Turkish children’s tales begin with « rambles » much longer than our « Once upon a time ».
Turkey’s AKP regime is making full use of European anti-terrorist “institutions” and “cooperations” in order to organize the hunt against its opponents.
The Douarnenez Film Festival is a great and ongoing adventure since 1978. Every year the festival explores a different destination through film, music, conferences and extends a hearty invitation to meet cultures, stories, artistic creations and struggles of peoples across the world.
Coming at a few days’ interval, the arrest of French journalist Loup Bureau and the heavy sentences handed down to two Czech nationals, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, also arrested at the checkpoint between Turkey, Irak and Syria in November 2016, bring more light to the Turkish regime’s intentions.
On July 6th, the media trumpeted a murder committed by two men. Emani al-Rahmun, a Syrian refugee living with her husband Halid and ten-month old baby Halaf in Kaynarca, Sakarya district, was raped and killed with her baby. The young woman was also nine months pregnant.
Reminder : journalist and artist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in jail. She is imprisonned in Diyarbakir since June 12th. She had previously spent 141 days of incarceration in Mardin, up until December 9th 2016.
Zehra Doğan was forced back into jail last June. She has been incarcerated in Diyarbakır (Amed) since.
During the press conference held in Hamburg after the G20 meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared the following concerning Selahattin Demirtaş – the Co-President of the HDP Party jailed since November 4: “This man is a terrorist.
Cette plaidoirie d’Ahmet Altan, dénonçant une “pornographie judiciaire”, n’aura été lue devant les juges qu’au 4e jour de la première audience du procès, soit le 22 juin 2017. En voici une traduction francophone.
In a recent article in french, we published comments by Selahattin Demirtaş, praising the virtues of « popular humor » in order to be heard and understood without hatred or spite, despite all the seriousness of the repression.
“Turkey is a safe country”. This is what European heads of State keep stating in order to justify the agreement for “the retention and exchange” of migrants and refugees. A refutation must be made of this denial of reality.
The third hearing of the “Özgür Gündem” trial involving Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan, Ragıp Zarakolu, Filiz Koçali, Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya, Kemal Sancılıve Bilge Oykut Contepe was held on March 14 (2017), at Istanbul Court No. 23.
Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu, a prominent jurist has been put on the list of the academics discharged by the infamous decree of February 7th. Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu isn’t just anybody in Turkish constitutional law…His name is among the first to be quoted when the notion of « Constitution » comes up. He teaches constitutional law at Marmara University, […]
Eren Keskin is angry. And with good reasons. For months and months she has railed against the ill treatment and absence of medical care for prisoners in Turkish jails suffering from heavy pathologies.
We could use the metaphore of « musical chairs » concerning the arrests and liberations of these last three days if they didn’t constitute literal politico-judiciary harassment under police rule.