The European Court of Human Rights has ruled to uphold Turkey’s conviction in the case of young anti-government protest icon Berkin Elvan, who died after being hit on the head by a gas canister fired by Turkish police at the pivotal 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations.
The traditional Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha is observed this week. In northern Syria, residents pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Rojava Revolution, which paved the way for the establishment of the region’s Kurdish-led autonomous administration.
A Turkish court issued access bans on Tuesday to media coverage of an exclusive Reuters report on Turkish President Erdoğan’s son, involving alleged bribery. The block includes almost all independent news outlets in Turkey while coverage of the matter by pro-government news agencies remains online.
After being arrested in Turkey for criticising the isolation of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, veteran journalist Merdan Yanardaǧ shares a determined message from prison saying that free press in the country will not be silenced.
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