Chronology of Events

November 2012


6 November 2012

Anti-government website suspect Gen. Iğsız granted leave for funeral
Date: 6 November 2012
 Source: TODAY'S ZAMAN
Former 1st Army Corps commander retired Gen. Hasan Iğsız, who is in jail while on trial in a case into anti-government websites, attended his mother's funeral at Fatih Mosque in İstanbul on Tuesday under the supervision of gendarmes after being granted two days' leave by the court.
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-297308-anti-government-website-suspect-gen-igsiz-granted-leave-for-funeral.html

05 November 2012

A Turkish company protects websites of U.S. presidential nominees
Date: 05 November 2012
Source: Andalou Agency
Comodo, a Turkish company owned by Melih Abdulhayoglu, is providing the security of the websites of nominees of the U.S. presidential elections.
Comodo, a Turkish company owned by Melih Abdulhayoglu, is providing the security of the websites of nominees of the U.S. presidential elections.
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/97137--a-turkish-company-protects-websites-of-u-s-presidential-nominees


Stands Up for Journalism: Turkey in Focus
Date: 05 November 2012
Source: EFJ
Today the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its members, unions and associations of journalists across the region, mark the Stand Up for Journalism Day, an annual event which takes place on 5 November.
The Stand Up for Journalism campaign was launched in 2007 on issues of concern to all who value media and democracy - decent jobs and professional rights for journalists.
http://europe.ifj.org/en/articles/stand-up-for-journalism-turkey-in-focus


Draft bill on higher education open for discussion
Date: 5 November 2012
Source: TODAY'S ZAMAN
A draft bill on the Higher Education Board (YÖK) is open for public discussion, YÖK President Gökhan Çetinsaya announced at a press conference on Monday.
Stating that YÖK cannot be managed with laws enacted some 30 years ago, Çetinsaya said the new bill aims to diversify universities and defined the bill as a “transition from monotype to diversity.”
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-297208-draft-bill-on-higher-education-open-for-discussion.html


AA head Ozturk promotes AA Finance Editorial Desk
Source: Andalou Agency
Date: 05 November 2012
Anadolu Agency Director General & Executive Board Chairman Kemal Ozturk promoted AA Finance Editorial Desk, a new project of the agency for finance professionals.
Anadolu Agency (AA) Director General & Executive Board Chairman Kemal Ozturk promoted AA Finance Editorial Desk, a new project of the agency for finance professionals.
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/97121--aa-head-ozturk-promotes-aa-finance-editorial-desk

03 November 2012

Turkey establishes Cyber Security Board
Date: 03 November 2012
Source: Andalou Agency
Communications Minister said Cyber Security Board crucial for Turkey's national cyber security.
Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yildirim on Saturday stressed that the establishment of the Cyber Security Board was crucial for Turkey's national cyber security.
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/96397--cyber-security-board-crucial-for-national-cyber-security

1 November 2012

New judicial reform package encourages freedom of press, expression
Date: 1 November 2012
Source: TODAY'S ZAMAN
The Ministry of Justice is preparing to expand the sphere of freedom of expression and freedom of the press, including within terrorism propaganda legislation, with a new judicial reform package.
This fourth judicial reform package, the content of which is almost ready to be presented to a parliamentary committee, aims to make several amendments to 10 laws, including Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), which governs freedom of expression and speech; Press Law No. 5680; and the Counterterrorism Law (TMK).
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-296841-new-judicial-reform-package-encourages-freedom-of-press-expression.html


Parliament's Human Rights Commission visits hunger strikers in Bolu prison
Date: 1 November 2012
Source: TODAY'S ZAMAN
Members of Parliament's Human Rights Commission on Thursday visited a prison in the northwestern province of Bolu to carry out inspections of the inmates who are on a hunger strike to protest the conditions of terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan.
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-296851-parliaments-human-rights-commission-visits-hunger-strikers-in-bolu-prison.html


Ergin: Journalists in CPJ report not jailed for journalism
Date: 1 November 2012
Source: TODAY'S ZAMAN
Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin has dismissed claims raised in a recent report of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that dozens of journalists who have been jailed were arrested or convicted because of their journalistic activities and called on the committee to explain how the crimes they stand accused of may be associated with journalism.
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-296834-ergin-journalists-in-cpj-report-not-jailed-for-journalism.html