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Euro Court fines Turkey for inhumane detention of Russian national

Euro Court fines Turkey for inhumane detention of Russian national

The European Court of Human Rights has fined Turkey 10,000 euros upon the complaint of a Russian national, who was detained for six months between 2010 and 2011

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'Girl with red foulard' joins PKK

'Girl with red foulard' joins PKK

The Gezi Park protester in Antalya has revolted as she faces between 29 and 98 years of prison

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Some 25 Balyoz convicts acquitted in first retrial hearing

Some 25 Balyoz convicts acquitted in first retrial hearing

Twenty-five suspects in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot case were acquitted by an Istanbul court less than a week after the Constitutional Court ordered a retrial of all 230 convicts.

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Court rules to release former police chief

Court rules to release former police chief

The Chief Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals rules to release Hanefi Avcı, a former police chief who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for a book he wrote

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Roma band members complain against discrimination in municipality

Roma band members complain against discrimination in municipality

A group of Roma people who work in a municipal band in the Aegean province of Muğla have complained to the provincial human rights board about facing discrimination

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Retrial 'only way to correct,' top judge says on key ruling in coup plot case

Retrial 'only way to correct,' top judge says on key ruling in coup plot case

Turkish Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç assesses the crucial Balyoz (Sledgehammer) case ruling to Hürriyet columnist Taha Akyol

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Octogenarian bride of Diyarbakır’s tiny Armenian community passes away two months after marrying

Octogenarian bride of Diyarbakır’s tiny Armenian community passes away two months after marrying

Beyzar Alata, who finally married her life partner Sarkis only two months ago at the age of 87, has passed away

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Activists submit signatures to ban dolphin parks in Turkey

Activists submit signatures to ban dolphin parks in Turkey

Turkish writer Buket Uzuner is set to submit 40,000 signatures collected via change.org, campaigning against dolphin parks, to the local governor of the resort town Bodrum

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