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Meskhetian Turks commemorate 72 years of exile

Meskhetian Turks commemorate 72 years of exile

Meskhetian Turks living in the United States commemorated their 72 years of exile from their then-Soviet homeland Georgia in front of the White House on Nov. 12.

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Turkish dissident journalist Can Dündar granted citizenship of Paris

Turkish dissident journalist Can Dündar granted citizenship of Paris

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of daily Cumhuriyet, was awarded honorary citizenship of Paris on Nov. 8. Dündar, who fled to Germany as an appeal against his conviction for revealing state charges is pending, was awarded the honor at City Hall for “distinguished services” by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo

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Turkey arrests Cumhuriyet CEO Akın Atalay

Turkey arrests Cumhuriyet CEO Akın Atalay

Turkish judicial authorities arrested the CEO of daily Cumhuriyet on Nov. 12, a day after he was detained as he arrived at Istanbul Atatürk Airport following a trip to Germany.

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Turkish photojournalist of world-shaking picture of drowned Syrian toddler to receive UNCA award

Turkish photojournalist of world-shaking picture of drowned Syrian toddler to receive UNCA award

Nilüfer Demir, who photographed Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian toddler who washed ashore on the Turkish coast in 2015, laying bare the tragedy of the Syrian civil war, has been named a gold medal winner for the memorial prize of the United Nations Correspondents Association

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Top Turkish court rejects rights violation appeal in ‘trash house’ coverage case

Top Turkish court rejects rights violation appeal in ‘trash house’ coverage case

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has rejected an appeal filed by a local man from İzmir who argued that his right to preservation of pecuniary and non-pecuniary property was violated when news reports made by media outlets claimed his house was a “trash home” before it was cleaned by municipality teams.

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35 women killed in October in Turkey

35 women killed in October in Turkey

A total of 35 women were killed in October and 21 others were subjected to sexual violence, according to a report released by the Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu, a women’s rights activist organization that keeps track of violence against women

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Istanbul police detain CEO of Cumhuriyet daily

Istanbul police detain CEO of Cumhuriyet daily

Police detained Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board President Akın Atalay on Nov. 11 at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport after he landed from Germany, as a part of the investigation into columnists and executives at Turkish daily Cumhuriyet

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Turkey complaints pile up at European rights court

Turkey complaints pile up at European rights court

The European Court of Human Rights has received a “substantial” number of complaints from Turkish nationals targeted in Ankara’s post-coup attempt crackdown over the past fortnight, a spokesman said Nov. 7

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