Scandalous reason for cutting ads off for Evrensel: Readers' solidarity was considered as a crime
According to Press Advertisement Agency (BİK) reports, readers buying more than three newspapers presented as a reason for cutting ads off for Evrensel.
Africa’s Severed Veins
I suggest considering those who have sanctified the memorandum on Libya with dreams of “turning Turkey into an Afro-Eurasian country” with the “severed veins of Africa”
Mystery shrouds both the sustainability and domestic nature of the Turkey's first "domestic car”
Mechanical Engineers Chamber Chair Yunus Yener declares it to be a mystery if there is sufficient infrastructure for the autonomous manufacture of the Turkey's first "domestic car".
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu explained the damages of Istanbul Canal with 15 items
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu described the Istanbul Canal project as a disaster, betrayal and murder project and explained its damages with 15 items.
Ban on Evrensel Columnist Yusuf Karataş leaving the country deemed “proportional”
A hearing was held in the trial brought against Evrensel columnist Yusuf Karataş. In response to Karataş, who had applied for a lifting of the ban on leaving the country, the court found the ban to be “proportional.”
Human-rights academics forced into self-censorship under state of emergency
The Human Rights School has released the report, “Being an Academic in the Human Rights Field under the State of Emergency: Academia in the Shade of Oppression, Threats and Investigations.”
Ephemeral Asia: What do November summits tell us about new regionalisms?
As the economic powerhouse of the global system, the political orientation of the region could shape the world as it did in the past. However, the region seems not yet ready for this role.
Evrensel Newspaper turns 25: Labour writes history and Evrensel writes about labour!
Evrensel’s history is, at the same time, also an archive of labour’s struggle. Evrensel is the pulse of Turkey’s struggle and the rostrum for endeavours to transform life to the good and beautiful.
“No prison is big enough to contain free speech”
Sandy Bremner, International Press Institute (IPI) member (UK) and former Managing Editor of BBC Scotland, wrote for Evrensel Daily.
Women stage public opposition to violence, the crisis and inequality
Women staged actions and events in many cities to mark 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Court rehearing Cumhuriyet trial reaffirms original judgment in rejection of Court of Cassation’s acquittal order
In the repeat proceedings as part of the Cumhuriyet trial of the newspaper’s former columnists and staffers, the court rejected the Court of Cassation’s acquittal order for all defendants apart from Ahmet Kadri Gürsel.
Evrensel newspaper Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat acquitted of “insulting President”
Evrensel newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat has been acquitted in the trial in which he was charged for his article in which he included claims about relations between the Erdoğan family and Azeri businessman Mansimov.
EMEP: We condemn the US backed coup in Bolivia
The Labour Party (EMEP): We condemn the US backed coup, and we call on all peoples of the world to give their support to the working peoples of Bolivia.
EMEP NEC Member Metin İlgün lost his life
Labour Party (EMEP) National Executive Committee (NEC) Member Metin İlgün died on Saturday.
“Isle of Man” damages against CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu overturned on appeal
The appeal court has overturned the damages awarded against CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to President Tayyip Erdoğan for his “Isle of Man” claims.
Erdoğan reiterated “pious generation” dream and connected the solution of social problems to religion
President Erdoğan reiterated his dream of raising a pious generation in his address to Ankara University Faculty of Theology’s Seventieth Anniversary Celebration Ceremony and complained about the shortage of religious vocational high school teachers.
The action of the Istanbul Airport workers who stopped work over work safety has yielded gains
The demands have been met of the workers who stopped work after one of their colleagues at the Istanbul Airport construction site fell into a lift shaft and lost his life.
Continuation of detention for HDP’s Abdullah Zeydan, whose release had been ordered
Despite the issuing of a release order for former HDP Hakkari Member of Parliament Abdullah Zeydan, Diyarbakır Republic Chief Prosecution contested the release order.
Resistance yields gains for Maltepe Municipality workers who had halted work
The work stoppage at Maltepe Municipality due to the non-implementation of the collective agreement has ended with gains.
When a journalist is killed, we all bleed
The autocrats, petty dictators, tyrants and populists who hunger for autocratic power somehow know they cannot silence us all.
Syrian refugees do not favour return: Syria is still an unsafe region
Furniture workshop worker Ziya, whom we spoke to in Ankara in these days in which talk of return is in the air, says he does not want to return to his country until the war ends.
Retired judge Aydın’s 'Judicial Reform' pronouncement: Basic problem is the political rulership’s view of the judiciary
Former Chair of the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV), Murat Aydın, has assessed the 'Judicial Reform' package and stated that packages will have no meaning for as long as there is no change in the rulership’s viewpoint towards the judiciary.
Returning refugees are called "volunteers" but forced back to war zone in Syria
Politicians have voiced their reactions to the plan to settle refugees in the safe zone, one of the justifications the AKP administration has put forward in justification for the military operation it has carried out east of the Euphrates.
Developments in Syria will also change the approach to the Kurdish problem
Associate Professor Dr. Burak Bilgehan Özpek has commented on the Sochi agreement and ensuing developments. Özpek says the AKP has been unable to meet its anticipations in either domestic politics or foreign politics.
Labour Youth: The streets are rising, we won’t be silent!
The Labour Youth of Turkey made a statement on the latest developments and demonstrations in several countries: You cannot reward capitalists while punishing the poor...
EMEP Malatya Provincial Chair Kemal Gültekin arrested
Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP) Malatya Provincial Chair Kemal Gültekin was arrested on the grounds of having engaged in “terrorist organization propaganda.”
Social media operation: Probe into CHP MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu and 9 HDP members detained
An investigation has been launched into CHP parliamentarian Sezgin Tanrıkulu for his posts about the Turkey's operation in Syria. Nine HDP members were detained for the slogan “No to war; peace right now.”
Evrensel's Former Managing Editor Cem Şimşek's trial for "insulting the President" was postponed
Evrensel's Former Managing Editor Cem Şimşek's trial for "insulting President Tayyip Erdoğan" was postponed to 31 October.
Labour Party (EMEP): We will not carry this burden, no to war in Syria!
The Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP) called on workers to refuse to pay the burden and say 'No to war': "We want peace and democracy and peoples living together and in fraternity within and outside our borders."
Ford Auto Workers in Turkey sent a solidarity message to the striking GM workers in the USA
Ford Auto Workers in Turkey who are in the process of contract negotiations have sent a message of solidarity to the striking General Motors workers in the USA: "The rights won in one country are a source of hope for workers in other countries".
Ford workers: Time for unity not lambasting!
Ford workers have issued a call to all metal workers falling under the Employers' Association of Metal Industries, “The bosses all act in unison. We are left with no other choice apart from struggling in unison.”
Detained for three years, journalist Ziya Ataman sentenced to 14 years and 3 months
Ziya Ataman, who is seriously ill and has been held in prison for three years, was handed down a 14 year and 3 month jail term in the trial in which he is being prosecuted. The court bench ordered the continuation of Ataman's detained status.
Increasing dissatisfaction in teachers’ rooms at schools in Turkey
Teachers we met up with in Ankara say they have become able to vent their reactions more freely on all issues, not least the crisis.
Deciphering artist Osman Hamdi Bey
Scientific work to solve the “enigma” in six of Osman Hamdi Bey’s paintings have finally been completed. The results await art lovers at the exhibition titled “Osman Hamdi Bey Beyond the Visible.”
Detained journalist Ziya Ataman: Journalism will be on trial on 24 September and I expect your solidarity
Detained journalist Ziya Ataman, a trainee reporter on DİHA which was closed under a decree with the force of law, has sent a letter to Evrensel. Ataman, who has been detained for more than three years, will have a hearing on 24 September.
Detention order for Yüksekdağ and Demirtaş whose offset application had been granted
A fresh detention order has been issued for Selahattin Demirtaş, whose offset application made by his lawyers has been granted, and Figen Yüksekdağ.
Message from Selahattin Demirtaş to the released former Cumhuriyet staffers
Former HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş sent a message to the released former Cumhuriyet staffers and Emre İper, who remains incarcerated.
Without political will, any press freedom ‘reform’ will be merely window-dressing
IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen wrote this article within the scope of articles by IPI executives and members to address violations of press and freedom of expression in various countries.
Police attack HDP women in Ankara - 10 women arrested
In Ankara, the police attacked an action HDP women wished to stage under the slogan “Co-mayoralty is our purple line.” In Izmir, women made a statement under police blockade.
SUSER worker sacked from municipal job in Erdoğan’s time: He has earned our curses
Çetin Karataş was sent packing along with 1200 workers four months after Tayyip Erdoğan took office at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
1973 Chile coup: “Miracle” of the neoliberal laboratory
The Chile coup saw the US turn the country into a neoliberal laboratory. This prescription in which political and economic violence walk hand in hand was also applied in Turkey.
Five former Cumhuriyet staffers released following Court of Cassation ruling
Penal Chamber No 16 of the Court of Cassation has ordered the halting of the execution of the former Cumhuriyet staffers’ sentences and their release. Following the decision, five Cumhuriyet staffers have been released.
The iPhones are new, but the exploitation of workers is old!
In the Foxconn plants where the iPhones are produced, even the Chinese labour laws are routinely flouted, the use of “temporary workers” is increasing and bonuses pledged to workers are not being paid.
Education on stools in the heart of Istanbul
With many religious vocational high schools in Istanbul empty, pupils at Anatolian high schools cannot find a permanent class and desk to sit at. Parents spoke to Evrensel, saying their children had received a raw deal.
Constitutional Court decided violation of rights for journalist Erdal İmrek who was hit by police
The Constitutional Court has ruled that Erdal İmrek, who while serving as an editor on Evrensel was beaten up on the anniversary of the Gezi resistance and had gas sprayed into his face from close up, suffered a rights violation.
Three peace declaration signatory academics acquitted in Diyarbakır
The acquittal has been ordered in Diyarbakır of three academics from Dicle University undergoing prosecution for having signed the “We will not be party to this crime” declaration.
İmamoğlu to Soylu: I don’t care who says what on Sunday
Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu said with reference to the waste exhibition at Yenikapı, “These are all surplus vehicles.” Also replying to minister Soylu, İmamoğlu said, “I don’t care who says what on Sunday.”
CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu imprisoned for 9 years, 8 months and 20 days
CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu has been sentenced to a total of nine years, eight months and twenty days’ imprisonment on five separate counts. Reacting to the judgement, Kaftancıoğlu said, “We will not be afraid.”
Separation of powers destroyed say bar associations in statements at judicial complexes not the Palace
Members of 52 bar associations, including Ankara, Diyarbakır and Izmir, which boycotted the new judicial year opening ceremony held at the Presidential Palace, made press statements in front of judicial complexes.