Sunday, January 22, 2012

Newsfeed - January 22

Tens of Thousands of People Commemorate Hrant Dink

On Thursday, January 19, thousands of people walked from Taksim to the office of the Agos newspaper in Şişli to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink at the place he was killed five years ago. Two days after the Dink trial was concluded, banners reading "This trial will not end that way" were dominating the scene. Read Bianet's report here.

Hrant Dink's case: Who is afraid of the big bad wolf?

Read a news analysis on the state of the case of Hrant Dink's murder on GIT - North America.

Hrant Dink Foundation Report

Read extensive murder and court case reports prepared and displayed on Hrant Dink Foundation website here.

A university president prevents pepper gas purchase

Hacettepe University's new president prevented pepper gas purchase for his campus and took steps to provide an environment in which students can voice their views freely. Read the full story on GIT - North America.

"Official Turkey" against "Civil Turkey"

Read a news summary analysis of Official Turkey's transnational engagement with institutions abroad and attempts to controlling them as well on GIT - North America. 

Professor asks for birth control of Kurds, suggests throwing rockets at protestors

A professor who ironically teaches human rights at Ankara University's Law School, spoke at the Parliament's Human Rights Commission and made appalling suggestions on the grounds that it is impossible to approach terrorism according to human rights, and thus according to him, these rights should be suspended and law of war should be applied in those zones. He also proposed birth control of the Kurds and throwing rockets at protesters. To read more on this, click here.

Assassinated Kurdish writer Musa Anter's books are banned

Prosecutors banned Anter's books and opened an investigation against Aram publishing company that published his books for conducting "terrorist propaganda." Read more on this here [in Turkish] and here [in English]