20 June 2006 Tuesday

19 June 2006 Monday

15 June 2006 Thursday

13 June 2006 Tuesday

  • Unionists Chain Themselves for Rights
    DISK stages protest in front of ILO Ankara office against workers losing jobs for union membership and arrest of LIMTER-IS union ......
  • Prosecutor Arrests Two Unionists
    Istanbul prosecutor orders arrest of two unionists detained by police. LIMTER-IS chair Dinc and Training Expert Saygili placed in Kartal prison. ......
  • Journalist Ozbaris Faces 21 Years in Jail
    Journalist Birgul Ozbaris faces a total of 21 years imprisonment in seven separate charges of discouraging people from military service. Being ......

12 June 2006 Monday

  • US Nukes at Incirlik Questioned
    Opposition CHP deputy Elekdag prepares to table nuclear bombs issue at Parliament: We dont need them, lets send them back. Global ......
  • Magazine Journalists Face Trial
    Weekly Tempo magazine reporter Tayman and Editor in Chief Barlas face up to six years jail for published interview of KURD-DER ......
  • Analay: Overhaul Needed In Child Protection
    34 children were missing from Childrens Homes in Diyarbakir. Lawyer Analay of Bar Association says Unless policies are developed for children ......

08 June 2006 Thursday

  • Dissident Sociologist Cleared of Bombing
    Pinar Selek a dissident sociologist is acquitted in Spice Market Bombing case as court still unsure whether blast that killed 7 ......
  • Journalist Belge Acquitted
    Istanbul court acquits Radikal newspaper journalist Murat Belge on charges of attempting to influence the outcome of judicial proceedings by criticizing ......
  • Jurist Kaplan Acquitted of Hate Speech
    Istanbul court acquits jurist Hasip Kaplan for his views on Kurdish Question in a TV talk show, concluding he did not ......
  • Author Elif Safak Under Investigation
    Best-seller Turkish author Elif Safak asked to testify for new book Father and Bastard. Safak and Metis Publishing House may be ......
  • Magden Court Case Starts Tense
    On trial for her article Conscientious Objection is a Human Right, Magden faces protest from families of soldiers killed in action. ......
  • CPJ Concerned for Persecution of Columnists
    Concerned for three journalists appearing before court this week New York based Committee to Protect Journalists calls Turkish government to repel ......
  • Rights Activists Rise to Defend Keskin
    Human rights activists stand up for IHD Istanbul branch former chair Eren Keskin after group of women organizations make her public ......
  • Keskin: The Campaign Is Manipulated
    Strongly condemned by 20 women organizations in newspapers advertisements, IHD Istanbul branch former chair Keskin holds press conference. Says attack stems ......

06 June 2006 Tuesday

05 June 2006 Monday

01 June 2006 Thursday

  • Baydemir Faces 2 More Charges
    Diyarbakir Metropolitan Mayor Osman Baydemir faces four year imprisonment under two new cases launched against him. Baydemir is charged for causing ......
  • 10 Killed in Southeast Clashes
    Clashes this week between PKK militants and security forces in Diyarbakir and Sirnak claims lives of 5 soldiers, 3 village guards ......
  • All Diyarbakir Child Prisoners Released
    The number of children released in Diyarbakir since May 8 reached 40 this week with 15 more minors set free and ......
  • Police Attacks Dockyard Union Workers
    At least six people were seriously injured when police attacked dockyard workers attempting to hold press conference demanding delayed wages. 16 ......
  • Ataturk Law to Jail Publisher Onal
    Istanbul court sentences publisher Ahmet Onal to 13 months imprisonment for Passions and Captives book authored by Cicek. Publisher found guilty ......

31 May 2006 Wednesday

29 May 2006 Monday

  • DISK Withdraws From Social Dialogue
    Turkeys DISK Confederation withdraws from ILO meetings and suspends Economic and Social Council as well as EU-Turkey advisory committee membership blaming ......
  • AI Launches Protest Against Small Arms
    Amnesty launched its Global Week of Action Against Small Arms with activities in Turkey over the weekend. Campaign Coordinator Vardar says ......
  • Women Debate Equality Laws
    Woman rights activists from Belgium, Iran, Morocco and Turkey meet for Equality between Women and Men seminar organized jointly by Amazone ......

26 May 2006 Friday

25 May 2006 Thursday

24 May 2006 Wednesday

23 May 2006 Tuesday

  • Human Rights Reforms Slowed AI Says
    Torture and ill-treatment continued to be reported, with those detained for ordinary crimes particularly at risk. Law enforcement officers continued to ......

22 May 2006 Monday

  • Withdraw Anti-Terror Draft, Stop Operations
    Women from 11 organizations stage sitting protest against new Anti-Terror Bill in front of Istanbuls historic Galatasaray High School. Women say ......
  • No to USA Meeting in Iskenderun
    Patriotic Front holds weekend meeting in Iskenderun saying no to USA, rejecting alleged plans to convert popular Mediterranean seaport into a ......
  • Court Assassination Suspects Jailed
    Lawyer Arslan the chief suspect for the killing of Council of State judge and accomplices jailed after court order. Former officer ......

19 May 2006 Friday

  • Former PM Ecevit Fights for His Life
    Democratic Left Party Honorary Chairman and five ties Turkeys Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit fighs for his life after suffering a brain ......
  • Vakit on Trial for Marking Target
    Pro-Islamic Vakit newspaper owner Nuri Aykon and Editor-in-Chief Aksoy face up to 34.5 years in prison if found guilty on charges. ......

18 May 2006 Thursday

17 May 2006 Wednesday

  • Ankara Hosts anti-Homophobia Meeting
    KOS GLs International Gathering Against Homophobia starts in Ankara on May 17. Seminars, workshops and film shows to raise awareness against ......
  • Nationalist Attack Dissidents During Trial
    Armenian Turkish journalists Dink and Engin were attacked during court hearing in Istanbul. Defendants escaped near-lynch attempt under police protection. They ......

16 May 2006 Tuesday

  • Forced Disappearance Conference Starts
    International Conference on Enforced Disappearance Under custody is being held between May 16-20. 46 delegates from 17 countries attending conference. ICADs ......
  • Diyarbakirs International Children Festival
    Diyarbakirs 6th festival dedicated to Enis Ata and Abdullah Duran who lost their lives when police opened fire during March incidents. ......
  • Militarism Under Fire in Ankara
    Antimilitarist activists stage traditional tourist event to reveal militarist policies. Militourism festival held despite heavy rain and even heavier police intervention ......
  • Diyarbakir: 20 Children Released, 19 in Jail
    With the release of four more children from prison in Diyarbakir. the number of minors still under arrest for alleged involvement ......
  • Human Rights in Prisons Discussed
    The International Prisons Conference was held in Ankara during the weekend. Academics and human rights activists discussed women and children rights ......

15 May 2006 Monday

  • Erzincan Bomb Kills 4 Children
    The number of children killed by an explosion while playing with a parcel reportedly containing a timed bomb reached 4 on ......

12 May 2006 Friday

11 May 2006 Thursday

10 May 2006 Wednesday

  • Turkey Protests Anti-Terror Bill Today
    The campaign starts at noon as Parliament Justice Commission begins debating new Anti-Terror Bill. Activists using phone and mobile networks to ......
  • 301 Charge Haunts Sorun Publications
    Author Osman Tiftikci and publisher Sirri Ozturk charged with publicly degrading the army in book titled The Evolution of The Army ......
  • Inspectors Should Know Their Place
    Press Council deputy chair Dogan Heper criticizes police inspectors for inviting Milliyet reporter Tolga Sardan to obtain information. Says inspectors should ......

09 May 2006 Tuesday

  • Intellectuals Defy Turkish Penal Code
    Seven of 20 intellectuals who willingly violated the restrictive articles of Turkish Penal Code plead guilty before the public prosecutor. They ......
  • Journalists Threatened Under Anti-Terror Law
    Journalists Karakurt, Tatlıcan and Kılıc of daily Hurriyet face prison terms under article 6/2 of Anti-Terror Law (TMY) for an interview ......
  • Terror Indictment Against Düzel Dropped
    Prosecutor Karacal justifiying with procedural reasons drops his indictment against journalist Nese Duzel for the words of pro-Kurdish politician Orhan Doğan ......
  • Human Trafficking Victims on Rise
    IOM and Police Directorate record significant increase in human trafficking in Turkey. 583 women from other countries rescued from traffickers and ......
  • Academy Hosts Human Rights Symposium
    Bosphorus University hosts 2-day Human Rights Symposium starting Wednesday. Ferhat Kentel and Murat Akan to speak on Human Rights in Europe, ......
  • Journalists Duty To Criticize PM Say Judges
    Court of Appeals quashes compensation sentence against Radikal daily journalist Yıldırım Turker in Prime Minister libel case. Court says the behavior ......

05 May 2006 Friday

  • Trials Continue Under Article 301
    Dink, editor of an Armenian language newspaper, Agos, was found guilty of insulting Turkishness. Zarakolu is accused under Article 301 for ......
  • Turkeys New ECHR Bill: 33,000 in a Week
    DEP MPs Alinak, Sakik and Turk win claims. ECHR rules in favor of claimants in 3 cases - sentences Turkey to ......
  • Rector Parlak Clubs Down Criticism
    Students beaten by police for protesting privatization of Istanbul University refectory charge Rector Parlak for encouraging truncheon and gas attack. Unions, ......

04 May 2006 Thursday

  • New Law Protects Crimes Against Environment
    Greenpeace sends letter to Turkish president raising concerns on new Environment Law, saying some articles protect environment offences. Requests Sezer return ......
  • Press Warns Government On Terror Bill
    Journalist associations TGC, ÇGD and G9 warn government on new Anti Terror Law to be debated at Parliament Justice Commission on ......
  • Military Court Defies Medical Science
    Military Court of Appeals reference to homosexuality as an advanced psychological disorder in total objector Tarhan case draws scientific reaction. The ......
  • Appeals Court Quashes Dink Verdict
    Court of Appeals overrules verdict deferring 6 months jail term for bilingual Armenian Turkish Agos newspaper editor Hrank Dink. Journalist-writer may ......

03 May 2006 Wednesday

  • Reformist PM Doesnt Quite Get The Reforms!
    Cases under 301 threaten even ordinary citizens criticizing state practices. Three journalists in prison in Turkey. New Anti-Terror Law could send ......
  • Military Court Defies EHCR Rulings
    Military Court of Appeals rules ECHR decisions on conscientious objection not abiding for Turkey. Homosexuality is an advanced psychological disorder the ......