Wednesday, December 28, 2011


New Definitions of Terrorism from the Turkish Minister of Internal Affairs
Read how articles written by a university chair holder might well be considered a terrorist activity on GIT-North America.

The trial of journalists continues

The trial of award winning journalist Nedim Şener and Ahmet Şık continues (see Hürriyet Daily News). You can read selections from Ahmet Şık’s book which led to his arrest on Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (the book has since been published in Turkish under the title of OOO Kitap).

Translator, researcher, and global peace and justice activist Ayşe Berktay's Letter from Prison

"Earlier in October 2011, Ayşe Berktay (Hacimirzaoglu)—a renowned translator, researcher, and global peace and justice activist—was taken by the police from her home in Istanbul at five o’clock in the morning and subsequently arrested. She still remains imprisoned for the foreseeable future. Below is a letter and statement by Ayşe Berktay, addressed to Lieven De Cauter—a philosopher and founding member of the Brussels Tribunal—who has been organizing an international campaign to release Ayşe Berktay from prison. Click here to sign a petition to stop arbitrary detentions in Turkey.]"
To read an excerpt from this letter and statement visit our "From Prison" section or to access the whole text visit Jadaliyya.

Two Students Under Custody Since 2009
Read about Baran Nayır and Ali Deniz Kılıç, two students who had participated in a demonstration more than two years ago and have been held in custody since then on Bianet.

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