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1,845 cases of ‘insulting’ Erdoğan await prosecution: Justice Minister

1,845 cases of ‘insulting’ Erdoğan await prosecution: Justice Minister

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said the number of cases awaiting prosecution for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached 1,845

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Erdoğan says he 'does not respect, will not obey’ top court ruling on arrested journalists

Erdoğan says he 'does not respect, will not obey’ top court ruling on arrested journalists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the recent Constitutional Court ruling that paved the way for the release of two arrested journalists, saying he “does not accept or respect” the decision and vowing not to “obey” it

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I lost three kilograms in jail, journalist Can Dündar says

I lost three kilograms in jail, journalist Can Dündar says

The International Press Institute (IPI) Turkey National Committee has paid a visit to Cumhuriyet journalist Can Dündar who was released early on Feb. 26 after 92 days in Silivri Prison together with Erdem Gül

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Release of Turkish journalists internationally praised

Release of Turkish journalists internationally praised

The release of two prominent Turkish journalists, who had been arrested and detained for months over a story on state-owned trucks allegedly carrying weapons to Syria, has been met with praise by the international community

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CHP report says locals in southeast Turkey torn between PKK, unlawful practices of gov’t

CHP report says locals in southeast Turkey torn between PKK, unlawful practices of gov’t

A report prepared by the CHP on the situation in Diyarbakır and Mardin has defined the curfews as “unlawful,” arguing that locals are stuck between the terrorist acts of the outlawed PKK and the unlawful practices of the AKP

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In Photos: Dündar and Gül greeted by friends, family, supporters on release from Silivri Prison

In Photos: Dündar and Gül greeted by friends, family, supporters on release from Silivri Prison

Family members, friends, MPs, and other prominent figures greeted daily Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül upon their release from Silivri Prison near Istanbul late on Feb. 25, after Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled that their rights had been violated.

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Rules are binding for everyone, top judge replies to president

Rules are binding for everyone, top judge replies to president

The head of Turkey’s Constitutional Court retorts to President Erdoğan’s assertion that he ‘will not respect’ the court’s decision to release arrested journalists, saying rulings are binding for all

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All 357 suspects acquitted in military espionage case in İzmir

All 357 suspects acquitted in military espionage case in İzmir

A court in the Aegean province of İzmir has acquitted 357 suspects, including active duty soldiers, in the trial of a military espionage case where the defendants were accused of “keeping confidential military information and documents”

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