Arrest Demanded For Özgür Gündem Board Member Necmiye Alpay

After her testimony, Necmiye Alpay, Özgür Gündem daily’s Publishing Consultant Board member, linguist and writer, has been referred to court by Prosecutor Umut Tepe for arrest.

This is the Country in the Crimson Cloak

One can support a writer by understanding them, by breathing in their world afresh, by trying to hear their voice once more. If we fail to do so, it is all too easy to slide into anger. One must not give up.

Criminal Complaint Against Historian Ayşe Gür over ‘Defaming Turkishness”

Of the İstanbul Bar Association attorneys Mert Eryılmaz has filed a criminal complaint against historian writer Ayşe Hür due to her tweet on August 30 Victory Day on charge of “Defaming Turkishness”.

Human Rights Association: 320 Civilians Including 75 Children Killed in Operations

According to the annual report of the Human Rights Association, over 320 civilians of whom 75 were children were killed in the operations during the curfews.

‘Temporary Special Security Zone’ Declared in 31 Regions of Dersim

In addition to the ‘Temporary Special Security Zone’ declared in 31 areas between September 1-15, the governorate banned stopping and picnicking along the Pülümür-Erzincan highway.


Gezi Resistance

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