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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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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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Amnesty Int’l chief complains after not being allowed to visit jailed Turkish colleague İdil Eser

Amnesty Int’l chief complains after not being allowed to visit jailed Turkish colleague İdil Eser

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sept. 6 was not permitted to visit the organization’s Turkey director İdil Eser, who was jailed on “terrorism” charges two months ago.

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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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Top court denies appeal of former HDP lawmakers

Top court denies appeal of former HDP lawmakers

The Constitutional Court has denied the individual applications of two former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers appealing for the reversal of a parliamentary ruling that removed their status as MPs.

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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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171 journalists behind bars in Turkey: Main opposition CHP report

171 journalists behind bars in Turkey: Main opposition CHP report

There are currently 171 Turkish journalists in jail in the country, according a report prepared by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) following a workshop last week.

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