Tag Archive: Human rights

Jan 11

Waiting for Real Muslims – Hüseyin Kete

On July 2nd, 1993, 33 human beings, 33 Alevi’s, 33 intellectuals were burned alive in Sivas. After the Friday prayer, people who left the mosque with cries of allahuekber [Allah is the greatest], gasoline cans in hand, set them on fire… centuries after the “Dark” Age. They killed the ones who played saz the best, …

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Jun 08

How I was tortured on May Day – Umur Ozan

I am one of many who got detained on May Day in Beşiktaş, Istanbul. I wrote this text because I think everyone (and not only my family and friends) should know that what we experienced was unlawful. May Day was not a holiday in the advertising agency I work. Early in the morning I left my …

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Apr 07

Health Care Reforms in Turkey – 5: “The Final Declaration of the Grand Right-to-Health Assembly of Turkey”

  As part of our responsibility of providing English information on Turkey with a political perspective that is compatible with our stance, we started a series of translations of news items and articles on the transformations in the health care system in Turkey. You can reach the previous items by following the Health Care Reforms …

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Feb 20

Otosansür – Autocensorship

Scroll down for English.   Otosansür Bilimsel şüphecilik ilkesi sebebiyle (ve yalnızca bu sebeple); İslamiyet’in Sünni mezhebinin Gülen cemaatince yorumlanmış versiyonunun, kabul gördüğü kadar muhteşem olmama ihtimalinin yok sayılması, bazı durumlarda, doğru bilgiye erişmekte sorunlara yol açabilir.     Bu nedir? Bu budur.   Muhalif görüşleri sebebiyle tutuklanan veya işten atılma korkusuyla görüşlerini açıklayamayan tüm gazetecilere yoldaşça …

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Jan 13

Dinden özgürlük – Freedom from religion

Scroll down for English.   Dinden özgürlük Bu yazı, halkın bir kesiminin benimsediği dini değerleri alenen aşağılama içermektedir ve dolayısıyla Türk Ceza Kanunu’nun 216. maddesi gereği altı aydan bir yıla kadar hapis cezasına tabidir.   Bu nedir? Bu budur. Greener Nautilus‘a, Ekşisözlük‘ün cesur yazarlarına ve tüm ateistlere yoldaşça selamlarımızla.       Freedom from religion …

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