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Amnesty accuses Turkey of abusing, forcibly deporting refugees

Amnesty accuses Turkey of abusing, forcibly deporting refugees

Turkish authorities have since September been detaining scores of refugees, including from Iraq and Syria, and abusing and pressuring them to return home in breach of international law, Amnesty said

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32 jailed journalists must be freed: CHP head

32 jailed journalists must be freed: CHP head

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called for the release of dozens of journalists being held in prison in Turkey, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Court rules to confiscate books by prominent journalists

Court rules to confiscate books by prominent journalists

A local court has decided to confiscate books by two prominent Turkish journalists after they were found during an operation on a cell where suspected militants of the outlawed YDG-H were detained

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WAN-IFRA calls on Turkish authorities ‘to respect independent media’

WAN-IFRA calls on Turkish authorities ‘to respect independent media’

The board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has called for renewed global solidarity with the Turkish press, citing recent attacks on journalists and unfair trials in a resolution released after a Dec. 12 meeting in Paris

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Turkey fined by European court over convict’s complaint

Turkey fined by European court over convict’s complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) fined Turkey 8,000 euros, finding it guilty in the case of a life-sentenced convict who had no prospects of conditional release

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Daily Cumhuriyet awarded for Charlie Hebdo, intel trucks stories

Daily Cumhuriyet awarded for Charlie Hebdo, intel trucks stories

Daily Cumhuriyet has been awarded by a corruption watchdog organization for its reporting on purportedly state-owned trucks carrying weapons to militants fighting in Syria as well as its story on the Charlie Hebdo attack

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Group launches campaign to write letters to 32 journalists jailed in Turkey

Group launches campaign to write letters to 32 journalists jailed in Turkey

Members of the G-9 Journalists Platform have started a campaign to send letters to 32 journalists jailed in Turkey, including daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül

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Istanbul court refuses to release two prominent journalists

Istanbul court refuses to release two prominent journalists

An Istanbul court rejected on Dec. 11 an appeal for the release of prominent journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who jailed pending trial on charges of “aiding terrorist organizations”

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