July 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The EU's highest court, the Court of Justice, on Thursday ruled that Germany cannot require spouses of Turkish nationals living in Germany to show basic knowledge of the German language as a requirement when applying for family reunification visas. The case was brought by Naime Dogan, a Turkish ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by G. Redd
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francois Crepeau urged the EU on Tuesday to focus on human rights in its migration policies. Crepeau visited both sides of the border in Turkey, Greece, Tunisia and Italy to investigate the experience of migrants. He found that those ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Tuesday that her office will conduct a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza strip in which nine civilians on a Turkish ship were killed. The examination is in response to ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Turkey's Grand National Assembly approved amendments to the country's anti-terrorism legislation on Thursday to bring the legislation more in line with EU freedom of expression standards. Through the amendments Turkey will narrow its definition of terrorism propaganda. Amendments to Article 6 ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A Turkish court on Monday charged nine lawyers for membership in an outlawed group under Turkey's anti-terrorism laws. The lawyers, including some human rights advocates, are accused of being associated with the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (RPLP), a group that advocates for a ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Brown Keyder of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that traditional olive oil producers have lately turned toward advocating for a more strict regulator regime as global competition increases...By now, it ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crepeau on Monday called on the government of Turkey and authorities in the European Union (EU) to respect the rights of migrants in the continent. Crepeau acknowledged the need for governments to ensure border security but ...[read more]
December 24, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Keyder of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that the recent decisions in EU case law shows a trend towards viewing intellectual property as a way to benefit society, rather than corporations, in contrast ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 15, 2004, the European Parliament voted to formally begin discussion of Turkey's accession into the European Union in a non-binding resolution. The EU insisted on close scrutiny of Turkey's progress on improving human rights, religious freedom and women's rights, while Turkey ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On October 17, 2006, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey passed a resolution condemning a French bill that would have criminalized any denial that WWI-era mass killings of Armenians in Turkey was genocide. The proposed bill would have punished French Armenian genocide denial with one year in ...[read more]

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