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Over 100 journalists show solidarity with arrested Turkish campaigners

Over 100 journalists show solidarity with arrested Turkish campaigners

More than 100 journalists have initiated a petition campaign expressing willingness to take part in the “Editor-in-chief on Duty” campaign for a Turkish daily newspaper, for which three people were recently arrested for allegedly “making terror propaganda.”

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Police disperse LGBT group in Istanbul over banned pride march

Police disperse LGBT group in Istanbul over banned pride march

Police dispersed a group of around 50 people who wanted to stage a LGBT Trans Pride March on the afternoon of June 19 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, despite a ban on the march announced by the Istanbul Governor’s Office

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Hürriyet’s New York correspondent briefly detained in Istanbul

Hürriyet’s New York correspondent briefly detained in Istanbul

Hürriyet’s New York and United Nations correspondent Razi Canikligil was briefly detained on the morning of June 21 after he was detained upon arrival at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

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Hunger-striking miners dismissed from work in Turkey’s north

Hunger-striking miners dismissed from work in Turkey’s north

The miners who came to prominence by engaging in a hunger strike in a trustee-appointed mine have been dismissed from work in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak

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Three arrested on terror charges after ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign for Turkish daily

Three arrested on terror charges after ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign for Turkish daily

Two journalists and one human rights activist were arrested on June 20 after supporting a campaign in solidarity with Turkish daily Özgür Gündem, which was started on World Press Freedom Day

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Governor’s Office bans LGBT Pride march in Istanbul

Governor’s Office bans LGBT Pride march in Istanbul

The Istanbul Governor’s Office has announced that it will not allow the LGBT Pride March, which was set to take place between June 19 and June 26 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, citing security concerns and public order

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Professor resigns after colleague dismissed for ‘insulting Erdoğan’

Professor resigns after colleague dismissed for ‘insulting Erdoğan’

Professor Christoph K. Neumann has resigned from Istanbul’s Bilgi University following the dismissal of his colleague, Professor Zeynep Sayın Balıkçıoğlu, who was accused of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a lecture

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Turkey’s media watchdog fines seven stations for broadcasting CHP group meeting

Turkey’s media watchdog fines seven stations for broadcasting CHP group meeting

Turkey’s TV and radio watchdog has fined seven private stations for broadcasting a parliamentary group meeting of main the opposition CHP during which supporters allegedly chanted slogans against President Erdoğan

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