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Detained human rights activists’ meeting in Istanbul was extension of July 2016 coup attempt: Erdoğan

Detained human rights activists’ meeting in Istanbul was extension of July 2016 coup attempt: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 8 that a meeting by human rights activists in Istanbul was held with the intent as the continuation of the last year’s failed coup attempt

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Jailed HDP co-chair Demirtaş calls on arrested educators to end hunger strike

Jailed HDP co-chair Demirtaş calls on arrested educators to end hunger strike

The jailed co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has called on two arrested educators to end their hunger strike.

Comment(s)6/29/2017

Injustice in Turkey will be removed one day, vows jailed CHP deputy Berberoğlu

Injustice in Turkey will be removed one day, vows jailed CHP deputy Berberoğlu

Injustice in Turkey will “certainly be removed one day,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who is currently in jail on espionage charges, has said in a message conveyed by a party MP on July 4

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Constitutional Court denies Turkish hunger strikers’ demand to be released from jail

Constitutional Court denies Turkish hunger strikers’ demand to be released from jail

The Constitutional Court on June 28 denied the demand of jailed educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça to be released from prison. The two have been on hunger strike for over 100 days in protest at their dismissal from their posts in state of emergency decrees, and were arrested at the end of May.

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Seven detained during Trans Pride protest in Istanbul’s Taksim

Seven detained during Trans Pride protest in Istanbul’s Taksim

Istanbul police detained seven people on July 2 when a group of transgender rights activists attempted to march to the city’s famous Taksim Square carrying rainbow flags, despite an official ban on the event

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Investigation launched into Turkish protester demanding to be returned to his job

Investigation launched into Turkish protester demanding to be returned to his job

An investigation has been launched into a Turkish sociologist who has been carrying out a protest demanding to be returned to his job in the capital Ankara.

Comment(s)6/27/2017

BBC World correspondent deported from Turkey

BBC World correspondent deported from Turkey

A correspondent and filmmaker for BBC World was detained by police at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport for five hours and then deported on June 29.

Comment(s)6/30/2017

Turkey in worst period in terms of rights abuses: Human Rights Association head

Turkey in worst period in terms of rights abuses: Human Rights Association head

Turkey is going through its worst period in terms of rights abuses since the foundation of the Human Rights Association (İHD), according to İHD head Öztürk Türkdoğan.

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