ABDULLAH CÖMERT CASE

Defendant Police Officer, Whose Prison Sentence Reduced by Half, Not Arrested

Court has ruled that police officer Kuş, who caused the death of Abdullah Cömert in Gezi resistance and was previously given a 13-year prison sentence before being reversed by the Supreme Court, shall be sentenced to 6 years, 10 months and 15 days in prison.

CHP MP Ali Şeker: 22 Thousand Children Become Mothers in 18 Months

CHP İstanbul MP Ali Şeker has announced the answers given by the Ministry of Health to his questions regarding child motherhood. Şeker has stated, “More than 40 children have been forced to become mothers a day across Turkey.”

Circular Letter Regarding Sexual Abuse by Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice has published a circular letter regarding the offences committed against sexual inviolability of children and women, emphasizing that the procedural acts should be meticulously performed in the event of such offences.

Men Kill 20 Women in October

Men killed at least 20 women, two children in October. 20 percent of the women were killed because they rejected proposals of reconciliation. 75 percent of murders were committed in houses. Two of the deceased women were from Uzbekistan and Syria.

Mater, Güzel and Cıvır Released; Aksakoğlu Arrested

Çiğdem Mater, Ayşegül Güzel and Yusuf Cıvır, who were detained as part of the operation launched against academics and rights defenders on November 16, have been released. Civil society expert Yiğit Aksakoğlu has been arrested.

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