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Sargsyan issues Holocaust Remembrance Day statement Share

Agos President Sargsyan issued a written statement on 27 January, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, underlining the fact that, “Paying tribute to the victims of Holocaust and the condemnation of that crime is relevant as long as various expressions of hatred and intolerance based on national or racial origin, and religious background continue to reappear, […]

“Will PM Davutoğlu Apologize For Manipulating Public Opinion?”

Bianet Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Şırnak deputy Faysal Sarıyıldız submitted an official inquiry to PM Ahmet Davutoğlu regarding the killing of 12 year old Nihat Kazanhan in the southeastern province of Şırnak on January 14. Mehmet Emin Kazanhan, the dead child’s father, said one policeman has been arrested even though there were supposedly three policemen […]

Kılıçdaroğlu on Perinçek’s side

Agos CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu held a meeting at the Sait Halim Pasha Mansion with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos, Armenian Deputy Patriarch Archbishop Aram Ateşyan, Syriac Catholic Deputy Patriarch Yusuf Sağ, Syriac Orthodox Church Mor Filiksinos Metropolitan Bishop Yusuf Çetin and Chief Rabbi of the Jews of Turkey İzak Haleva. CHP Vice Presidents Murat […]

IHD: 3,840 Detentions, 669 Arrests in Kurdish Cities

Bianet Turkey’s Human Right Association Diyarbakır Province Branch released an annual report on the human right violations in the southeastern Kurdish cities, saying that at least 3,840 were detained and 669 were arrested in 2014. Turkey’s Human Right Association (IHD) Diyarbakır Province Branch released an annual report on the human right violations in the southeastern […]

Hrant Dink’s name to be given to a street in his neighbourhood

Agos CHP (Republican People’s Party) Members of the Bakırköy Municipal Council, including Nurhan Çetinkaya, presented a motion to the Council for a street in Bakırköy to be named after Hrant Dink. The motion was accepted and forwarded to the mapping and development commissions. The commissions will decide which street will be named after Dink, and […]