Women from CHP Show Red Card to Law Draft on Muftis*

Rallying upon the call made by CHP İstanbul Provincial Women’s Branch, women have staged demonstration in Beşiktaş against the law drafting granting muftis authority to perform marriage.

‘Rights Defenders Must Be Released Immediately’, Says CoE Commissioner for Human Rights Muižnieks

CoE Commissioner for Human Rights Muižnieks demanded in a message he shared on the social media, that the rights advocates from various rights organizations who were detained during a training workshop on July 5 in Büyükada and were later arrested, be immediately released.

Artist Tunç Prosecuted Over ‘Terror Propaganda’

Artist Ferhat Tunç has been prosecuted for “promoting PKK, YPG and YPJ” on charge of “propagandizing for a terror organization” due to his tweets.

Call for Trial of 6 Journalists: #ReportingCannotbeCriminalized

Journalists have made a call for attendance to the trial of Tunca Öğreten, Mahir Kanaat, Ömer Çelik, Derya Okatan, Metin Yoksu and Eray Sargın who have been tried for making report of Minister Albayrak’s emails.

World’s 10th Most Dangerous City for Women: İstanbul

According to Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey, İstanbul is the 10th most dangerous city for women among 19 megacities.


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