In Dink case, civil inspector Şükrü Yıldız presented defence.
The issue of constructing a pipeline in Standing Rock, which is significant for Native Americans, has been on the agenda of the US for a while. As a result of the resistance of many Americans, especially Natives, the project is canceled by Barack Obama. Prominent figures of the Armenian Diaspora also supported the resistance. Academic and activist Khatchig Mouradian, the leading figure in initiating American Armenians' support, assessed the developments.
As part of Dink case, the 9th hearing of the trial of public officials is being held today. Before the hearing started, Friends of Hrant were once again in front of the court house.
In the last 2 years, 15 families from Thessaloniki, Athens and Crete settled in their ancestral land Imroz. We met these “new locals” of Imroz, who are trying to build a new life and sending their children to the newly-established Greek schools on the island.
HDP MP Besime Konca and group deputy chairperson Çağlar Demirel were arrested yesterday. HDP Siirt MP Besime Konca had been released, but she was detained again upon the objection by prosecution and then arrested.
Ayhan Bilgen, spokesperson of HDP, stated that 237 HDP officials have been detained in simultaneous operations carried out this morning. He also said that HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş had heart spasm on Saturday and he is denied healthcare services in prison.
In Egyptian capital Cairo, a bombing attack was carried out near St Mark’s Cathedral during the Sunday mass. Death toll has risen to 26
Croatian Goran Blažević began a journey for drawing attention to the problems of the refugees. In this 5-month journey from Jordan to his homeland, Blažević follows the route that refugees use for going to Europe. Blažević is in Turkey in these days.
HDP MP Garo Paylan tabled a parliamentary question about Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş's “Giaour” statement.
Last week, Armenian United National College is opened in Beirut. Prominent figures of Armenian society, religious leaders and Lebanese Minister of Education were present at the opening ceremony of the school, which is of major importance for Lebanese Armenians.