January 6, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan... ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan... ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
A Turkish parliamentary commission on Monday voted not to send four ex-ministers to trial on charges of corruption. The charges relate to a massive corruption and graft scandal which began in December 2013, accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and three other ministers. The commission, ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The EU's highest court, the Court of Justice, on Thursday ruled that Germany cannot require spouses of Turkish nationals living in Germany to show basic knowledge of the German language as a requirement when applying for family reunification visas. The case was brought by Naime Dogan, a Turkish ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by G. Redd
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francois Crepeau urged the EU on Tuesday to focus on human rights in its migration policies. Crepeau visited both sides of the border in Turkey, Greece, Tunisia and Italy to investigate the experience of migrants. He found that those ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Tuesday that her office will conduct a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza strip in which nine civilians on a Turkish ship were killed. The examination is in response to ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Turkey's Grand National Assembly approved amendments to the country's anti-terrorism legislation on Thursday to bring the legislation more in line with EU freedom of expression standards. Through the amendments Turkey will narrow its definition of terrorism propaganda. Amendments to Article 6 ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A Turkish court on Monday charged nine lawyers for membership in an outlawed group under Turkey's anti-terrorism laws. The lawyers, including some human rights advocates, are accused of being associated with the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (RPLP), a group that advocates for a ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Brown Keyder of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that traditional olive oil producers have lately turned toward advocating for a more strict regulator regime as global competition increases...By now, it ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crepeau on Monday called on the government of Turkey and authorities in the European Union (EU) to respect the rights of migrants in the continent. Crepeau acknowledged the need for governments to ensure border security but ...[read more]

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