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Trial of Turkish opposition leaders postponed till May 3

The trial of Selahattin Demirtas along with 107 other members of the third largest party in Turkey, HDP, over a 2014 protest has been criticized as political vendetta against the opposition groups by the Erdogan government.

Erdoğan starts a political earthquake in Turkey

Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak explain what is behind the recent attacks on the progressive HDP party in Turkey

Istanbul Convention-Turkey Massive protests follow Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on violence against women

The Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-led government announced its withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence through a presidential decree on March 20

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor files lawsuit to disband pro-Kurdish HDP and other stories

Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa

Turkey’s government moves court to disband opposition HDP

Turkey’s chief prosecutor has filed a lawsuit in the constitutional court to disband the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples Democratic Party on charges of having links with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Progressive organizations condemn detention of leftist activists in Cyprus

Abdullah Korkmazhan, the general secretary of Sol Hareket (Left Movement), and two activists were detained in the city of Famagusta in Turkish-controlled Cyprus in a case related to the defacement of a hoarding of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey social media law Turkish parliament approves new social media law raising fears of censorship and harassment  

The amendment in Turkey’s internet law comes after Erdogan’s warning of shutting social media sites over “immoral content” earlier this month

Prisoners release law Turkey Turkish parliament approves law for prisoners’ release amid COVID-19 crisis

The law passed by the Turkish parliament on April 14 enables the government to sanction the release of certain categories of prisoners in order to decongest jails and contain the risk of them turning into hotspots of the coronavirus pandemic

Turkish invasion Syrian Democratic Forces and Bashar al-Assad government join hands against Turkey

If the Turkish army continues its push southwards, there is a chance of conflict breaking out between them and the Syrian army, which has advanced into the region

Turkey anti-mining Protest Massive protests break out in Turkey against mining in the Kaz mountain region

Protesters said that the development of the mine in the Kaz mountains would lead to the poisoning of the local water supply and water in the dam in the nearby Canakkale city

Outrage in Turkey as Erdogan calls for election re-run in Istanbul

Opposition parties claim that the Supreme Election Council nullified last month’s results due to pressure from Ergodan’s party who lost the bid

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