DISPATCHES FROM TURKEY:
E. P., the owner of popular twitter user “Allah CC”, has been convicted to 15 months of prison for “overtly humiliating religious values accepted by a faction of the society”.
A Turkish Twitter user was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Thursday — for using a handle that was deemed religiously offensive.
Lobna Allami was protesting against the Turkish government in Gezi Park in central Istanbul in 2013 when she was hit on her head by a tear gas capsule. Following three operations, she is now learning to speak again.
A large group of people, who demand Istanbul’s monumental Hagia Sophia to be turned into a mosque, offered their morning prayer in front of the museum
‘How do you sleep at night when people are dying in Turkey?’ the Turkish professor asked Gül
The Jordan Times, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Sally Bland The rise to power of the AKP (Justice and Development Party)
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