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US Senate Urges Biden to Press Turkey on Human Rights

The US Senate urged the Biden Administration on Tuesday to apply pressure on Turkey regarding the country's human rights record. A bipartisan letter signed by 52 senators cited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for marginalizing domestic opposition, silencing or coopting...

Greek Lawyer Elected Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Greek lawyer Ioannis Ktistakis, an Associated Professor of Law at Democritus University in Thrace, was elected Tuesday as judge to the European Court of Human Rights. He was elected by the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). An announcement by PACE reads: "Mr Ktistakis,...

Turkish Dissidents Seek Political Asylum in Greece

A group of Turkish dissidents sailed to the Greek island of Crete on Sunday and reportedly applied for political asylum after arriving there. The boat, carrying four men, two women and their children, sailed into the bay of Sitia, accompanied...