Category Archives: Gezi Protest
Amnesty International’s Annual Report detailed continued attacks on the right to peaceful assembly in Turkey this past year: The practice of arbitrary detentions at assemblies was given legal basis by legislative amendments in March in the Domestic Security Package, providing … Continue reading
Yesterday, saw two positive court decisions in Turkey. But the sad fact is that the judges made the right decision in two cases that should have never been brought to court, that represent a terrifying politicization of the criminal justice … Continue reading
Guest Blog: Trial of Çarsı football fans accused of attempting to overthrow the government is as farcical as it sounds.
I was present on 2 April at Europe’s biggest court house, the Cağlayan Courthouse in Istanbul, to observe the second hearing in the prosecution of members of the fan club Çarşı of the Istanbul football club Beşiktaş. Thirty five people … Continue reading