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Turkish court rules to keep hunger-striking educators Gülmen and Özakça in jail

Turkish court rules to keep hunger-striking educators Gülmen and Özakça in jail

An Ankara court on Sept. 14 ordered two teachers, who have been on hunger strike for six months in protest at their dismissal from their jobs, to remain in jail, despite growing alarm over their health.

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Number of Turkish women changing names to avoid domestic violence reaches 300 this year

Number of Turkish women changing names to avoid domestic violence reaches 300 this year

Some 300 women this year have changed their names to avoid domestic violence, whereas this figure was 40 and 125, respectively for 2013 and 2015, daily Habertürk reported on Sept. 11.

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Lawyers of two Turkish hunger-striking educators detained ahead of first hearing

Lawyers of two Turkish hunger-striking educators detained ahead of first hearing

Seventeen lawyers of two imprisoned hunger-striking educators have been detained two days before the first hearing of their case, in which the educators are accused of being members of a terrorist organization.

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Cumhuriyet trial’s sixth hearing to take place today in Istanbul

Cumhuriyet trial’s sixth hearing to take place today in Istanbul

The sixth hearing of the trial of 17 executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, will take place today in a hearing room across Istanbul’s Silivri Prison.

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Euro court fines Turkey 115,000 euros for pecuniary, non-pecuniary damages over armed incident in Tunceli

Euro court fines Turkey 115,000 euros for pecuniary, non-pecuniary damages over armed incident in Tunceli

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Sept. 12 fined Turkey a total of 115,000 euros over an armed incident in 2007 which involved Turkish soldiers killing one man and injuring another in the eastern province of Tunceli.

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Amnesty International chief visits jailed Turkey director in prison

Amnesty International chief visits jailed Turkey director in prison

Amnesty International Secretary-General Salil Shetty on Sept. 9 visited the organization’s Turkey director İdil Eser, who was jailed on “terrorism” charges two months ago along with seven other activists

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Istanbul court rejects release demand of daily Cumhuriyet journalists, staff

Istanbul court rejects release demand of daily Cumhuriyet journalists, staff

An Istanbul court late on Sept. 11 ordered the continuation of arrest for journalists and executives from daily Cumhuriyet

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Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan gets passport back

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan gets passport back

Turkish authorities have returned novelist Aslı Erdoğan’s passport and she is expected to travel to Europe soon, more than two months after her travel ban was lifted, her lawyer said on Sept. 8.

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