Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Pioneering Turkish women's rights activist Şirin Tekeli dies at 73

Turkish author, translator and women's rights activist Şirin Tekeli died at the age of 73 in the Aegean province of Muğla on June 13, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Tekeli had been suffering brain cancer for a while in Muğla's Bodrum district. 

Tekeli's body was sent to the Çapa Medical Faculty to be used in medical researches.   

Turkish Human Rights Foundation Chair Fincancı receives human rights award

Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the chair of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV), received the Physicians for Human Rights' (PHR) Human Rights Award on April 18 at a ceremony in New York.

The PHR released a statement regarding Fincancı, hailing her as an anti-torture expert who has dedicated her career to defending human rights.    

Musician Yurdatapan given 15 months in daily Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign case

An Istanbul court on Jan. 13 sentenced musician Şanar Yurdatapan to one year and three months in prison in a case for participating in the "Editor-in-Chief on Duty" solidarity campaign with the now closed daily Özgür Gündem, marking the first conviction in the case.