MP Selina Doğan filed a lawsuit against a person who used hate speech against her. In libel suit, the judge made a scandalous ruling.
Protestant Churches Association released “Violations of Right Report 2016”. Attacks and hate speech against Christians and churches continue. Churches are at serious risk.
HDP MP Garo Paylan tabled a parliamentary question about Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş's “Giaour” statement.
HDP Istanbul MP Garo Paylan brought the impunity of the hate crimes against the minority groups to the parliamentary agenda.
HDP Istanbul MP Garo Paylan filed a criminal complaint against “Armenian bastards” slogan, which audience shouted during President Erdoğan's speech in Trabzon.
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) released the fifth monitoring report on Turkey. In the report, official authorities' hate speech is criticized and it is pointed out that the hate speech is not effectively punished.
An organisation named 'Müslüman Anadolu Gençliği’ (Muslim Anatolian Youth) has created a violent hate campaign on social media in response to Istanbul Pride Week, held on the last week of June. Facebook staff have stated that this page, clearly asking people to commit violence, does “not violate community standards.”
The deputy chairman of a Swedish-Turkish association Barbaros Leylani has resigned after derogatory comments he made about Armenians last week at a Stockholm rally.
Pianist Tigran Hamasyan, who visited Turkey within the scope of his “Luys i Luso” tour, and later became the target of a discourse of hate from the Kars Ülkü Ocakları President, has published a statement.
CHP Istanbul Member of Parliament Selina Doğan, assessed her party’s performance at the general election for AGOS, and listed her priority tasks in Parliament.