Monday, January 9, 2012

Newsfeed - January 9

Turkish Association of Translators condemns the climate of intimidation
ÇEVBİR (Çevirmenler Meslek Birliği), the Professional Association of Translators in Turkey, condemned the arrests of intellectuals and the climate of intimidation with a press release on Friday, January 6. Read the full text of the press release on GIT-North America.

The Turkish winter never ends
İsmail Beşikçi is a Turkish sociologist, who has served 17 years in prison for his writings on the lives and rights of Kurds in Turkey. Read PBS' interview with Beşikçi via GIT - North America.

Ministry of Justice's controversial press reform
Read how the Turkish state plans to secure its "freedom" to violate its citizens' privacy on GIT - North America.

Scientists' Clash with the State
Read about the historical and legal framework of the Turkish state's repression on researchers and research on GIT - North America.