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Mistreatment widespread post-coup attempt detentions in Turkey: UN expert Melzer

Mistreatment widespread post-coup attempt detentions in Turkey: UN expert Melzer

Mistreatment is widespread in post-coup attempt detentions in Turkey, U.N. human rights expert Nils Melzer has said, referring to numerous testimonies from inmates, their lawyers and civil society organizations he met last week in the country

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US ambassador to Turkey releases video to raise awareness of violence against women

US ambassador to Turkey releases video to raise awareness of violence against women

U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass released a video on Nov. 28 to show his and his country’s commitment to “say no to violence against women,” as part of a 16-day campaign launched against gender-based violence worldwide

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Turkish Justice Ministry ‘cannot determine’ number of arrested journalists

Turkish Justice Ministry ‘cannot determine’ number of arrested journalists

It is not possible to determine the number of journalists currently under arrest in Turkey, Turkey’s Justice Ministry has stated in response to a lawmaker’s written questionnaire

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BBC Turkish says reporter freed in southeast Turkey

BBC Turkish says reporter freed in southeast Turkey

Turkish authorities on Nov. 27 freed a reporter for the BBC's Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said

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I knew I would be arrested 15 days before: Arrested HDP co-chair

I knew I would be arrested 15 days before: Arrested HDP co-chair

Arrested People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said he knew he would be arrested 15 days before his arrest, during a visit from a committee of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Nov. 30.

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Turkish parliament passes code to increase sentence to abusers

Turkish parliament passes code to increase sentence to abusers

The Turkish parliament’s General Assembly has passed a code that would increase sentences meted out to sexual abusers on Nov. 24

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Turkish journalist, academic Doğan Tılıç receives press freedom award in Spain

Turkish journalist, academic Doğan Tılıç receives press freedom award in Spain

Journalist, academic and columnist Professor L. Doğan Tılıç received Malaga University’s UNESCO Chair 7th International Press Freedom Award on Dec. 1.

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Abuse motion prepared imprecisely: President Erdoğan

Abuse motion prepared imprecisely: President Erdoğan

A highly contentious proposal from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that would have legitimized some forms of child abuse was prepared without the necessary care but will return to parliament after gaining a wide consensus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said

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