Turkish parliament passes disputed bar associations law: report

Turkish parliament passes disputed bar associations law: report

Turkey’s parliament passed a law on Saturday on changing the structure of bar associations, a move that lawyers argue will further undermine judicial independence in a country where they say the judiciary is already in disarray, Reuters reported.

Pandemic eclipses quarter-century anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Pandemic eclipses quarter-century anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

The 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide on Saturday is being marked under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, which not only forced changes to the ceremony but also once again delayed appeals hearings in the trial of the main...

Turkey suspends 26 judges and prosecutors over alleged Gülen links

Turkey suspends 26 judges and prosecutors over alleged Gülen links

Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has decided to suspend 26 judges and prosecutors, citing links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the T24 news website reported on Friday.

Erdoğan restores mosque status of Hagia Sophia after court verdict

Erdoğan restores mosque status of Hagia Sophia after court verdict

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan restored the mosque status of İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia with a presidential decree on Friday, following a top administrative court ruling.

Erdoğan aide says Turkey considering ‘controlling,’ not shutting down, social media

Erdoğan aide says Turkey considering ‘controlling,’ not shutting down, social media

İbrahim Kalın, spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said the Turkish government does not plan to completely block access to social media but rather regulate it, after Erdoğan signaled a crackdown on several platforms last week, the T24 news...

Protest ends in Belgrade, dozens injured, police regain control of city centre

Protest ends in Belgrade, dozens injured, police regain control of city centre

Dozens were injured in clashes between protesters in the Serbian capital city of Belgrade and the police on Wednesday evening, and social networks posted videos in which law enforcement authorities are seen using violence against the demonstrators.

Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges: report

Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges: report

Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on terrorism charges by an İstanbul court on Friday in a case reflecting mounting official pressure on civil society, AFP reported.

Turkish purge victim, rights activist loses battle against cancer

Turkish purge victim, rights activist loses battle against cancer

Haluk Savaş, 54, a leading human rights activist and a victim of a large-scale post-coup purge in Turkey, lost his battle against cancer on Tuesday, according to his wife.

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