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Top court says detention of Gezi Park victim’s mother violated prohibition of ill-treatment

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the violent detention in 2017 of the mother of one of the victims of anti-government Gezi Park protests...

Gezi victim Berkin Elvan’s parents appear in court on Erdoğan insult charges

The parents of a teenager who was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by a police officer during the anti-government...

Gezi victim Berkin Elvan’s parents indicted on charges of insulting Erdoğan

A new case has been filed against Gülsüm and Sami Elvan, the parents of Berkin Elvan, a teen who was struck in the head...

Mother says justice still elusive on 7th anniversary of Berkin Elvan’s death

The mother of Berkin Elvan, a teen who was struck in the head with a gas canister fired by a police officer during the...

Prosecutor seeks lesser sentence for policeman who killed 15-year-old boy

A Turkish prosecutor on Friday demanded a lesser sentence for a police officer who caused the death of Berkin Elvan during the 2013 Gezi...

Court conducts crime scene investigation 5 years after Gezi victim’s death

A Turkish court on Wednesday conducted a crime scene investigation in the Okmeydanı district of İstanbul where the late Berkin Elvan was hit by a pepper...

Expert identifies police officer responsible for death of 15-year-old Gezi victim

An expert report submitted during a hearing on Wednesday identified the police officer who had fired a tear gas canister that hit 15-year-old Berkin...

Court rules to keep student in jail for protesting gov’t at Gezi victim funeral

An İstanbul court on Wednesday decided for a continuation of the imprisonment of Berkay Ustabaş, a student and secretary-general of the Revolutionary Youth Associations...

[OPINION] Sippenhaft yet again: Hunting witches’ families in Turkey

by Melis Ton Sippenhaft is a term referring to a deplorable practice that belongs to Europe’s Middle Ages. Centuries ago, before Europeans adopted the Roman...

Police break arm of Gezi Park victim’s mother while detaining her

Turkish police broke the arm of Gülsüm Elvan, the mother of Berkin Elvan, who was killed during the Gezi Park protests in 2013, while...

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