Turkey: Court decision in university students’ Kurdish language complaint

Human rights judges have ruled that Turkey was wrong to suspend or expel seven university students who requested Kurdish language classes.

Turkish opposition party complaint about April 2017 referendum on president’s powers declared inadmissible

The case of Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi v. Turkey (application no. 48818/17) concerned a complaint by a Turkish opposition party about the referendum held on 16 April 2017, on the modification and repeal of constitutional provisions dealing with presidential powers.

Turkey: Assembly MP condemns “abusive use” of an Interpol arrest warrant against Dogan Akhanli

Parliamentary Assembly MP Bernd Fabritius said: “I condemn the Red Notice against Dogan Akhanli, requested by Turkey and invite Interpol to re-examine it in light of the rules outlawing politically-motivated interventions and to delete the Notice as appropriate.”

Turkey: Court backs MP over intelligence service human rights complaint

The case concerned a domestic court decision that allowed for the interception, monitoring and examination of electronic communications of everyone in Turkey for about a month and a half in 2005.

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks concerned by third consecutive Istanbul Pride ban

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concern at the third consecutive ban on the annual Pride march in Istanbul.