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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.

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Linking Doğan Group to FETÖ ‘out of reason, conscience’, Doğan executive says

Linking Doğan Group to FETÖ ‘out of reason, conscience’, Doğan executive says

Linking Doğan Group to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), the suspected network behind the July 15 foiled coup attempt, is out of reason and conscience, Doğan Group’s deputy chairman responsible for corporate communications, Ahter Kutadgu, has said

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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

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Euro Court rules in favor of Switzerland in Turkish parents’ co-ed swimming rejection case

Euro Court rules in favor of Switzerland in Turkish parents’ co-ed swimming rejection case

ECHR on Jan. 10 ruled in favor of Switzerland over a case in which Turkish-origin parents said their right to “freedom of thought, conscience and religion” was breached when they were fined by Swiss authorities for refusing to send their daughters to co-ed swimming lessons

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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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I feel like I’m still in prison: Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan

I feel like I’m still in prison: Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan

One of the Turkey’s most prominent novelists, Aslı Erdoğan, says that despite her release she feels like she is still in jail, 10 days after her release after being held in prison for 136 days

Comment(s)1/8/2017

Prosecutor seeks life for CHP MP, 10 years for Dündar, Gül for intel trucks report

Prosecutor seeks life for CHP MP, 10 years for Dündar, Gül for intel trucks report

An Istanbul prosecutor has sought life sentences for main opposition CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, as well as 10 years in prison for daily Cumhuriyet’s former editor-in-chief, Can Dündar, and the daily’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, over a report on intelligence trucks

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Turkish gov’t takes all military appointment rights in sweeping new emergency decree

Turkish gov’t takes all military appointment rights in sweeping new emergency decree

The government took over all appointment rights in the military with three sweeping new state of emergency decrees issued late on Jan. 6, with the authority for the formation of cadres in the General Staff transferred to Turkey’s Defense Ministry

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