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Mother of Turkish educator on hunger strike says she 'cannot eat the food her son loves'

Mother of Turkish educator on hunger strike says she 'cannot eat the food her son loves'

The mother of Semih Özakça, a Turkish educator who has been on hunger strike for more than 65 days, has told daily Hürriyet on May 14 that she cannot eat the food that her son loves.

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Daily Cumhuriyet’s web chief detained, triggering criticism

Daily Cumhuriyet’s web chief detained, triggering criticism

Police detained the chief online editor of daily Cumhuriyet in Istanbul on May 12

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Mothers of slain Gezi protesters launch one-day hunger strike for hunger-striking educators in Ankara

Mothers of slain Gezi protesters launch one-day hunger strike for hunger-striking educators in Ankara

The mothers of two slain Gezi protesters have launched a one-day hunger strike as a show of support to two educators who have been on hunger strike for over 65 days.

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Condition of hunger striking Turkish educators ‘deteriorating,’ CHP MPs launch own strike in support

Condition of hunger striking Turkish educators ‘deteriorating,’ CHP MPs launch own strike in support

The health conditions of two educators who have been on a hunger strike for over 60 days is deteriorating, while four main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have also launched their own hunger strike in support.

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CHP urges gov’t to take action for educators in hunger strike

CHP urges gov’t to take action for educators in hunger strike

Some 30 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, asking the government to “reconsider the issue” and reinstate two educators, currently on hunger strike, who were dismissed through state of emergency decrees.

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Jailed Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık applies to Euro court, cites previous ruling for release

Jailed Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık applies to Euro court, cites previous ruling for release

Imprisoned Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) demanding his immediate release, citing a court ruling from three years ago that his rights had been violated, daily Cumhuriyet reported on May 10.

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Not even pope can help arrested journalist Deniz Yücel: Turkey’s ambassador to Vatican

Not even pope can help arrested journalist Deniz Yücel: Turkey’s ambassador to Vatican

Even the pope’s request that arrested German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel be pardoned cannot help him, Turkey’s ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı, said

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Turkey warned Wikipedia over content, demands it opens office: Minister

Turkey warned Wikipedia over content, demands it opens office: Minister

Turkey has warned online encyclopedia Wikipedia over what it says is content creating a perception that Turkey is supporting terrorist organizations, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on May 11

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