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APR 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Turkish Activists Say Their Country Is Sliding Backward On Women's Rights

ISTANBUL -- There are few things that shock Pinar Ilkkaracan, one of Turkey’s most prominent women activists. For three decades, she has battled what she describes as stifling sexism and stubborn politicians. But in 2010, in a revealing moment she says still haunts her, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Ilkkaracan and dozens of representatives from Turkey’s top women’s organizations ...

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APR 11, 2014 - Russia Today

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Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite ‘free speech’ ruling

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey in spite of a court order ruling that the ban is a violation of freedom of speech. The prohibition of social media in Turkey sparked public ire and mass protests against internet censorship.

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APR 04, 2014 - New Statesman

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Turkey: Erdogan’s dirty war of attrition

As Turkey goes to the polls, the televised speeches from rallies are far from polite. Erdogan addresses a crowd of supporters from the balcony of the AKP Party HQ in Ankara, 31 March. (Photo: Getty) In the run-up to the local elections on 30 March, Istanbul is a confusion of posters and promises. The streets are festooned with competing strands ...

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APR 01, 2014 - Reuters

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Election protests in Turkey as opposition cries foul

ANKARA (Reuters) - Riot police fired water cannon in Ankara on Tuesday to disperse thousands of Turks demanding a partial recount in national polls that saw Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party sweep the electoral map.

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APR 01, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Resolution Adopted To Protect Journalists Covering Protests

A major step has been taken towards the protection of journalists. A resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on Friday now acknowledges “the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests.” Reporters Without Borders announced Tuesday that it "recognizes and endorses" the duties of journalists covering protests and demonstrations and denounces any attacks against ...

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