Assaulted in Parliament during the meeting for the internal security package, HDP Member of Parliament described the fight that broke out: “You cannot but run for help when a friend of yours is being assaulted by thugs. If there is a price to pay for that, we are prepared, but the real problem here is that the Parliament is increasingly resembling a slaughterhouse.”
Journalist and writer Nuh Köklü became the target of a knife attack while playing snowball with his friends in Kadıköy, Istanbul. Köklü passed away at the Haydarpaşa Numune Hospital where he was taken.
Özgecan Aslan, the university student murdered by a minibus driver, was taken to her final resting place on the shoulders of women. Women across Turkey took to the streets to commemorate her, and to protest against male violence.
President Serzh Sargsyan issued a statement following a session of the executive body of the Republican Party on February 12, severely criticizing his one-time ally Gagik Tsarukyan of the Prosperous Armenia Party.
Account data of around 100 thousand clients revealed as more details of the leaked HSBC files emerge. The account of Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians is also among the revealed accounts.
According to a report by Fıratnews, the AFAD camp for Kobane residents who fled ISIS and crossed the border to Suruç, is built on “Wargeha Mezin”, the site where thousands of Armenians were massacred in 1895.
The ‘Internal Security Package’ to be discussed in Parliament next week has once again opened the debate on the boundaries of authority to be transferred to law enforcement. Departing from the security package that has become the focus of criticism, we have examined what the new regulations bring, the path followed by such regulations aiming to protect the ‘continuity of the State’ and the background of the criticized stance of the police force.
The Republic of Armenia State Commission on the Coordination of Events for the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide has announced its 2015 declaration. The declaration states that it expresses the united will of the Armenian people.
The period of limitation is about to end for many lawsuits regarding enforced disappearances and unsolved murders. If a step is not taken, these files will be closed. The Human Rights Association and the Saturday Mothers have launched a new campaign against the threat imposed by the statute of limitations.
Human rights activist and lawyer Eren Keskin has assessed the Perinçek v. Switzerland case heard at the European Court of Human Rights in a column piece for the Özgür Gündem newspaper. Keskin states that Perinçek’s words “cannot be construed within the scope of the freedom of expression”, and adds that they “clearly amount to an abetment to crime.”