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Turkish Army Denies PKK’s Statement on Yüksekova Killings

The Turkish Army Authorities released a statement, claiming that the recent killing of 3 Turkish soldiers in Yüksekova was perpetrated by PKK despite the latter’s denial statement.

Republic Day Reception Canceled

Turkey’s official Republic Day Reception has been canceled after a mine incident is still trapping at least 15 workers underground.

ECHR Considers Statute of Limitations As “Torture”

The European Court of Human Rights considered the statute of limitations ruling in Demirtaş case as ill-treatment and torture, convicted Turkey.

Diyarbakır Municipality FC Adopts A Kurdish Name

The soccer club of Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality changed its name to Amedspor, referring to the Kurdish name of Diyarbakır province.

TİB Censors Gay.com

Turkey’s Telecommunication Authority (TİB) blocked gay.com, a popular LGBTI social networking website.


Gezi Resistance

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  • BIA Media Monitoring Reports

    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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    On February 21 International Mother Language Day, bianet published 20 articles in different languages spoken in Turkey.

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