Ekrem İmamoğlu takes office as İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor
Opposition CHP's İstanbul candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu takes office as İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor. After 25 years, the İstanbul Metropolitan Mayoralty has passed from the AKP to the CHP.
Record increase in Turkey's unemployment: 14.7%
The Turkish Statistical Institute (TSI) figures put January 2019 unemployment at 14.7%.
Withholding of election certificates from decree expellees protested in Diyarbakır
The Supreme Election Council’s withholding of certificates of election from mayors-elect who are subject to decrees with the force of law was protested in Diyarbakır.
Supreme Election Council of Turkey resolves to deny certificates of election to mayor-elect expellees
A Supreme Election Council resolution will deny certificates of election to mayors-elect who have been expelled under decrees with the force of law.
22nd Metin Göktepe Journalism Awards are given to the owners
The winners of the Metin Göktepe Journalism Awards held for the twenty-second time this year will be presented with their awards on Metin Göktepe’s birthday of 10 April.
Selahattin Demirtaş: The judiciary and civil service are used in an illegal manner
Selahattin Demirtaş assessed the election results: The opposition block succeeded in giving concrete expression to a democratic choice throughout these elections.
Lawyer Turgut Kazan: The ruling party wants to invalidate the election result
Former Istanbul Bar Association Chair Turgut Kazan stresses that the aim of the objections the AKP has made to the elections in İstanbul is to invalidate the results.
Jail terms rain down in the Özgür Gündem newspaper acting editor-in-chief trial
Penalties rained down on those who acted as co-editors-in-chief in solidarity with Özgür Gündem, including Evrensel's columnist İhsan Çaralan.
Sentences totalling 159 years 2 months for 18 lawyers
The court passed sentence in the Contemporary Jurists Association and People's Law Office lawyers trial without hearing the statements.
Selahattin Demirtaş made a call from the prison: Say ‘No to fascism’ with your vote
Incarcerated Former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş: “If need be, grin and bear the consequences, but without fail, go to the polls and vote in a way that means ‘No to fascism'.”
'I Subscribe' campaign continues with Evrensel and BirGün
The international 'I Subscribe' campaign's second round supports the daily newspapers Evrensel and BirGün in Turkey.
Jail sentences for 27 academics for peace
Prosecuted for having signed the peace declaration titled, “We will not be party to this crime,” 27 academics for peace have been handed down jail sentences.
Gezi Resistance indictment: Aggravated life sought for Osman Kavala and 15 others
Aggravated life imprisonment is being sought for sixteen people including Osman Kavala under the investigation conducted into the Gezi Park Resistance.
Candidates and alliances for local elections in Turkey on March 31
The period set by the SEC for announcing local election candidates has ended. Final adjustments have been made to the alliances.
Affirmatory ruling in Cumhuriyet trial: Eight people back to jail
The Appeal Court has upheld the sentences handed down in the Cumhuriyet newspaper trial. The ruling sees eight people who were sentenced to less than five years returning to prison.
Journalist Çağrı Sarı's trial adjourned and Cem Şimşek acquitted
Former Evrensel responsible editors Çağrı Sarı and Cem Şimşek appeared before the judge. Çağrı Sarı’s hearing was adjourned while Cem Şimşek was acquitted.
Direct sale points of Erdoğan government in 7 questions
Why have vegetable and fruit prices gone up in Turkey? Will direct sale points cure citizens’ woes? Are market traders to blame? We made a collation of the points of concern.
Full text of our Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat's court statement
We are publishing the statement submitted to the court by our Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat, who is on trial charged with “defaming the President.”
EMEP: No to the Guaido Coup! Imperialists hands off Venezuela!
The Labour Party (EMEP): We support the righteous struggle of the people of Venezuela and offer our solidarity with them.
EMEP: No votes for the one-man alliance
The Labour Party's (EMEP) declaration for the local elections: No Votes for the One-man Alliance; Unite in the Struggle for Work, Bread and Freedom!
What is going on in Venezuela?
Blatant presence of the USA in events should also be expected to exert a moderating influence even on circles that oppose or are critical of Maduro.
Lawyers march in their robes on Day of the Endangered Lawyer
“Defence will not fall silent,” said lawyers marching in their robes in Taksim to mark “24 January Day of the Endangered Lawyer.”
EMEP Chairwoman Selma Gürkan's punishment sought for her Afrin comments
The prosecutor has called for EMEP Chairwoman Selma Gürkan’s punishment on “terrorist organization propaganda” charges for her Afrin comments.
Agreement signed at İZBAN under Supreme Arbitration Board threat
Following the banning of the strike by Erdoğan at İzmir Suburban Rail System (İZBAN), the agreement signed under Supreme Arbitration Board threat.
Ficticious voters emerge before the local elections in Turkey
Claims of bogus voters have been brought into parliament before the local elections in Turkey on March 31, 2019.
Two scientific opinions on the Peace Academics trials
Hüsnü Öndül wrote Prof. Dr. Türkan Yalçın and Prof. Helen Duffy & Philip Leach’s reports about the Peace Academics trials.
Third teacher strike in Greece: We want the bill to be withdrawn
Panthenonas Teachers Union Organiser, Emilia Tsagaratou writes about the reason behind the third teacher strike in Greece and their demands.
Unemployment rate in Turkey rises by 1.3% in October 2018 to 11.6%
A further 501,000 people joined the ranks of the jobless to make a total of 3.788 million. The youth unemployment rate rose by 3% in October to 22.3%.
Police attack workers protesting objection to their union’s competence
The police attacked Genel-İş trade union members who were protesting the objection to their union’s competence in front of İzmir Municipality.
Workers moved onto public payroll by Emergency Decree usurped of their entitlements
Workers who have remained unemployed, waived their rights and been condemned to 4+4% raises are now being denied their severance pay.
Journalist Pelin Ünker: If I receive the Paradise Papers again, I will report on them once more
Fined and jailed for the “Paradise Papers” serial, journalist Pelin Ünker said, “The message given was ‘be more careful while reporting.’”
Election Council dismisses Labour Party’s (EMEP) objection
The Supreme Election Council dismissed the objection made against its decision that the Labour Party may not contest the local elections.
İZBAN strike banned with Presidential Decree, signed by Erdoğan
The strike which started on 10 December at İzmir Suburban Rail System (İZBAN) banned by a Presidential Decree, signed by Tayyip Erdoğan.
The aim of the bag charge measure is to collect tax, not public health
Prof. Dr Üstün: 'The bag charge measure is a project that on the one hand places a burden on the people’s shoulders and on the other boost the budget.
Syrian refugees: Who wants to leave their own country!
What are Syrian refugees living in Diyarbakır’s Bağlar sub-province going through? Syrians living in the area told us.
Local election in Turkey on March marred by unfairness
Prior to the local election on March, the Supreme Electoral Council is appending its signature to decisions that impair fairness.
Selahattin Demirtaş’s lawyers apply to the Constitutional Court
Following the upholding of the prison sentence handed down to Selahattin Demirtaş, the lawyers have applied to the Constitutional Court.
In Turkey, 440 women murdered and 317 women suffer sexual violence, in 2018
Last year in Turkey, 440 women killed. 131 of the deaths entered the records as being suspicious and the perpetrators were not found.
So far, who has said what about the flurry of activity in Manbij?
With the Syrian army said to have entered Manbij, the US Department of Defense has refuted the reports.
One year puts paid to the 'agreement of the century' signed by Turkish Metal
Workers I spoke to about what Turkish Metal had called the 'agreement of the century,' said, 'The agreement of the century has crumbled in one year.'
Court decides to uphold HDP MP Leyla Güven’s custody
The court has decided to uphold the custody of Leyla Güven, the HDP member of parliament, who is under arrest since 31st January 2018.
Fox TV and Halk TV penalized, after targeted by Erdoğan
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has penalized Halk TV and FOX TV after they were targeted by President Erdoğan.
2018 labour report of Turkey: Wage erosion, unemployment more workers’ deaths
2018 saw unemployment, insecurity, poverty and death becoming cloaked in acceptability, the erosion of wages and an increase in workers’ deaths.
Justice not done despite passage of seven years since Roboski Massacre
Seven years have passed since the massacre in which 34 people, 19 of them children, were bombed to death by warplanes on 28 December 2011 in Roboski.
İZBAN, where the strike continues, revises offer following minimum wage hike
With the minimum wage rise set at 26%, the bosses at İZBAN, where the strike continues, have revised their offer.
Bosses get their wish: 2019 minimum wage has been set at 2,020 lira net
The minimum wage stays at the hunger level. The minimum wage, directly affecting ten million workers, has been set at 2,020 lira in 2019.
Strike at Süperpak ends in workers’ victory after 186 days
The strike at Süperpak lasting 186 days against the imposition of a zero raise has ended in victory for the workers.
Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen released on judicial control terms
An investigation has launched into well-known actors Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen, who spoke critically of President Tayyip Erdoğan.
Steve Sweeney: Solidarity with Evrensel vital for survival of a free press in Turkey
Steve Sweeney from the Morning Star wrote an article about the pressure on media in Turkey and called for solidarity with Evrensel.