localhost

  • Yazıtipi boyutunu arttır
  • Varsayılan yazıtipi boyutu
  • Yazıtipi boyutunu azaltır
Reklam
Turkish (Turkiye)

Presidency Statement on the closure of Democratic Society Party (DTP) in Turkey

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

The Presidency of the European Union expresses its concern in relation to the decision by the Constitutional Court to close the Democratic Society Party (DTP) and ban a number of its democratically elected representatives from political activity. While strongly denouncing violence and terrorism, the Presidency recalls that the dissolution of political parties is an exceptional measure that should be used with utmost restraint.

Devamını oku...
 

Presidency Statement on the terrorist attack in the Tokat province in Turkey

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

The Presidency of the European Union condemns yesterday's terrorist attack on a military patrol in the Tokat province, which cost the lives of seven Turkish soldiers and injured several others.

The Presidency would like to express its sorrow at the loss of life and offers its condolences to the families of the deceased soldiers and to the Turkish people.

Devamını oku...
 

On Erdoğan, genocide and being pro-AKP

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Orhan Kemal CENGİZ

Let me try to give you some hints about the psychology of democrats and liberals in Turkey. I know sometimes we look alike, we support the government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan whatever the circumstances maybe.

I know this is how it appears but this is not true. We criticize them, of course, but maybe we prefer not to be so outspoken about their mistakes. I know you sense this attitude in us and I know some Western democrats sometimes have difficulty understanding us. If you were us you would do the same thing, I assure you.

Devamını oku...
 

European Court of Human Rights: ARTICLE 19 Calls for High-Level Protection of Journalists

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

ARTICLE 19 has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of a Dutch magazine that was forced to disclose unpublished photographs to prosecutors or face being shut down. The brief calls on the Court to affirm high levels of protections of journalists.

The brief was submitted with three other media rights organisations: the Media Legal Defence Initiative; the Committee for the Protection of Journalists; and the Open Society Justice Initiative, along with the Guardian News and Media group. Over a dozen major newspapers and media organisations from around the world also endorsed a statement in support of the brief.

Devamını oku...
 

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

GENEVA (3 December 2009) -- Estimates indicate that more than 10 percent of the world’s population – between 670 and 800 million people – have a disability themselves or have a close family member with one, and that in a quarter of all households there is someone with some sort of disability.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities provides an opportunity to take stock of the status of one of the world’s largest and most neglected groups, who – despite considerable progress in terms of international legislation over the past two years – still face colossal obstacles in their efforts to lead a meaningful life and benefit from the full range of human rights and development opportunities available to other members of their societies.

Devamını oku...
 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Sandra Barnes: ''I urge all territorial authorities to commit themselves to fighting violence against women”

Strasbourg, 24.11.2009 – “Domestic violence is the main cause of death for women between the ages of 19 and 44 all over the world, ahead of war, cancer and road accidents,” Sandra Barnes (United Kingdom, EPP/CD), Rapporteur on violence against women of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, stated on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November.

Devamını oku...
 

Would you dare to say this to Bartholomew and Dink?

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Orhan Kemal CENGİZ

Last Saturday, The New York Times published a news story titled “In Turkey, Trial Casts Wide Net of Mistrust.”

It was about the Ergenekon gang, our infamous “deep state,” and the case opened against it. Unfortunately, the story was a completely distorted account of what really is happening in Turkey.

Devamını oku...
 

Fait accompli strategy against non-Muslims

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Orhan Kemal CENGİZ

Michel Foucault says you can understand a society from what it excludes. We generally tend to look at what a society includes, what they are willing to embrace.

But Foucault draws our attention to a different angle. I agree with him. When it comes to Turkey, I believe, not only what it excludes but also how it does this are important factors to look at in order to have a better understanding of this country.

Devamını oku...
 

Killing another Armenian

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Orhan Kemal CENGİZ

I was originally only planning to write an entertaining story, but then I came across a piece of news in Today’s Zaman. I said to myself Turkey is like a family that has a psychopathic father who does extremely disturbing things whenever the children feel happy -- all just to kill their happiness.

Why I use this metaphor in which I portray psychopaths as the father figure and myself as a child needs to be analyzed separately.

Devamını oku...
 

The main fault of Turkish intellectuals

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Orhan Kemal CENGİZ

What would you say if I were to ask you what your biggest fault was? Try to answer this question, but keep the answer to yourself or, better yet, write it down to compare with those I will mention below.

We have a fantastic newspaper in Turkish, the Taraf daily. It became very famous due to its fierce opposition to the status quo in Turkey. It is very liberal and has no respect for any taboo. It has published stories no other newspaper ever covered.

Devamını oku...
 

CPT President calls for an end to impunity for perpetrators of torture

e-Posta Yazdır PDF

Strasbourg, 06.11.2009 - The President of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), Mauro Palma, today called on countries to take effective measures to end the practice of impunity in Europe for State officials suspected of perpetrating acts of torture and ill-treatment, a problem encountered by the CPT in many countries.

The credibility of the prevention of torture is undermined each time officials responsible for such offences are not held to account for their actions”, he said. "It's time to move firmly on this issue and it’s time to end it," he said in a press briefing held in Strasbourg on the margins of the conference marking the CPT’s 20th anniversary.

Devamını oku...
 


Sayfa 7 > 14

E-Mail List

Please subscribe to our e-mail list for further information.