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Dündar, Gül not arrested in second hearing, trial again postponed

Dündar, Gül not arrested in second hearing, trial again postponed

Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül appeared in Istanbul’s Çağlayan courthouse for the second hearing of their controversial case on April 1, with the court again ruling not to arrest them for the duration of the trial

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Dündar, Gül begin second hearing

Dündar, Gül begin second hearing

The second hearing of the controversial trial of two prominent Turkish journalists, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, will be held on April 1, following the first hearing on March 25 where the court ruled the whole trial to be held in secret

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Turkey PM says returns under EU migrant deal to begin on April 4

Turkey PM says returns under EU migrant deal to begin on April 4

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu March 31 said a key migrant deal concluded with the European Union to curb the flow of illegal migration would begin to be implemented on April 4 with the return of some migrants from Greece to Turkish territory

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Parliament to form 'human rights and equality institution'

Parliament to form 'human rights and equality institution'

The Turkish Parliament has approved several items of a draft to establish a “Human Rights and Equality Institution,” planned to be responsible for the protection of human rights and work as a court

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I am not at war with press, Turkish President Erdoğan tells CNN

I am not at war with press, Turkish President Erdoğan tells CNN

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected criticism that he has been “waging a war” against press groups, saying “criticism” should not be confused with “insult and defamation"

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Germany says press freedom non-negotiable in talks with Turkey

Germany says press freedom non-negotiable in talks with Turkey

Press freedom is non-negotiable for Germany in its talks with Turkey, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on March 30

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UNHCR warns against immediate refugee returns to Turkey

UNHCR warns against immediate refugee returns to Turkey

The United Nations called on April 1 for legal safeguards to be in place before refugees are returned to Turkey under an agreement with the European Union, while warning that conditions in Greece are deteriorating

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EU defends diplomats observing Dündar-Gül trial against Turkish reactions

EU defends diplomats observing Dündar-Gül trial against Turkish reactions

An EU spokesperson has defended diplomats who attended the first hearing of the controversial trial of two prominent journalists in Turkey, stressing that such monitoring is part of their regular work in the country

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