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HDP submits its written defense to top court in closure case

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which faces a closure case, has submitted its written defense to the Constitutional Court, which the party said...

CoE Commissioner Mijatović publishes comments on infringement proceedings before ECtHR in Kavala case

Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović on Thursday published her comments on the infringement proceedings before the European Court of...

Handing case of Khashoggi murder to Saudi Arabia reveals deterioration of rule of law...

In a statement issued on Friday, the Washington, D.C.-based Freedom House said Turkey’s decision to hand the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder to...

Ankara court rules in favor of former public servant dismissed for donating to Gülen-affiliated...

The Ankara 19th Administrative Court has ruled in favor of a former civil servant who was dismissed by a government decree for donating money...

Turkey’s top court finds no rights violation in cases of 2 dismissed mayors

The Turkish Constitutional Court has found no violation of rights in the cases of two former mayors from pro-Kurdish parties in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakır...

ECtHR rules Turkey violated prisoners’ rights by uploading their correspondence to judicial network server

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Turkey violated the right to respect for private life of 14 inmates by uploading...

Forensics council shouldn’t be only decision-maker in ill inmates’ cases, medical union chair says

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a prominent human rights activist, doctor of forensic medicine and head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), has said Turkey’s Council...

Arrest warrant issued for opposition MP Güzel

An arrest warrant has been issued by an Ankara court for pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Semra Güzel following the refusal by...

CoE congress urges Turkey to modify terrorism definition, stop replacing mayors without court decision

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CoE) has adopted a recommendation and resolution on the situation of mayors...

ILO questions post-coup dismissals of union members, lack of reinstatement to jobs

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations said in a recent report that it notes with...

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