President Erdoğan filed a complaint on Tuesday, February 8, when Kabaş was in custody awaiting trial on the criminal insult accusation.
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A Turkish court Saturday ordered well-known journalist Sedef Kabas to be jailed pending trial on a charge of insulting President Erdogan.
Journalist Ahmet Altan was released from custody on April 14 after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in his favor (ECtHR).
Turkey’s ruling party’s recent attempt to circumvent opposition in parliament has put doubt on the country’s democratic path.
Turkey has resumed crackdown on student protestors. The students say the appointment of rectors erodes academic freedoms.
Turkish police detained several members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Friday as prosecutors move to ban the party
Turkey’s disillusioned and underemployed youth to vent their frustrations at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government.
The Turkish government is pushing a bill that will allow it control of social media. HRW published an article which urged parliament and social media firms to oppose it.
Over the years, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been strangling democracy, “‘tightening the vice’ on what’s left of Turkey’s pluralism”.
That Kurds were not in Normandy is a shameful distortion of truth. We abandoned our Kurdish allies for dubious motives, now they are facing genocide.