Military court bans coverage of case of eight soldiers accused of insubordination

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today condemned an order issued on 12 November by a military court in the eastern city of Van banning any media reports, comments or criticism of an investigation into eight soldiers held on suspicion of “persistent insubordination,” abandoning their positions and failing to fight as ordered against guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The soldiers were arrested after being released on 4 November by the PKK, which had captured them during an attack on a Turkish army position near the Iraqi border on 21 October.“This ban on reports, comments or criticism is above a reflection of the army’s concern to preserve its image and prevent the public from knowing what soldiers think and experience far from the army high command,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The media have the right and duty to report what is happening in the Iraqi border region and to report the views of the men fighting there.” to go further News Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law The court order, which applies to all print and broadcast media, has been posted on the website of the Council for Broadcast Monitoring (RTÜK) since 13 November. It was issued after some of the detained soldiers’ statements were published in the Turkish press on 12 November. They said they had been short of ammunition and some of their guns had stopped working. Two of them gave interviews to a Kurdish television station, Roj TV, while they were captives.Three weeks ago, on 23 October, the government banned all “negative” programmes about the death of 12 soldiers during the offensive in which the eight were taken prisoner. The council of state rescinded the order the next day on the grounds that it was too vague.Three French journalists covering events in the region were arrested as they tried to cross from Turkey into Iraq at the Harbour border crossing on 24 October. Follow the news on Turkey November 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Military court bans coverage of case of eight soldiers accused of insubordination April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Eni Aluko quits football

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Former England striker Eni Aluko has announced her retirement from football. The 32-year-old, who wore 102 caps for the Lionesses, left Juventus in December after nearly 18 months with the Serie A champions and had been tipped to return to the Women’s Super League. Posting on Twitter, before linking to a full letter on the Players Tribune, she wrote: “My dear friend football, it’s time to hang up my boots and retire as a professional footballer. “Thank you football for everything you’ve given and taught me. Thanks for the full circle moments and crazy unexpected journey.” Aluko, who played for Birmingham, Charlton and Chelsea in England as well as having a brief spell in North America, was part of the Great Britain team at the London 2012 Olympics. In her letter, entitled: “Dear Football,” she wrote: “When we met … I was just a girl from a council estate in Birmingham. I could never have imagined the crazy, unbelievable journey you would take me on. “You have given me the dream of playing in the US, the pride of representing England, the thrill of winning titles with Chelsea, the adventure of playing for Juventus in Italy. “Whenever I have faced obstacles, you have shattered them. Whenever I have had great expectations, you have exceeded them.” In her post, Aluko added that “there have been other moments when I have thought about leaving” football. “I’m talking about the racism, the abuse on social media, all that,” she said. “Women do not earn much in football, we play because we love the game. Sometimes I have thought: ‘Is it worth it? Do I love you enough?’ And every time the answer has been yes.” The forward, who is also a trained lawyer, scored 33 goals for England in 102 appearances but didn’t play for her country again after 2016. The following year, she said she was subjected to “bullying and discrimination” by then-England coach Mark Sampson, which led to the Football Association making a public apology to Eluko after an investigation found Sampson had used racially discriminating remarks towards her and Drew Spence in 2014 in what were described as “ill-judged attempts at humour.” As part of the case, it was revealed that an £80,000 financial settlement was secretly struck by the FA with Aluko to halt her grievance complaint against Sampson ahead of the European Championships in 2017.Tags: Eni AlukoJuventusPlayers TribuneSerie ASuper Leaguelast_img read more

Sports Today: Wellington Cross Country wraps up regular season; WMS football and volleyball scores

first_imgSeventh grade B teamWellington loses to Circle 25-13, 25-23.Follow us on Twitter. ShelbyMcNamara23.5579th Wellington football: Seventh grade: Wellington 38 Circle 8Seventh grade will be competing for the league title next Thursday when it travels to play Ark City. Wellington’s seventh grade is 6-0 while Ark City is 5-1.Eighth grade: Wellington 16 Circle 8. AVCTL – Div. III & IV (12 school) BayleeDeJarnett20.2774th Next  race for High School will be  the League  meet here. Eighth grade B teamWellington beat Circle 25-10, 11-25, 15-10. Wellington is now 12-3 and 6-0 in league. MackinzeTracy19.1960thPR Wellington volleyball: Eighth grade A team Wellington loses to Circle 25-16, 25-22. Wellington is now 8-4 on the season and 4-2 in the Pioneer League. JoeFriesen22.489th Boy’s Var. 5KNameTimePlacePers. Record Girl’s Varsity 4KNameTimePlacePers. Record In El Doradocenter_img Boy’s JV5K Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments MEET:Circle Date:Oct. 9, 2014 JoTredway18.0846th Thursday, Oct. 16th at 4 p.m.  Hargis Creek Watershed At Wartick Farms    WilliamDaily37.1798th JuanChandler21.5683rd CabreilRoe20.2272nd Seventh grade A teamWellington defeats Circle 25-21, 25-16. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School Cross Country team was busy with its last cross country meet of the season. The Wellington Middle School football and volleyball teams battled Circle. Also, just a reminder the Class 4A Tennis Regional in Pratt has been postponed until Saturday…Wellington High School Cross Country: last_img read more