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  • Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers

    Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers

    Expand Two Syrians walk along a fence near the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep province, Turkey, November 30, 2016. Syrians who arrived in Turkey since late 2017 have been unable…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey: Mass Deportations of Syrians

    Turkey: Mass Deportations of Syrians

    Expand A Turkish soldier surveys the border line between Turkey and Syria near the city of Kilis, March 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Murad Sezer (Brussel…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey: Arrest of Civil Society Leader Arbitrary, Punitive

    Turkey: Arrest of Civil Society Leader Arbitrary, Punitive

    Expand Osman Kavala. © 2017 Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul) – An Istanbul court decision on November 1, 2017, to imprison a businessman and civic lead…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Expand Asylum seekers behind a metal fence in the ‘Hangar 1’ detention center, in Röszke, Hungary. September 9, 2015. © 2015 Zalmaï for Human Rights Watc…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey’s Democratic Credentials Pushed to The Limit

    Turkey’s Democratic Credentials Pushed to The Limit

    The dubious decision to cancel the March 31 Istanbul mayoral election win by opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu, in the absence of compelling evidence that the vote was not free or fair, has interfered with the democratic right of millions of vote…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • In Turkey, Ankara Wakes Up to Court Lifting LGBTI Events Ban

    In Turkey, Ankara Wakes Up to Court Lifting LGBTI Events Ban

    Expand Middle East Technical University’s LGBTI+ Solidarity fly a rainbow flag from a campus dormitory to celebrate the lifting of a ban on LGBTI events in Ankara, April 19, 2019.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers

    Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers

    Expand Lawyers march in Istanbul on January 24, 2019 Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The banner reads: “To silence the lawyer’s voice is to deprive the citizen of breath.”…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Lawyers on Trial
     SummarySince the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has seen mass arrests and trials on terrorism charges of thousands of people not involved in any violent act. Among them are journalists, human rights defenders and opposition politicians tried in…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Egypt: Deported Dissidents Missing

    Egypt: Deported Dissidents Missing

    (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities should reveal the whereabouts of at least five Egyptian dissidents who were deported to Egypt in recent weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. Malaysian authorities deported at least four men to Egypt in early March,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey: Baseless Charges Over Landmark 2013 Protests

    Turkey: Baseless Charges Over Landmark 2013 Protests

    Expand Osman Kavala (left) and Yiğit Aksakoğiu (right) have been arbitrarily detained in Silivri prison since November 2017 and November 2018 respectively. ©…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • 'Idlib is a bargaining chip': civilians brace as Assad air assault escalates
    Renewed regime attacks have killed hundreds in the Syrian opposition’s last strongholdInstead of looking forward to the pre-dawn Ramadan meal of suhoor, Dr Firas al-Jundi was cradling his scared children and surveying the damage done to his home by…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Turkey seeks extradition of UK barrister over Twitter activity
    Ozcan Keles accused of spreading propaganda, in latest targeting of Erdoğan criticsA British barrister who has given evidence to parliament is facing possible extradition to Turkey on terrorism charges over his Twitter activity.Ozcan Keles, who is o…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 1:56pm -
  • Turkey insists on right to drill for energy reserves off Cyprus
    Dispute likely to escalate after Nicosia said it would seek to arrest anyone caught drillingTensions over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean have risen sharply after Turkey said it would “exercise its sovereign rights” to drill off Cyp…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Northern Cyprus judge acquits two journalists of insulting Erdoğan
    Press freedom watchdog hails ruling by court in Turkish-occupied territoryPress freedom defenders have reacted with jubilation after a judge in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus acquitted two journalists accused of insulting Turkey’s president, Rece…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 1:11pm -
  • Jamal Khashoggi fiancee: 'The world still has not done anything'
    Hatice Cengiz criticises lack of action and calls for sanctions on Saudi ArabiaHatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, has said she could not believe that no one had yet f…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:22pm -
  • How Istanbul’s mayoral elections are shaping the future of Erdoğan’s Turkey | Sinan Ulgen
    A controversial overturning of the result has laid the way for a rematch the president’s party cannot afford to loseThe upholding last week of a legal challenge to the outcome of Istanbul’s mayoral election has paved the way for a divisive new co…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 19, 5:05am -
  • US senator asks Canada to protect Erdoğan critic Kanter during NBA finals
    Trail Blazers player is an opponent of Turkish presidentBlazers could travel to play Toronto Raptors in finalsThe NBA playoffs have been swept up in diplomatic drama, with US senator Ron Wyden expressing concern for the safety of Portland Trail Blaze…
    - 11 days ago, 14 May 19, 4:28pm -
  • The Guardian view on elections: Potemkin polls are not democracy | Editorial
    Strongmen don’t always want to get rid of voting. Some find it useful to legitimise their rule – as long as they know they’ll winVoting is not synonymous with democracy. Take Thailand. In 2014, the military launched the latest of its many coups…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 19, 1:46pm -
  • Russia and Turkey landgrab 'behind fresh Syria bombardment'
    Twelve healthcare centres destroyed in bombardment of Idlib provinceRenewed bombardment in north-west Syria that has displaced 200,000 people and destroyed 12 healthcare centres could have been sparked by Russia and Turkish moves to entrench their zo…
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 12:30am -
  • Istanbul election being rerun to save grants, say Erdoğan opponents
    CHP members say ruling party fears losing billions in grants to charities tied to governmentMembers of Turkey’s main opposition party have claimed that a decision to rerun the vote for Istanbul mayor, which the ruling party lost in March for the fi…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 19, 6:14am -
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