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Amnesty: Bulgaria authorities failing to prosecute hate crimes
February 9, 2015
Bulgarian authorities are failing to address hate crimes, leading to a state of fear, Amnesty International (AI) report Monday. According to AI, over the past two years the number of asylum seekers crossing the border from Turkey to Bulgaria increased almost ten-fold, causing an increase in hate cri....... [more]

Egypt court to consider lawsuit claiming Turkey a supporter of terrorism
February 8, 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday set February 24 as the date that it will consider a lawsuit that claims Turkey is a "state that supports terrorism" and must be designated as such. The lawsuit claims that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported the Muslim Brotherhood and criticized Egypt after....... [more]

Turkish court orders Facebook to censor pages insulting Prophet Muhammed
January 26, 2015
A Turkish court on Sunday ordered a ban on Facebook pages that contain materials insulting the Prophet Muhammed. The Golbasi Duty Magistrate Court ruled that Facebook would be blocked in Turkey if the order is not implemented. The Anadolu Agency, Turkey's official press agency, reported that the co....... [more]

Anti-corruption group condemns Turkey parliament vote
January 21, 2015
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International on Wednesday criticized a vote by the Turkish Parliament downing a proposal to lift parliamentary immunity for four former ministers accused of corruption. The charges relate to a massive corruption and graft scandal that began in December 2013, ac....... [more]

Turkish court bans access to Charlie Hebdo cover
January 14, 2015
A Turkish court on Wednesday banned access to websites showing the new cover of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, which features a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. The court's prohibition of access to the sites is reportedly in response to a petition filed by a lawyer who said that the sites po....... [more]

Turkish parliament lifts ban on female lawmakers wearing trousers - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:35:41 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish court sentences two surviving members of 1980 military coup to life imprisonment - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:35:27 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish court releases 16 individuals accused of having links to Kurdish militants - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:35:12 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish court orders retrial for hundreds of alleged coup plotters - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:34:56 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish ruling party pushes for early constitutional referendum - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:33:12 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish rights record to be focus of emergency EU-Turkey membership talks - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:29:46 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]




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