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Turkish women march against rising intolerance in Istanbul

Turkish women march against rising intolerance in Istanbul

Hundreds of women marched in Istanbul on July 29 to protest against violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively.

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Draft law proposal allowing muftis to register marriages stirs debate in Turkey

Draft law proposal allowing muftis to register marriages stirs debate in Turkey

A proposal to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within Diyanet, to register and conduct marriages has stirred controversy in Turkey, with many rights organizations as well as CHP and HDP criticizing the issue

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Seven daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives released from Istanbul’s Silivri prison

Seven daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives released from Istanbul’s Silivri prison

Seven journalists and executives from daily Cumhuriyet were released from Istanbul’s Silivri prison late on July 28 after a local court ordered their release in the case which they had been tried on terror charges

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Turkish hunger-striking educators examined in hospital at Euro court’s request

Turkish hunger-striking educators examined in hospital at Euro court’s request

Imprisoned educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça received medical check-ups in an Ankara hospital on the 140th day of their hunger strikes at the request of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), daily Cumhuriyet reported on July 26.

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Istanbul court releases seven Cumhuriyet journalists, executives, five to remain under arrest

Istanbul court releases seven Cumhuriyet journalists, executives, five to remain under arrest

An Istanbul court on July 28 ordered the release of seven daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives but ruled for the continuation of arrest for another five.

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Journalist Ahmet Şık slams state of emergency measures in third hearing of daily Cumhuriyet case

Journalist Ahmet Şık slams state of emergency measures in third hearing of daily Cumhuriyet case

Journalist Ahmet Şık slammed measures taken in the wake of the last year’s failed coup attempt in his first testimony in the case of daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on July 26

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Daily Cumhuriyet warnings against Gülenists went ignored: Columnist Çetinkaya

Daily Cumhuriyet warnings against Gülenists went ignored: Columnist Çetinkaya

Daily Cumhuriyet was among the first to report about the dangers posed by the Fethullah Gülen network in the past, but those reports went unnoticed, daily Cumhuriyet columnist Hikmet Çetinkaya said

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Trial of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives continues on second day

Trial of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives continues on second day

The trial of seventeen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went on to its second day on July 25.

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