-word graffitis on during Gezi Resistance.

Associations Slam Periodical Ban, Censorship in Prisons

9 media outlets released a joint statement to protest the publication ban imposed on inmates across Turkey’s prisons.

Edirne Governor: I Am Saying With Rancor

Referring the recent rising of tensions in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Turkey’s Edirne Province Governor Dursun Şahin made a statement saying that they would only open a synagogue currently in restoration as a museum.

Amid Protests, PM Pledges “Reforms” For Alevis in Dersim

As various Alevi associations released a statement saying that authorities disregarded them, police assaulted with tear gas several groups who assembled to protest the visit of PM Ahmet Davutoğlu to the eastern province of Dersim.


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