Disability rights

Exhumation of journalist who underwent euthanasia ordered

An Athens prosecutor and the chief of the police's homicide division have ordered the exhumation of the remains of prominent journalist Alexandros Velios, who died by euthanasia after a losing battle with cancer earlier this month.

Authorities are seeking to conduct tests on Velios's remains to determine whether he was assisted or administered the fatal dose of medication himself.

Sofia Landmarks Light Up for Autism Awareness Day

Bulgaria's capital Sofia and other citis will mark the World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, with key buildings lighting up to show support for a worldwide information campaign.

Separately, between 11:00 and 15:00 local time in Sofia, a kids' fair is opened featuring workshops at the Sofia Zoo, with any children attending being allowed to draw the animals.

Turkey's Changemakers: The voice of disability rights: Süleyman Akbulut

Sabanc? Foundation Turkey?s Changemakers Program is continuing to share the unique stories of extraordinary people who contribute to social development in the country. The 10th Changemaker of the program?s 6th season is Süleyman Akbulut.

What would you do if your life changed in just one night in your early 20s?

Activists march in Istanbul for disability rights and more accessibility

Thousands of activists marched in Istanbul in support of the right to education and healthcare for people with disabilities, while urging for more publicly accessible spaces on Nov. 30, ahead of the International Day of People with Disabilities, held annually on Dec. 3.

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