31 May 2002 Friday

  • Womens Center for Domestic Violence
    Womens Handcraft Associations Center is aiming at generating solutions for beating and violence against women in general. The association is also ......

29 May 2002 Wednesday

  • Turkey Report - 2002
    Torture and ill-treatment, high security prisons, rape in custody, impunity, two HADEP politicians disappeared, increased pressure on human rights defenders, prisoners ......

24 May 2002 Friday

22 May 2002 Wednesday

21 May 2002 Tuesday

  • Journalist Sentenced to Suspended 18 Months
    Turkish Daily News columnist Bekdil is sentenced for his article Turkeys de jure Untouchables under Article 159 of the Turkish Penal ......
  • Coasts and Inland Waters Under Protection
    The Council of State has overturned Supreme Councils verdict to cancel the basis decision regarding the protection of the coasts and ......
  • Early Elections
    Turkey discusses early election. The last one was held on April 19, 1999. Normally, general elections are held every five-year. Istanbul- ......

17 May 2002 Friday

15 May 2002 Wednesday

14 May 2002 Tuesday

13 May 2002 Monday

09 May 2002 Thursday

08 May 2002 Wednesday

07 May 2002 Tuesday

06 May 2002 Monday

02 May 2002 Thursday

01 May 2002 Wednesday

30 April 2002 Tuesday

29 April 2002 Monday

27 April 2002 Saturday

24 April 2002 Wednesday

22 April 2002 Monday

  • Keeping Kurdish Language Alive
    Mehmet Uzun can write in Kurdish, Turkish and Swedish, but his novels are only in Kurdish. The publishing house, GendasYayinlari, has ......

19 April 2002 Friday

18 April 2002 Thursday

16 April 2002 Tuesday

  • Farmers Are Getting Organized
    To improve the agricultural production and marketing facilities in the GAP region, Harran plain farmers has founded AGRO GAP Pioneer Farmer ......

15 April 2002 Monday

11 April 2002 Thursday

08 April 2002 Monday

  • The First Application for ICSID
    Two American companies take their cases to the ICSID, after their energy investments are halted by the Turkish government. The energy ......
  • Urge for Suspending Ties with Israel
    Bringing together thousands of demonstrators from all shades of Turkish public, weekend rallies in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, witnessed solidarity slogans with ......

03 April 2002 Wednesday

  • Stop Military Cooperation With Israel!
    The Peace Initiative, comprising academics, writers,artists, journalists and professionals, calls the Israeli government stop terror against Palestinian people, and urges the ......

29 March 2002 Friday

28 March 2002 Thursday

  • Our Culture And Beliefs Are Threatened
    Inhabtants of southeast city of Tunceli, react against spreading decay of the towns cultural characteristics. Tunceli people protest local authorities for ......
  • Women Lead The Towns Journalism
    In Edremit, 300 miles to the south of Istanbul women comprise the bulk of journalistic community and head the news centers ......

15 February 2002 Friday

  • Acquittal in Chomsky Case an Important Step
    Sugden: Years of monitoring human rights in Turkey have shown us that when one law is improved, another is pressed into ......
  • Ayse Nur Zarakolu Died
    Published books of history, politics and poetry that in any other country would hardly be controversial but which in Turkey led ......
  • WAN Asks: Charges be Dropped
    Publisher Tas, is due to appear in court on charges of publishing propaganda against the indivisible unity of the countryWAN ...
  • Courts Must Safeguard Free Speech
    Sugden: By leaving most of these laws on the books, parliament has effectively passed the buck to the courts. ...
  • Publisher Acquitted, Concerns Remain
    Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC): The effect of such wide scale judicial action on the right to free expression in Turkey ......
  • Appeal for Kurdish Language Courses Refuted
    According to reports leaking from the MGK meeting, Turkeys defense and security officials are concerned that the Kurdish demands for training ......
  • Acik Radio Silenced
    Istanbuls local Acik Radio, is silenced under controversial ruling by the Radio and Television Higher Council (RTUK). The radio is banned ......
  • Doors Remain Locked And Deaths Continue
    As the hunger strikes in Turkeys maximum security prisons enter into the 15th month, Justice Minister Hikmet Sami Turk has turned ......
  • Hopes and Worries Arrive in Washington
    Ankaras best hope is that its recently increased geopolitical value, post September 11th, may bring the country some additional economic opportunities. ......

18 January 2002 Friday

17 January 2002 Thursday

  • Ecevit to Oppose Military Action in Iraq
    Bush will be hosting the leader of a NATO country who in the past has not hidden his sympathies for Saddam ......
  • Eyes of Pain and Resistance
    Open until Dec. 13 a recent exposition brings together 1500 pictures from the past 68 years of painter Nuri Iyem. Painted ......
  • Turkish Cyrpriots Optimistic for A Solution
    Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders Denktas and Klerides met after 4 years at the green border. Talks about the future of ......
  • Turkish Cypriot Businessmen Urge for Solution
    Prior to Klerides and Denktas summit on Dec. 4 the Turkish Cypriot business community cal the two leaders to act responsibly. ......
  • JPC Meetings : Dialogue of The Deaf
    The recent Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting ends without any joint proposal. Unless submechanisms are not introduced the JPC will remain ......
  • Indebted Farmers Lined up in The Prison Queue
    2000 farmers who could not pay their debts due to ongoing economic crisis, are qued for going into the prison. Some ......
  • Kurdish Party Vows For Territorial Unity
    Pro-Kurdish HADEP calmly reacts against recent reports of militarys concerns of their increasing support in the Southeast. We are a guarantee ......
  • First Jewish Museum Opened
    The exhibition stretches over three floors and explores the cultural heritage of Turkish Jews over the passed seven centuries starting from ......
  • U.S.-Turkey Relations and the War on Terroris
    The United States and Turkey share a core common concern with the guiding principles of the Taliban and al Qaeda. Though ......
  • Desperately but Deliberately Turkey Joins War
    Ankaras political and military rulers expect that a Turkish military presence in Afghanistan will indirectly provide the country with a wider ......
  • 4 Killed And 10 Injured in Police Raid
    In a Istanbul police operation directed at two houses where the death fasters opposing the F-type prison system were staying four ......
  • Greece And Turkey Sign Immigration Deal
    Greece and Turkey have signed an agreement that will allow Greece to send back illegal migrants that have entered the country ......
  • An End to Torture And Impunity Is Overdue
    The systematic and widespread nature of torture in Turkey puts nearly anyone at risk of being tortured, Amnesty International says as ......
  • Amnesty International Concerned of Deaths
    Amnesty International calls for investigation into the deaths and injuries of Nov. 5 raid by Turkish police forces on the Istanbul ......
  • Turkey Revising Male-Dominated Code
    The draft new code scraps the phrase the head of the marriage union is the man, giving women the right to ......
  • The Hunger Warriors
    Although virtually unnoticed by the outside world, since last autumn Turkey has been the site of the longest -- and now ......
  • RSF: Attacks against journalists resume
    Rapporters Sans Frontieres denounces violations against journalists. There is a constant gap between Turkeys promises and the practices of its police ......
  • Lets Build Our Own G-184
    Why dont we help create a worldwide movement? For instance, that would be the PP-E (Peace For The People of The ......
  • Turkey Prepares to Send Troops to Afghanistan
    Turkish government plans to deploy at least 300 soldiers from the special warfare unit, which has been fighting Kurdish insurgents for ......
  • US Security Hinges on Self-Criticism
    It is vital that we explore anti-American sentiment. It is especially urgent that we study Americas Middle East policy, with emphasis ......
  • Government Looks at West, Public at East
    The schism between the governments attitude and the public sentiment is so apparent that, football matches in Istanbul have witnessed loud ......
  • The Forgotten
    Turkish writer Asiye Zeybek was raped by policemen - yet it is she who faces prison. And her case is the ......
  • Tulchovsky Award Goes to Zeybek
    Swedish PEN decides to grant the 2001 Tulchovsky Award to imprisoned Turkish journalist Asiye Zeybek Guzel. A Swedish PEN delegation attends ......
  • New Challenges and a New Paradigm
    Demographic growth in the Middle East and scarcity of resources; terrorism and extremism; drug trade; rogue states; emergence of new regional ......
  • Landmines: Fresh Threat For Kurdish Locals
    Human Rights Association (IHD) warns that landmines laid down in Southeast during the conflict between the army and the guerilla PKK ......
  • Temple of Fear, Frightens...
    Journalist Celal Baslangic faces 1-6 years for his collection of articles Temple of Fear, previously published by Istanbul daily Radikal. Documenting ......
  • Silenced Voice: Fikret Baskaya
    Professor Fikret Baskaya is now a case in point himself; he has fallen victim to the very mindset he has criticized. ......
  • Book on Southeast Conflict Banned
    Korku Tapinagi (Temple of Fear), collection of stories from the Southeast war zone by journalist Celal Baslangic is banned under charges ......
  • Armys role contested at the threshold
    The business community and the trade unions, the mainstream media, the liberal and left-wing analysts in an unprecedented solidarity, publicly question ......
  • Economic Crisis Luring Engineers Overseas
    Ongoing economic crisis leads to unemployment among Turkeys specialized workforce, say Engineers Chambers officials. New raduates as well as experienced engineers ......
  • Emerging Markets to See High-grade Issues
    Investment-grade issuersare expected to dominate emerging markets in the next few months, offering a chance to diversify from Argentina and Turkey. ......
  • UniCredito Set for Iktisat Bid
    Turkeys banking watchdog said it had authorised UniCredito Italiano to examine necessary documents and prepare a bid to buy Iktisat Bank, ......
  • Fact Finding Mission Harassed
    An IHD (The Human Rights Organisation of Turkey ) fact finding mission to Southeast Turkey is reported to have faced arassment ......
  • Bizarre Allegations
    Colasan and Soms mistake is so basic it would be akin to a U.S.journalist writing about Turkey and confusing MHP with ......
  • CIA Rumor on Web Targets Turkey Writer
    Nadire Mater, an award-winning journalist has fallen prey to the flimsiest of whisper campaigns. She is accused of accepting a payment ......
  • Journalist Prosecuted for Criticism
    Ersen Korkmaz, columnist and editor of local daily Demokrat Iskenderun prosecuted for his column criticisng Turkeys foreign policy. Charged with violating ......
  • Turkey A Migrant Way Station
    Almost weekly, Turkish officials report snaring smugglers or rescuing abandoned immigrants. Earlier this summer, Turkish police found 65 Iraqis hidden in ......
  • The Situation in North Cyprus
    On the 27th year of Turkeys military intervention, Northern Cypruss Patriotic Unity Movement (YBH) anlyses the current situation in the divided ......
  • Minister Pounded for Virginity Tests
    Turkeys Health Minister Osman Durmus remains under heavy criticism by womens organisations for his circular on virginity tests. Although Minister Durmuş ......
  • A Technocrats Cabinet, Unconvincing
    Proposals of replacing the ruling cabinet with a technocrats government, in order to overcome the Nationalist Action Partys (MHP) unwillingness in ......
  • Islamic Party Loses Direction
    Should the modern forces also succeed in gathering some minor forces of the right, the whole panorama of Turkish politics might ......
  • Government Ignores Prisoners Demands
    -Type prisons are specially designed maximum-security facilities, which Human Rights Watch, the global human rights group, calls physically and psychologically damaging ......
  • Crisis Stirs Fury
    Last week, thousands of protesters closed businesses and blocked highways in Ankara and Istanbul, shouting, The government must resign! and waving ......
  • Crisis Taking a Toll on Turkeys Media
    The Turkish Journalists Association said 3,000 of Turkeys 12,000 journalists have been laid off since mid-February, when the country was plunged ......
  • Inmates Show No Sign of Ending Hunger Strike
    The death of a political prisoner in Turkey last week may spark a chain of similar action by other inmates on ......
  • Ex-Bank Official Hired To Sort Out The Mess
    Turkeys new economic chief, Kemal Dervis has been hailed as the man who will sort out the countrys financial mess. This ......
  • Armenian Deportation
    The official decision for DEPORTATION (Exile) was taken in May 27th of 1915. The Ottoman government had decided to force a ......
  • Stroke Marks In the F Type Prisons
    Ümit Efe, from the Human Rights Organization, reported that the convicts in solitary confinement cells in the Kandıra, Sincan, Edirne and ......
  • 4000 Media Workers Laid-Off In Turkey
    Up to 4,000 media workers have been laid- off in Turkey as a result of a recent 30 per cent devaluation ......
  • Turkeys Operation Return to Life
    During the week of December 19-26, 2000, 10,000 Turkish soldiers violently occupied 48 prisons to end two months of hunger strikes ......
  • Economic Plan Criticized
    Only the government here appears to be pleased with its new economic recovery programme. Announced on the weekend, the programme, which ......