Link: Health workers, patients under attack - Human Rights Watch
(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]
Tweets for Turkey
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone further in his way against freedom of speech in the social media by turning off Twitter a few days before the elections apparently because some users published claims of corruption against him. But this is not the only conflict he has with the social and convencional media.
Turkey and the Internet
The EU has criticised the new Turkey’s legislation approved by the parliament that tightens the controls over the use of the Internet. The new bill would allow the authorities to block web sites without court order if their content is considered offensive or insulting. The Internet providers would be forced to give users data to the authorities, again without court order, and without notifying the users affected.
Syria and the Journalists killed in 2013
Reporters Without Borders informs that 75 journalists were killed in 2013 because of their work, also 4 media assistants and 37 netizens and citizen-journalists were killed in the same period, most of them in Syria.
Thousands of Syrians flying from the war enter Lebanon
About 10,000 refugees from Syria crossed the border with Lebanon on the last two days trying to escape from new battles in the border area close to the Bekaa Valley.
A new fence in Europe
Bulgaria is building a fence in part of its border with Turkey to thwart the entry of illegal migrants, most of them asylum seekers flying from the war in Syria. The facility is a 107 km wire fence between the towns of Lesovo and Kraynovo and will be ready by February next year. Over 8,000 Syrian asylum seekers already crossed the border.
Now, Turkey. Two car bombings killed at least 47 people and injured 140 more in a border town in a region full of Syrian refugees on Saturday. Turkish authorities blamed groups related to the regime of Bashar Al Assad. Ahmet Davutoglu, the foreign minister, said Turkey reserved the right to take “every kind of measure” after […]
Hope for a possible end of 30 years of fighting
In a middle of a continuous news of wars and death there is a hope with the beginning of the withdrawal of the Kurdish rebels from Turkey to northern Iraq, a move that can end 30 years of fighting that have claimed tenths of thousands of lives. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), following instructions from its leader […]
More than a Million Syrian Refugees, and what can we do?
After more than two years of war according to the UN Refugee Agency there are 1,221,491 Syrian refugees in the region and counting…. Of them 963,415 are registered and 258,076 awaiting registration. according to the UNHCR, the country more loaded of refugees is Lebanon, with 396,931 refugees, followed by Jordan with 385,545. Then appears Turkey […]
Turkey answers to Syria: facts and declarations
The killing of a family in the turkish town of Akcakale during a Syrian mortar attack from the other side of the border had immediate answer in the form of retaliation shelling Syrian military positions over the border, but also in the form of an authorisation of cross-border military action against Syria, if deemed necessary […]