27 October 2006 Friday

  • World Independent Media in Istanbul
    Academics, journalists and students aspiring for an independent media are coming together in Istanbul on Nov. 4-5. Participants including Ramonet, Castellanos, ......

21 October 2006 Saturday

19 October 2006 Thursday

  • Turkeys Feminist Magazine Goes Online
    First Turkish feminist online magazine launched this week with hopes of bridging feminist theory and feminist activism. Feminist Approaches in Culture ......
  • Imprisoned DIHA Reporter Not Released
    Malatya High Criminal Court decides on continued imprisonment of DIHA reporter Rustu Demirkaya who is charged with aiding and abetting an ......
  • Chomskys Publishers On Trial
    Publishers of the translation of Chomskys Role of Mass Media: Manufacturing of Consent tell court it shouldnt be them facing the ......

18 October 2006 Wednesday

  • Kids Face Police Questioning at Schools
    Egitim-Sen reports incidents of primary school children in Adana being questioned by the police and gendarme for outstanding credit card debts ......
  • Respond France by Promoting Freedoms
    PENs Sayar gives out signals on freedom of expression after genocide vote in France saying retaliation should be by abolishing article ......
  • Yeni Asya Newspaper Charged Under 301
    Yeni Asya editor Cakir appears in court for news article claiming State Council shooter Arslan was a member of an organization ......
  • Allegation of Police Kidnap of a Man
    29-year-old man claims he was kidnapped and tortured by a group of civil policemen two weeks after being mistreated for a ......
  • Radio Banned For 30 Days
    RTUK closes down Istanbul-based radio station for airing a song of a famous folk singer and its programs on Kurdish issue ......

16 October 2006 Monday

12 October 2006 Thursday

  • Pamuk Gets Nobel Literature Prize
    Prominent Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk wins Nobel Literature Prize as the Swedish Academy announced today. In the quest for the melancholic ......
  • Four New 301 Cases Against Evrensel
    Evrensel owner Belek and chief editor Bayar at court for news articles covering demands to unveil truth behind Semdinli incidents and ......
  • Armenian Genocide Law Passed in France
    French Parliament adopts controversial law criminalizing the denial of an Armenian Genocide. Assembly approved bill with 106 votes with members of ......

11 October 2006 Wednesday

10 October 2006 Tuesday

06 October 2006 Friday

05 October 2006 Thursday

  • Washingtons Preferences
    The outcry of the Armed Forces in the person of Buyukanit should be read rather more as the declaration of will ......

04 October 2006 Wednesday

  • Turkey to Compensate Writer Baskaya
    European Court grants Ozgur Bakis newspaper writer Fikret Baskaya nearly 9,000 Euro compensation for Turkeys sentencing of him to 1 year ......
  • Tension Leads to Restricting Freedoms
    MAZLUMDER Chairman says statements made by Turkeys Chief of Staff and President reflect a mentality of increasing polarization in the society, ......
  • Islamist Critique Acquitted Under 301
    Istanbul court acquits Kurbanoglu under 301 charges for a speech he made in 2006. Ozgur-Der calls for 301 and all legislation ......
  • IHD: Cease-Fire is Historical Opportunity
    Human Rights Association says PKK cease-fire is a historic opportunity for solving the Kurdish problem through democratic means: Care should be ......
  • Turkey: Postponing Democracy and Peace
    Human Rights Foundation chair Onen, following the chief of staff Buyukanits statement talks about secularism, civilian-military relations, PKKs cease-fire declaration, the ......

02 October 2006 Monday

  • Two More Cases Under Article 301
    Public prosecutors charges Mersin 78ers Association Chairman Ethem Dincer and Ozgur Der member Bahadir Kurbanoglu of Istanbul under controversial Penal Code ......
  • ECHR Taking Up Baskaya Case
    The European Court is to sit October 3 to evaluate the application of Turkish writer Fikret Baskaya who was sentenced to ......
  • Turkey Social Forum Convenes
    Social Forum of Turkey convenes in Istanbul over the weekend bringing together the countrys opposition groups from anti-war movements to NGOs, ......
  • Reporter Duru Sentenced For Propaganda
    Dicle News Agency reporter Birol Duru and IHD member Daimi Acig have been sentenced to 6 years 3 months imprisonment each ......
  • Agean Tragedy Stirs Amnesty Reaction
    AI Turkey branch demands international procedures and court case be launched against Greek authorities for deportation of 40 refugees forced to ......
  • Silencing Guns Important New Opportunity
    Prof. Dr. Dedeoglu says Ankara does not have the luxury to wait for silencing of guns to address the Kurdish problem. ......
  • PKK Declares Cease-Fire
    PKK has declared a unilateral cease-fire but has warned its continuation depends on Turkey not mounting any operation to annihilate the ......

29 September 2006 Friday

28 September 2006 Thursday

27 September 2006 Wednesday

26 September 2006 Tuesday

25 September 2006 Monday

22 September 2006 Friday

21 September 2006 Thursday

20 September 2006 Wednesday

  • Red Alert on Shafak Case
    Human rights groups are warning to authorities on the outlawed activities of intervening Jurists Union demanding measures and an investigation. Concerns ......
  • Seferi Yilmaz Still Under Arrest
    The bookstore owner Yilmaz who is charged with membership to an organization is still being held in prison despite prosecutor and ......
  • Kirandi Case Sent to High Criminal Court
    Four newsmen and five human rights activists involved in securing and covering the release of a Turkish soldier kidnapped by the ......
  • 9 Years Jail Demand for Rights Activist
    Diyarbakir prosecutors have demanded 9 years imprisonment for IHD Provincial Chairman Selahattin Demirtas due to remarks he made on Gun TV ......

19 September 2006 Tuesday

18 September 2006 Monday

15 September 2006 Friday

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12 September 2006 Tuesday

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08 September 2006 Friday

07 September 2006 Thursday

06 September 2006 Wednesday