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Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan gets passport back

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan gets passport back

Turkish authorities have returned novelist Aslı Erdoğan’s passport and she is expected to travel to Europe soon, more than two months after her travel ban was lifted, her lawyer said on Sept. 8.

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Three Turkish men’s ‘right to fair trial’ violated through unlawful coercion: Euro court

Three Turkish men’s ‘right to fair trial’ violated through unlawful coercion: Euro court

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Sept. 5 that three Turkish men’s right to a fair trial had been violated in 2003 and 2004, as the police unlawfully coerced them into confessing that they were “members of an illegal organization.”

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Amnesty Int’l chief complains after not being allowed to visit jailed Turkish colleague İdil Eser

Amnesty Int’l chief complains after not being allowed to visit jailed Turkish colleague İdil Eser

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sept. 6 was not permitted to visit the organization’s Turkey director İdil Eser, who was jailed on “terrorism” charges two months ago.

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Evrensel journalist Kemal Özer detained in Tunceli

Evrensel journalist Kemal Özer detained in Tunceli

Kemal Özer, a journalist and nature photographer for daily Evrensel, was detained by police as part of an anti-terrorism probe in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli late on Sept. 4, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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Top court denies appeal of former HDP lawmakers

Top court denies appeal of former HDP lawmakers

The Constitutional Court has denied the individual applications of two former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers appealing for the reversal of a parliamentary ruling that removed their status as MPs.

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CoE human rights commissioner intervenes in Turkish journalists’ cases at ECHR

CoE human rights commissioner intervenes in Turkish journalists’ cases at ECHR

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has reportedly intervened in the cases against jailed Turkish journalists, to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to give priority and demanded Turkey’s defense.

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171 journalists behind bars in Turkey: Main opposition CHP report

171 journalists behind bars in Turkey: Main opposition CHP report

There are currently 171 Turkish journalists in jail in the country, according a report prepared by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) following a workshop last week.

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Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan upset about being unable to travel to Germany

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan upset about being unable to travel to Germany

Aslı Erdoğan, a prominent Turkish novelist, has said she is upset about being unable to travel to Germany to receive a peace prize since her passport, which was previously seized amid her trial on terror charges, has not yet been returned.

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