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The Media’s 3 Months: 186 Journalists Fired

23 journalists entered the month of July in prison. 15 new cases were filed based on the TMK in April-June 2014; 38 people were convicted in total to 2 months 15 days in prison and 277,400 TL in fines for insulting the Prime Minister. 54 reporters were attacked. The ECHR gave a penalty of 160,000 TL in fines.

ANF to Re-open, Verdict Exemplary for Other Banned Websites

The access ban on ANF's website has been lifted thanks to the third judicial package. Jurist Altıparmak says the verdict should be an example for 200 Kurdish and leftist websites banned like the ANF.

ÇMO Investigates: Carcinogen Risk in Istanbul’s Water

The Chamber of Environmental Engineers warns that the water brought in from Sakarya province is dirty and that this increases the smell of Istanbul’s water. Experts abroad are assessing the water for carcinogen risk.

KCK: AKP Should Declare Their Stance on ISIS

KCK Co-chairmanship reacted to claims that ISIS members injured in the Kobani attack were treated in Turkey and demanded the AKP explain its stance on ISIS.

İstanbul Convention: A New Hope For Turkey to Say ‘Women’ without Fear?

Violence against women is a serious problem in Turkey despite legislative changes that look positive on the surface. In 2013, 214 women were killed, 167 women were raped, 241 women were battered, and 161 women were sexually assaulted.


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