The indictment against 5 jailed writers of Cumhuriyet daily is completed after 5 months. Today, Cumhuriyet daily stated that the elements of crime in the indictment consist of news articles and tweets and demanded immediate release.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) accessed the constitutional amendments that will be voted on April 16 in terms of human rights, rule of law, independence of judiciary, separation of powers, checks and balances, international law and parliament's role.
At least ten people have been killed in twin explosions in St. Petersburg metro.
Israeli scholar Efrat Aviv's work titled “antisemitism and anti-Zionism in Turkey from Ottoman era to AKP”, which she was working on since 2012, is published as a book recently. Teaching at Middle Eastern Studies Department of Bar Ilan University, Aviv also presented the extensive survey that she conducted for the book published by Routledge Publishing to the readers and researchers. We talked to Aviv about antisemitism in Turkey.
This year, March 8 may be one of the strongest reactions of the women's movement against “one-man” policies of governments. 30 countries responded to the general strike call that was initiated by anti-Trump women's movement in the US. In Turkey, a women's demonstration was held in Istanbul and the “Feminist Night March” will be held on March 8.
Curfew is lifted in Xerabê Bava (Koruköy) and Talatê (Doğanlı) villages in Mardin. First photos from the villages show the destroyed houses.
Garo Paylan appealed to the Constitutional Court, demanding the reverse of the punishment that he was subjected because he said “genocide” in the parliament. The Court rejected the demand.
Detained on February 14, Die Welt Turkey correspondent Deniz Yücel is arrested last night on the charge of “propagating for a terrorist organization and inciting hatred and enmity among people”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the arrest is disproportionately harsh and disappointing.
Released on January 30, HDP Diyarbakir MP İdris Baluken was detained in Ankara yesterday. After being referred to the court, he is arrested again.
In General Assembly of the Turkish parliament, jailed HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ is disqualified from membership of the parliament.