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Pınar Selek Acquits for the Forth Time

Acquitted three times and ordered to stand trial for the forth time regarding the 1998 Grand Bazaar Blast Incident, sociologist Pınar Selek acquitted from all charges again.

Cumhuriyet’s Request Removes Media Ban in Yüksekova Killings

Upon Cumhuriyet newspaper’s request, Hakkari Peace Court judge removed the media ban related to the killing of three Turkish soldiers in the southeastern district of Yüksekova on October 25. The ban on dead bodies, however, will resume until the end of investigation.

Dumanlı Pending Trial, Karaca Arrested

After 4 days of detention, Zaman newspaper editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanlı has been released pending a trial with December 14 Operation. Samanyolu TV Broadcasting Group Chairman Hidayet Karaca, however, has been arrested.

Maraş Massacre Commemorations Face Ban

Maraş Province Governor’s Office banned all marching, protest and press statement activities related to the commemoration of 1978 Maraş Massacre that officially killed 111 people.

3 y.o. Child Plays With TOMA in Prison

Diagnosed with atypical autism, P.A. (3) is staying in a prison with his mother. While the boy needs special education, prison conditions make it very hard.


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