Turkey. The leader of the main opposition party starts a protest march from Ankara to Istanbul.

15/06/2017

Source: EFE news agency (15.06.2017).From Ankara to Istanbul “on foot”. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu “started today a march” to protest against “the 25 years prison conviction yesterday of one of” the CHP members of the Parliament (EFE).

The CHP (Republican People’s Party) is the “main opposition party” in Turkey and its leader is Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who described the current “situation of repression in the Country” as a “dictatorship”.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Arrests related to the facts of last July in Turkey would have been more than 47,000.

04/04/2017

In Turkey, following the alleged and “failed coup d’état on last July 15″, the persons having been arrested in connection with those facts and accused to be in contact “with the supposed […] network of Fethullah Gülen” would be “47,155” (Ticinonews.ch).  Read the rest of this entry »


The risk smugglers use different dangerous paths to bring people to Europe draws attention in Greece.

06/04/2016
Refugees arrive to Izmir (Turkey).

Source: EFE.

According to EFE, level of attention would be high in “Greece before the probability that” organisations of smugglers search for “alternative routes through Italy” to bring to Europe “migrants and refugees”.

In fact, the most part of the latter has limited opportunities to reach this destination legally and the “closure of borders on  the named Balkan route” would also encourage networks taking advantage of people desperation to think about new, dangerous paths. Another incentive in this sense could be given by the first arrivals to Turkey of persons expelled from Greece. Read the rest of this entry »


Turkey: more than 35 people detained. Between them, the sons of three ministers.

17/12/2013

«Turkish police launched this morning an ample anti-corruption operation» (ANSA).

According to Hürriyet Daily News, «Istanbul and Ankara police staged morning raids today as part of a probe into tender fraud and bribery operation allegations, detaining at least 37 people». Read the rest of this entry »


Sex strike in Turkey against acts of violence and rapes.

16/04/2013

«At least a woman is killed each day in Turkey and crimes of a sexual nature increased by 400% in 10 years» (ANSA).

Woman association Şefkat-Der in Konya made a plea asking its members to put into practice a sex strike during 41 days, in order to protest against acts of violence to the detriment of women, aggressions and rapes having reached alarming dimensions in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »