Monitors bring attention to the bureaucratic obstacles that critically ill prisoners must clear in order to be released.
The European Court of Human Rights ruling highlights the need for legislative changes, experts say.
The Stop Tear Gas Initiative intends to lobby for parliamentary action to halt the use of chemical weapons by police.
Twenty million tulips have been planted across Istanbul as a part of the International Tulip Festival.
An unprecedented number of Assyrian candidates won local office in last month's elections.
Experts say the UN's Alliance of Civilisations is one way Turkey contributes to peace and co-operation.