CHP Istanbul MP Selina Doğan commemorated Armenian writers and thinkers Elbis Gesaratsyan, Sırpuhi Düsap, Zabel Asadur, Zabel Yesayan ve Hayganuş Mark, who are considered as the first feminists of Turkey, in the parliament.
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.
Azerbaijan issued arrest warrant for members of the European Parliament who visited Karabakh to monitor the referendum for constitutional amendment.
Amnesty International released the annual international report covering 150 countries on human rights. It is stated that “the cynical use of ‘us vs them’ narratives of blame, hate and fear" creates a more divided and dangerous world. For Turkey, 2016 was a year in which violations of human rights have increased with the state of emergency.
Released on January 30, HDP Diyarbakir MP İdris Baluken was detained in Ankara yesterday. After being referred to the court, he is arrested again.
A group of Armenians from Turkey wrote a letter addressed to Karekin II before the meeting that will be held in Etchmiadzin on February 23 to discuss the patriarchal election.
In General Assembly of the Turkish parliament, jailed HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ is disqualified from membership of the parliament.
HDP appealed to European Court of Human Rights for its arrested co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ. The ground of the application is the violation of right to free election and the fact that Turkish Constitutional Court doesn't carry out any examination.