News archive of May 2017

Turkish court acquits 3 in police murder case in Turkey's Şanlıurfa

A court in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on May 31 acquitted three defendants in a case of two murdered policemen in the Ceylanpınar district in 2015, Doğan News Agency has reported.  

The Şanlıurfa 2nd Criminal Court, in the fifth session of the case, also ruled for the continuation of imprisonment for four other suspects.

Scuffles Erupt as Serbia's President is Sworn In

Several incidents, including attacks on journalists, marked a gathering of Aleksandar Vucic's supporters outside the Serbian parliament, while he was being sworn in as the new President on Wednesday.

Stars to gather in Manchester for benefit gig

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande announced on May 30 she would return to Manchester to headline a star-studded benefit concert for the victims of the deadly May 22 Manchester attack on her show last week.

Not a state, but an idea

Inspections to combat the illicit fuel trade are on the wane (the collection of fines has also decreased); the teachers' union is hindering efforts to introduce an evaluation scheme in their sector; about 150 angry individuals wielding sticks stormed a university in order to attack a professor who in the past had reacted to their putting up posters around the campus (at the same time, another g

Draft Order in Bulgaria to Create 4 Zones of Movement for Refugees

A draft order in Bulgaria, which is open for public consultation until June 25, will create four zones of movement for refugees, according to the territorial departments of the State Agency for the Refugees where they applied for asylum, quoted by the Independent Balkan News Agency.

Bosnia Honours Prijedor Victims With White Ribbon Day

Cities around Bosnia are commemorating the horrendous crimes committed against the non-Serb population of the northeastern town of Prijedor 25 years ago by putting up white ribbons.

Opposition HDP co-chair Demirtaş to appear in court 10 months after being arrested

Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chair of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), will appear in court for the first hearing in his case on Sept. 6, 10 months after his arrest. 

Demirtaş was arrested on Nov. 4, 2016 as part of an investigation launched by the chief public prosecutor's office in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.