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Journalists’ trial over alleged Gülen links starts

Journalists’ trial over alleged Gülen links starts

Seventeen suspects, including jailed journalists Nazlı Ilıcak, Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan, for the first time appeared before court in Istanbul on June 19

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Two Turkish educators to mark 100th day of hunger strike

Two Turkish educators to mark 100th day of hunger strike

June 16 will be the 100th day of the beginning of the hunger strike of two jailed educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, in protest at being dismissed from their posts through state of emergency decrees.

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Court rejects appeal against jailing of main opposition CHP deputy Berberoğlu

Court rejects appeal against jailing of main opposition CHP deputy Berberoğlu

An Istanbul court on June 19 rejected an objection to arrest filed for jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu

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Istanbul court sets daily Cumhuriyet’s web editor free

Istanbul court sets daily Cumhuriyet’s web editor free

An Istanbul court on June 14 set Oğuz Güven, the chief online editor of daily Cumhuriyet, free, a month after his arrest on charges of “engaging in terror organization propaganda.”

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Female-priority metro carriages draw criticism in Turkey’s Bursa

Female-priority metro carriages draw criticism in Turkey’s Bursa

A new project that introduced female-priority carriages on intra-city trains in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa has drawn criticism from some locals.

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Pioneering Turkish women’s rights activist Şirin Tekeli dies at 73

Pioneering Turkish women’s rights activist Şirin Tekeli dies at 73

Turkish author, translator and women’s rights activist Şirin Tekeli died at the age of 73 in the Aegean province of Muğla on June 13, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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Journalists' trial over alleged Gülen links starts

Journalists' trial over alleged Gülen links starts

Some 17 suspects, including jailed journalists Nazlı Ilıcak, Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan, will appear before an Istanbul court on June 19 for the first time in a case into the media leg of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have perpetrated the July 15, 2016, failed coup.

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Euro court seeks Turkey’s defense in jailed daily Cumhuriyet journalists’ case

Euro court seeks Turkey’s defense in jailed daily Cumhuriyet journalists’ case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has demanded Turkey’s defense in the cases against jailed daily Cumhuriyet journalists, inviting the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to submit a written defense by Oct. 2

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