Erdoğan: We haven’t Shot Down the Plane on Purpose

President Erdoğan at an opening ceremony in Bayburt questioning what Russia has been doing in Syria said they haven’t shot down the plane on purpose and warns Russia to “not play with fire”.

Reaction by Turkish Journalists in Europe against Arrest of Dündar, Gül

Association of Turkish Journalists in Europe reacting against arrest of Can Dündar and Erdem gül has said, “We know that Erdoğan personally is behind this gross violation against people’s freedom of communication and right to receive information”.

Munzur Water Strike Continues

As workers continue the strike for 31 days at Dersim’s only factory, Munzur Water Factory, employers said they have paused production and that factory might be shut down.

US Reaction against Arrest of Dündar, Gül

U.S. Embassy in Ankara has condemned arrest of Cumhuriyet daily Chief Editor Can Dündar and Ankara representative Erdem Gül.

Reactions by Journalism, Freedom of Speech Organizations against Arrests

Statements made separately by IPI Turkey, Press Council, DİSK Press Labor, TGS and TGC, TGF and TYS have reacted against arrest of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül.


Gezi Resistance

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