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Turkish academic acquitted of ‘terror propaganda’ over exam question on PKK leader

Turkish academic acquitted of ‘terror propaganda’ over exam question on PKK leader

A Turkish court has acquitted an academic who faced seven years in jail for “terror propaganda” over an exam question about two writings by Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed PKK

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Turkish academic faces jail for ‘terror propaganda’ over exam question on PKK leader

Turkish academic faces jail for ‘terror propaganda’ over exam question on PKK leader

An academic at Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Science faces seven years in jail for “terror propaganda” over an exam question asking students to compare two writings by the jailed leader of the outlawed PKK

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Nobel laureate Pamuk supports probed academics, urges for moderation

Nobel laureate Pamuk supports probed academics, urges for moderation

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk has said that recent investigations and detentions of academics who signed a petition calling for an end to security operations in the country’s southeast did not suit Turkey, urging for a moderation

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Former MP sentenced to suspended jail term for insulting Turkish PM

Former MP sentenced to suspended jail term for insulting Turkish PM

A former opposition lawmaker has been sentenced to almost two years in prison for allegedly insulting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, although the court subsequently suspended the sentence

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Press organization hangs banner for arrested Turkish journalist in Strasbourg

Press organization hangs banner for arrested Turkish journalist in Strasbourg

A large banner showing a photo of arrested Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar has been hung on the facade of a press organization’s office building in Strasbourg

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Hard to find truth about Turkey's restive southeast, says HRW director

Hard to find truth about Turkey's restive southeast, says HRW director

Conflicting reports from locals, rights groups, the media and the government make it almost impossible to find the truth of what is going on in curfew-stricken areas of southeast Turkey, HRW Director Kenneth Roth has told daily Hürriyet in an exclusive interview

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Operations in Cizre, Sur to be completed within days, weeks: Gov't

Operations in Cizre, Sur to be completed within days, weeks: Gov't

The Turkish government has estimated that ongoing military operations against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the districts of Cizre in Şırnak and the district of Sur in Diyarbakır in Southeast Anatolia would be completed within days or weeks

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Nobel laureate Pamuk chides EU for ignoring Turkey’s rights record

Nobel laureate Pamuk chides EU for ignoring Turkey’s rights record

Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy and media freedom in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis

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