Showing posts with label freedom of expression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freedom of expression. Show all posts

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Turkish military allows female personnel to wear headscarf

The ban on headscarf for female civilian personnel serving in the Turkish military has been lifted, according to a ruling released in the official gazette published on Friday, Turkish Daily Sabah reported.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

EU's Mogherini says boycotting Israel falls under 'freedom of expression

The European Union's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has said that decisions by EU member countries to boycott Israel are protected as "freedom of expression" under the the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

EU expresses serious concern over Turkish parliament decision to lift immunities

The European Union has said the bloc was seriously concerned over the lifting of parliamentary immunity of dozens of Turkish lawmakers, expressing its worries that the move would pose a risk to the freedom of expression of democratically elected members of the parliament.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

EU chides Turkey over president song row

The European Union on Wednesday criticized Ankara for summoning Berlin's envoy over a song mocking the Turkish leader on German TV, a friction at a delicate time when the bloc counts on Turkey's help on migration under a controversial deal.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Joe Biden: Turkey Not Setting Right Example on Freedom of Expression

US Vice President Joe Biden on Friday strongly criticized Turkey for failing to set the right "example" on freedom of expression, following the imprisonment of journalists and investigation of academics who criticized government policy.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

EU Condemns Turkey’s Arrest of Academics as ’Extremely Worrying’

The European Union on Saturday condemned as "extremely worrying" Turkey's arrest of academics who signed a petition criticizing a military crackdown in the Kurdish-dominated southeast.

Friday, January 15, 2016

EU says it is closely monitoring legal cases against critical academics

Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for the European Commission, has said the European Union is closely monitoring developments regarding a number of Turkish academics who face legal proceedings for signing a declaration for peace that criticized the government over ongoing military operations in the Southeast.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Draft UK surveillance law threatens freedom of expression, UN human rights experts warn

UN, 12 January 2016 – United Nations human rights experts have called for a comprehensive review of the United Kingdom’s draft Investigatory Powers bill, warning that if adopted in its present form it could threaten the rights to freedoms of expression and association both inside and outside the country.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.