According to the article by Fundanur Öztürk published on BBC Türkçe on December 7 2017, 1100 graduates in medicine who were supposed to begin their 2 year compulsory service have not yet started working, because investigations opened against them under the emergency law have not been finalized yet.
From an academic, fired by a decree related to the state of emergency in Turkey, a reflection more profoundly relevant than it may seem at first glance.
The tribunal in Ankara has sentenced Nuriye Gülmen to 6 years and 3 months imprisonment. She is accused of belonging to the DHKP-C, a left-wing group listed as “terrorist”, as are all true opposition groups in Turkey.
Paris, Osnabrück, Göteborg, Ancona, Köln, Oslo, Athens, Marseille, Rome, and soon, Vienna… Since Turkish authorities decided to hand back her passport, last September 4th, Aslı Erdoğan hasn’t stopped travelling.
Even if it was to be expected, we experienced a mix of sadness and anger when we learned Zehra Doğan’s clandestine prison works were confiscated. Since then, her artistic struggle continues.
November 20 was “International Children’s Rights Day”. So Kedistan took its inner child by the hand in order to jot down these eloquent figures.
Following the attribution to her of the Freethinker Prize last November 5th in Zurich, Switzerland, through Amnesty International Geneva, is organizing an exhibition of some twenty prints of Zehra Doğan’s works, on November 24th.
Lettre de soutien de l’artiste Ai Weiwei, adressée à Zehra Doğan, publiée en anglais, par PEN International, dans le cadre de la campagne de soutien “Day of the Imprisoned Writer”, Journée pour auteurE emprisonnéE qui se tient depuis 1981, tous les 15 novembre.
Frei Denken, the Swiss Association of Free Thinkers, awarded its “Freethinker Prize” for 2017 to journalist and artist Zehra Doğan, jailed in Turkey, and to Masih Alinejad
In March 2012, Zehra Doğan became one of the co-founders of JINHA, the all-female press agency banned and shut down since by Turkish State decree in October 2016.
by Chris Den Hond – October 24 2017 | Roj Info Interview of Patrice Franceschi by Chris Den Hond and Jean Michel Morel.
Once again İrfan Aktan is the one who shines a light, more necessary than ever, following the liberation under surveillance of one of the teachers on hunger strike. He does so through the intervention of Veli Saçılık, who has been of one of the protagonists since the very beginning of this power struggle.
I am the corpse of the Other… The Kurd you call “terrorist”. The Armenian you insult. The Greek whose home you confiscated, The Rom you throw out, the Arab you despise.
This is a new translation of an article published in Turkish, denouncing the trivialization of torture in Turkey, not to say its promotion by groups and factions within and outside the State.
The death of a Kurdish child is no longer newsworthy in Turkish « big media ». The war goes on killing children, silently.