Suspect Charged With Aiding ISIS Released

Burhan Gök who is being charged with providing passage to the ISIS camp in Syria for ISIS-members and was caught together with the perpetrator of the attack in Brussels has been released in the trial regarding the bomb attack in HDP rally in Diyarbakır.

Criminal Complaint Against Alperen Movement Chair Mican for Assault on Synagogue

İHD Commission Against Racism and Discrimination members have filed a criminal complaint concerning the assault on Neve Şalom Synagogue.

Third Day of Cumhuriyet Daily Trial

The third hearing in the Cumhuriyet daily trial in which one Twitter user under arrest and 18 executives, journalists and employees from Cumhuriyet daily 11 of whom are also arrested are standing trial is being held today.

Amnesty International Responds to Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu

Amnesty International’s Europe Director Dalhuisen has said that “Çavuşoğlu’s assertion that we will be ‘able to conduct activities freely’ is a bold claim in light of the fact that both the Director and the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey are languishing”

Doctors Arrested in Diyarbakır; Operations, Medical Control of Patients Cancelled

Seven rights defenders, educators and doctors including two former presidents of Diyabakır Chamber of Medicine as well as Yurtsever from Human Rights Association have been arrested. Operations and medical controls of operated patients have been cancelled.


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