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No File, No Defendants, No Audience

Despite the nolle prosequi decision by Hatay 1st High Criminal Court, the case concerning Reyhanlı blasts is still held in the same courthouse. The case file is awaiting in the Supreme Court of Appeals. Defendants testified from the prison.

While Guns Already Silent, Why Village Guards Armed?

Having intended to kidnap 18-year-old N.B., village guards busted a house and wounded someone seriously. Following this incident, we talked to Ahmet Sevim, President of Batman Bar Association and focused on the question “Why village guards are still armed”.

Trans Activist Figen Commemorated in Mersin

Figen, a trans activist who committed suicide, has been remembered in Mersin with carnations and wish lanterns.

OHO 2014 Kicks Off

Held for the eighth time this year, From School to Newsroom (OHO) program kicked off. The program attracts 36 journalist candidates from 36 communication faculties across Turkey and North Cyprus.

“20-30 People Died After the Dam”

Following the death of 5 people in a dam reservoir in the southeastern province of Siirt, bianet contacted Cumhur Kılıççıoğlu, a local journalist, who claimed that at least 20 to 30 drowned since the dam reservoir was established.


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    bianet compiled all its news, photo and video content from May 27, 2013 regarding the Gezi Resistance around a timeline. Even though the chronology ends in March 2014, we know that this is just the beginning...

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  • BIA Media Monitoring Reports

    Independent Communication Network (BIA) monitors and reports violations of freedom of expression in Turkey. You can access quarterly and annual reports from this page.

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  • Bianet In Your Mother Tongue

    On February 21 International Mother Language Day, bianet published 20 articles in different languages spoken in Turkey.

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