Şebnem Korur Fincancı
TTB head Fincancı detained for proposing chemical weapons probe
Police have detained Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), after she called for an investigation into allegations that the Turkish military used chemical weapons in northern Iraq.
Bahçeli lashes out at medical association head over remarks
The citizenship of the chairwoman of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) should be revoked and the body should be closed, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has said, in reaction to claims that the army has used chemical weapons in the fight against terror.
Main opposition CHP leader criticizes pandemic policies
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the government over its policies introduced against the pandemic, reiterating that medical experts' advises must be heard in fighting the virus.
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.
The sexual abuse of minors in Turkey
The bill in Turkey which will enable "the release of sexual abuse suspects by marrying them with the victim" caused an outcry; however, Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the head of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV), is "grateful" for the bill.
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