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Turkish daily Sözcü publishes blank issue to protest detention warrant on executive, staff members

Turkish daily Sözcü publishes blank issue to protest detention warrant on executive, staff members

Turkish critical daily Sözcü has published a “May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition,” left blank to protest the detentions of some staff members.

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Mother of dismissed Turkish educator on hunger strike detained in Ankara

Mother of dismissed Turkish educator on hunger strike detained in Ankara

A total nine people, including the mother of an expelled teacher, were detained by police on May 18 during a solidarity protest with dismissed teacher Semih Özakça and academic Nuriye Gülmen, who have been on hunger strike for 72 days, daily Cumhuriyet has reported

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123 Turkish journalists on the run abroad: Report

123 Turkish journalists on the run abroad: Report

Some 123 Turkish journalists are fugitives abroad, while 159 of them were in jail as of the end of April, according to a report by the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC)

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Hunger striking father to finally receive son’s bones in Turkey’s east

Hunger striking father to finally receive son’s bones in Turkey’s east

An 83-day hunger strike by a father demanding to be given his dead son’s remains has yielded a result as the Tunceli Governor’s Office said it would agree to return the remains of Murat Gün following his father’s weeks-long struggle.

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Colleagues demand release of jailed journalists on 200th day of Cumhuriyet arrests

Colleagues demand release of jailed journalists on 200th day of Cumhuriyet arrests

Journalists staged protests in Istanbul and Ankara to demand the release of daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives and employees on the 200th day of their arrest on May 18.

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Arrest of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet’s web chief triggers outcry

Arrest of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet’s web chief triggers outcry

The arrest of daily Cumhuriyet’s chief online editor has triggered criticism from unions and politicians, with many stating that the court ruling is a blow against press freedom and freedom of expression.

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Parliament elects seven members to board of judges, prosecutors

Parliament elects seven members to board of judges, prosecutors

The first seven members of the Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK), which will be restructured next week as part of the constitutional amendments approved on April 16, were appointed by an alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in parliament in a late night session on May 16 and 17

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Court arrests daily Cumhuriyet’s web editor on ‘terror propaganda’

Court arrests daily Cumhuriyet’s web editor on ‘terror propaganda’

An Istanbul court on May 15 ordered the arrest of Oğuz Güven, the chief online editor of daily Cumhuriyet, on terror charges

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