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CoE’s Muižnieks expresses concern about new HSYK

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, has expressed concern about the new composition of Turkey's Supreme Board of Judges and...

CoE’s Muižnieks expresses dismay at conviction of activist Çelikkan in Turkey

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe's (CoE) commissioner for human rights, has voiced disappointment over an 18-month jail sentence handed down to journalist and...

CoE human rights commissioner urges Turkey to restore freedom of expression

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe's (CoE) commissioner for human rights, said on Tuesday that the space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly...

Council of Europe expresses fear over state of emergency measures in Turkey

Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed fear over noting detention conditions and allegations of torture in the aftermath of...

Ban Ki-moon expresses hope for release of RSF Turkey representative

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed the hope that Turkey Representative of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Erol Önderoğlu -- who was...

Council of Europe’s Muiznieks condemns arrest of academic and journalists in Turkey

Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, wrote on Twitter that he has been “appalled by detention of human rights defenders in...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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