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Court refers five campaigning Turkish journalists to police to testify

Court refers five campaigning Turkish journalists to police to testify

Five journalists who were set to testify at a local court on June 27 for “making terror propaganda” as part of a solidarity campaign with daily Özgür Gündem, were instead referred to the police to have their testimonies taken in line with a “new procedure.”

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RSF, press freedom groups demonstrate outside Istanbul prison over arrested campaigners

RSF, press freedom groups demonstrate outside Istanbul prison over arrested campaigners

A delegation from the Paris-based RSF, accompanied by a number of press groups, staged a demonstration outside Istanbul’s Metris Prison on June 24, demanding the release of the RSF Turkey representative

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Police fire tear gas in Istanbul to disperse LGBT Pride activists

Police fire tear gas in Istanbul to disperse LGBT Pride activists

Turkish police detained 19 people and fired tear gas in central Istanbul on June 26 to disperse dozens of LGBT activists attempting to gather to mark the annual Gay Pride week after authorities banned their march

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US Embassy in Ankara flies LGBT flag

US Embassy in Ankara flies LGBT flag

The United States Embassy of Ankara raised a rainbow flag alongside the U.S. flag at its residence on June 24 to show solidarity with the LGBT community

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CHP: Horrible rise in torture cases during AKP rule

CHP: Horrible rise in torture cases during AKP rule

Torture has been increasingly conducted during the reign of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as government policy, a leading member of the main opposition party has stated while presenting a “report card on the AKP during 2002-2015"

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Turkish imam suspended after ‘pieces of cucumber found in his rectum’

Turkish imam suspended after ‘pieces of cucumber found in his rectum’

An imam from the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri has been suspended from duty after he being hospitalized with "pieces of cucumber" in his rectum.

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Four more journalists face probe over ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign for Turkish daily

Four more journalists face probe over ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign for Turkish daily

Four more journalists are set to testify at a local court on June 27 over charges of “making terror propaganda” after supporting a solidarity campaign with Turkish daily Özgür Gündem, less than a week after the arrests of three campaigners sparked outrage from Turkish and international human rights advocates

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Istanbul governor turns down press release demand of LGBT groups

Istanbul governor turns down press release demand of LGBT groups

The Istanbul Governor’s Office has rejected a demand from LGBT groups to issue a public press release in Istanbul’s Tunel Square, located at the end of the city’s central İstiklal Avenue, LGBT rights group Kaos GL reported

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