Rights Association Stresses Problems in Democracy in Turkey on Its 32nd Anniversary

In its press statement issued on its 32nd anniversary, the Human Rights Association has shared its analyses and recommendations about regress of democracy and human rights in Turkey.

Detention of Selahattin Demirtaş to Continue

The court board has rejected the request of release submitted for the imprisoned former Co-Chair of the HDP Selahattin Demirtaş.

Court Rules Continuation of Arrest of US Pastor Brunson

Arrested on charge of “espionage” and “committing crime on behalf of a terrorist organization", US Pastor Brunson’s hearing was held at İzmir 2nd Heavy Penal Court. The court has ruled continuation of the arrest.

Photo of Osman Kavala from Prison Released After 260 Days

A photograph of Osman Kavala, who has been behind bars since November 1, 2017, has been published. The photograph was taken during the open visit, when Osman Kavala met with his wife Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra Kavala.

Prof. Dr. Hamzaoğlu, Fadime Çelebi to Appear Before Judge After 5 Months

First hearing of trial of 11 politicians including Prof. Dr. Hamzaoğlu and Fadime Çelebi, who are pending trial in jail, will be held on July 19 in Ankara.

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