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Interior Ministry rejects Amnesty International report on security operations in Turkey’s southeast

Interior Ministry rejects Amnesty International report on security operations in Turkey’s southeast

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has rejected a report prepared by Amnesty International that decried security forces’ “brutal crackdown” in the country’s southeast, especially the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Comment(s)1/24/2017

New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

Veteran New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived on Jan. 17 at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, before being forced to take a flight back to London, with no explanation given as to why he had been refused entry into the country.

Comment(s)1/18/2017

Five children left alone while their mother is in detention: CHP deputy Tanal

Five children left alone while their mother is in detention: CHP deputy Tanal

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Mahmut Tanal has said a woman who went to visit her jailed husband at Sincan Prison in Ankara has been detained by police while five of her children were beside her.

Comment(s)1/23/2017

Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health severely deteriorating: CHP lawmaker

Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health severely deteriorating: CHP lawmaker

Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health is severely deteriorating, a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said, urging that Mahalli, who has multiple sclerosis, should not be treated under such appalling conditions.

Comment(s)1/18/2017

Court orders pre-trial release of journalist Hüsnü Mahalli

Court orders pre-trial release of journalist Hüsnü Mahalli

An Istanbul court ordered the pre-trial release of journalist Hüsnü Mahalli on Jan. 20, a day after an indictment sought his imprisonment for up to seven years and five months for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a TV show

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Nine years in jail demanded for renowned Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal

Nine years in jail demanded for renowned Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal

An Istanbul prosecutor has demanded up to nine years in jail for prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal on charges of “making terror propaganda” in one of his articles

Comment(s)1/13/2017

10 years on, Hrant Dink murder case still lingering

10 years on, Hrant Dink murder case still lingering

Thousands flocked onto the streets of Şişli on Jan. 19 to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 10th anniversary of his assassination amid little progress in shining a light on the alleged network behind the decade-old crime.

Comment(s)1/19/2017

Human Rights Watch criticizes Turkish authorities in new report

Human Rights Watch criticizes Turkish authorities in new report

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Jan. 12 a report claiming that the Turkish government used last year’s foiled military coup to launch an “expansive crackdown that swept up peaceful critics and undermined democracy.”

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