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A Sunday Morning in Istanbul

In various events and locations, police intervened book readers, soccer fans and Berkin Elvan mourners yesterday, detaining dozens of Istanbulites.

Parliamentary Investigation Request for Ezidi People

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy Ayla Akat Ata filed a request to the Parliament on 400 Ezidis’ reinstitution of rights in Turkey.

Kurdish Politician Returns to Turkey After 20 Years

Yaşar Kaya, a Kurdish politician and chairman of Turkey’s terminated Democracy Party (DEP) returned to Turkey and met with his family after giving, his statement to the police.

Sculpting Hopes of Gezi Resistance

Uygur Orhan is sculpting busts of those that were murdered during Turkey’s Gezi Resistance. He is going to present the busts to their families.

Cem TV Suspends Show After Argument on Kurdish Songs

Cem TV suspended “Gonca Elmas and 7 Colors” show after an argument on Ahmet Kaya and Kurdish songs.

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