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Nolle Prosequi For Company Owners in Torun Center Case

An indictment regarding the incident that left 10 workers dead in Torun Center construction in Istanbul issued a nolle prosequi for 9 defendants including company owners.

Artists Call For Saturday Mothers/People Week 500

37 individuals including artists and authors made a public appeal to meet at down Istanbul on October 25 for the 500 week of Saturday Mothers/People of Turkey meeting.

“Pouring Paint on Atatürk Bust is Within FoE”

The European Court of Human Rights found it “excessive” that Murat Vural was convicted to 22.5 years of prison and removal of his electoral rights for pouring paint on Atatürk busts.

LGBTIs Aim to Cleanse Bookstores From Homophobia

The mental health commission of Lambdaistanbul, an LGBTI organization, has launched a campaign to convince bookstore owners to remove books referring homosexuality as a disease.

Killed in Kobane, Nejat Ağırnaslı Remembered in Istanbul

A commemoration march has been organized for Suphi Nejat Ağırnaslı, a sociologist who fought against ISIS and was killed in action in Kobane.


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    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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