Turkey: Three journalists arrested on “terror propaganda” charges

Turkish authorities arrested three prominent activists for freedom of press under the charges of “terror propaganda” yesterday (20th June). Erol Onderoglu, Reporters Without Borders’ Turkish representative; Sebnem Korur Fincanci, President of Turkey Human Right Foundation; and Ahmet Nesin, were arrested yesterday on charges of “propagandizing for terror” for taking a part in a campaign in …

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Huge forest fire in Cyprus

An area of 15 square kilometers have been scorched by a huge forest fire in the island nation of Cyprus. News reports from yesterday (20th June) say that one firefighter lost his life and two more were injured when their truck was overturned.


Turkey: The civil war that never was

“The Justice and Development Party is the only political party that can bring back PKK to the negotiating table“, said first directly elected president of Turkey and the leader of Turkeys’ largest political party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the midst of the November 2015 general election campaign.