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“Limiting Freedoms to One Field is Not Ethical”

Abdullah Karahan from Eğitim-Sen Union criticized the recent allowing of students to wear headscarves in schools, reminding the compulsory religious classes and closure of Kurdish-language teaching schools.

ECHR Convicts Turkey of Violating Right to Fair Trial

The European Court of Human Right convicted Turkey of violating right to fair trial in the case of Cevat Soysal who was convicted to 18 years and 9 months of prison by Turkish courts of being a PKK leader.

Twitter to Withhold Account of Today’s Zaman Editor

Twitter reportedly sent a message to Today’s Zaman editor Celil Sağır that his account “will be withheld”. While twitter objected to the ruling court, advocate Odabaşı said “accounts can’t be withheld due to insult or defamation”.

27 Acquitted, 1 Convicted of Insult in Twitter Case

İzmir 22nd Assize Court ordered the acquittal of 27 out of 28 defendants charged with “igniting public to violating laws and insulting” during the Gezi Resistance.

Öcalan: Not Only Rojavans, But All Kurds Must Resist

Meeting with his attorney Mazlum Dinç yesterday on Imrali Island, PKK leader gave the following message: “Regarding the attacks on ISIS, all Kurds must adapt themselves to the conditions of this highly intense war”.


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