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Mother’s day 2017: Over 17,000 women behind bars across Turkey, many with children
Arrested by government even pregnant women or those who have just given birth. In several cases, women were detained in the hospital immediately after the delivery of her baby and before they had a chance to recover. Others were jailed while visiting their husbands in jail. In the first two weeks of May, 1257 people were arrested, 264 were imprisoned.
19/07/2016 13:11:00 TURKEY
Reinstating the death penalty, next step in repression unleashed by Erdogan
Although the Turkish president denies wanting to take advantage of the situation, there seems to be no end to the wave of arrests taking place, as well as thousands of military and police officers, generals and judges. In this regard, experts from the Council of Europe yesterday stated that "mass arrests and referrals of judges are not an acceptable means to restore democracy".
05/11/2016 14:36:00 TURKEY
Ankara’s repression and neo-Ottoman dreams worry the international community
A court remands into custody nine journalists waiting for trail. The leaders of the main Kurdish opposition party are also jailed. Ankara blames the PKK for yesterday’s attack in Diyarbakir, claimed by the Islamic State. Concern is growing in the West over thousands of arrests and Turkey’s imploding democracy. Turkism expansionism targets Aleppo, Raqqa and Mosul.
Turkey, police raid against "corrupt" journalists and officials
One year after Turkey's bribery scandal, President Erdogan attacks the movement linked to the spiritual leader Fethullah Gulen with arrests and searches against the press and even former police chiefs.
10/08/2016 15:53:00 TURKEY
New purges in Turkey: 2,500 Religious Affairs officials suspended
In total, the Directorate has sent away 3,672 employees for “involvement” in the 15 July coup. Established to control religion, the agency supervises some 80,000 mosques across the country and its budget is greater than that of the Health Ministry.
04/11/2016 10:20:00 TURKEY
Explosion in Diyarbakir after the arrest of two pro-Kurdish leaders
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