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  Women detained in İstanbul Convention rally released

BIANET Women who were detained during a demonstration in support of the İstanbul Convention in İzmir have been released. In response to the public debates in pro-government circles on whether Turkey should abandon the convention on violence against women, demonstrations were in 16 cities yesterday (August 5). Only in İzmir, women faced violent police response... 

  Court overturns ban on 9th METU Pride Parade

BİANET The Ankara 7th Administrative Court has overturned the ban imposed by the Middle East Technical University (METU) Presidency on the 9th METU LGBTI+ Pride Parade to be held in the campus in Ankara last year. The court has concluded that the decision of the METU Presidency, which banned the parade by claiming that the... 

  Statement from the US Foreign Office: Kavala should be released

The U.S. Department of State demanded from Turkey, the release of Osman Kavala, who has been imprisoned for 1000 days without conviction. The U.S. Department of State made a written statement about the detention of businessman and human rights activist Osman Kavala. In a statement, Turkey to ‘international obligations’ reminded: As of this week, Turkish... 

  ‘We will not stop demanding justice for the enforced disappeared’

BIANET For the last 800th weeks, Saturday Mothers/People have been asking the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones disappeared in custody in Turkey. Demanding justice for their relatives, they have been prevented from holding their weekly sit-ins in Galatasaray, İstanbul since the 700th week. Accordingly, Saturday Mothers/People and Human Rights Association (İHD) İstanbul Branch’s... 

  Thousand words to be said for Osman Kavala on 1,000th day of imprisonment

DUVAR ENGLISH A thousand words that participants will submit to an online effort will be released on the 1,000th day of philanthropist, businessman and human rights activist Osman Kavala’s incarceration. The deadline for participation was set for July 23. A thousand words that people will use to describe Osman Kavala will be released on July... 

  Constitutional Court: Union activity is a fundamental right

BIANET The Constitutional Court announced its detailed ruling on 19 union members today (July 21) and has concluded that the penalization of unionists over their participation in union activities and meetings is a right violation. In concluding the application of 19 people, who were then the members or executives of the Confederation of Public Employees... 

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