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"Turkey Takes Lead in Violations of Freedom of Expression"

Last Update 06.12.2011

ECHR judge Karakaş said that among all member states of the Council of Europe, Turkey was the country in the worst situation considering press freedom and freedom of expression. Turkey is the country with the most convictions ruled by the ECHR in this area.

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"LGBTI Refugees, A Growing Concern: Changes in International Asylum Law Approach”

Last Update 22.11.2011

16 November 2011, 03:00-05:00pm

İstanbul Bilgi University, Dolapdere Campus Cinema Hall

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Alternative Information Technologies Association applied to the Council of State for the cancellation of central Internet filtering system!

Last Update 22.11.2011

Alternative Information Technologies Association applied to the Council of State for the cancellation of central Internet filtering system which will be enforced by Turkish Telecommunication Authority, Information Communications and Technology Agency (ICTA) by November 22nd 2011.

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About the Difficulty of being a Child in Turkey

Last Update 22.11.2011

The first report on the situation of children that compares all 30 member states of the OECD revealed that Turkey ranks in the bottom row regarding health, environment, education and the financial situation of children in Turkey.

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“No civil constitution without us”

Last Update 22.11.2011

100 NGOs who believe in the necessity of a civil, pluralistic, equalitarian, libertarian, democratic, participatory and ecological constitution held a march to Turkish Grand National Assembly. A symbolic model of a Constitution was left in front of the Assembly and demands were revealed out to law makers.

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"Child Brides" in parliament

Last Update 31.10.2011

After a research period of one and a half years, the Flying Broom Association now presented the results of their project and research "Chid Brides: Victims of Destructive Traditions and Patriarchal Social Heritage" at parliament.

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Turkey fails in children's rights

Last Update 04.10.2011

On the World Children's Day 2011, a part of the children in Turkish prisons is still being kept in adult prisons and there are still reservations on "language rights and cultural identity" as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Access to LGBT sites restricted in parliament

Last Update 04.10.2011

The Turkish Parliament made access to the LGBT sites of KaosGL and LambdaIstanbul more difficult. Due to the "family package" of the new internet filter, access is only admitted after filling in an online form and disclosing personal data.

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Number of women murders increased by 1400 percent

Last Update 04.10.2011

The number of women murders in Turkey increased by 1,400 percent within seven years. As far as divorce cases are concerned, 85 percent of all applications in Istanbul are related to violence.

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Mother continues to seek missing son

Last Update 12.08.2011

A mother is continuing her quest to locate the body of her son seven years after she alleges he died while in gendarmerie custody in İğneada, close to the Bulgarian border.

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