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Association says Erdoğan calling jailed journalists in Turkey ‘terrorists’ unfortunate

Association says Erdoğan calling jailed journalists in Turkey ‘terrorists’ unfortunate

The head of the Turkish Association of Journalists (TGC) has stated that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks describing jailed journalists in the country as “terrorists” were unacceptable and amounted to great injustice.

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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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Jailed CHP MP Berberoğlu taken to hospital, will undergo surgery next week

Jailed CHP MP Berberoğlu taken to hospital, will undergo surgery next week

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who has been jailed since June in an Istanbul prison, was taken to the hospital late on Sept. 21 and is expected to undergo an operation next week.

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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.

Comment(s)9/12/2017

Turkey top country seeking removal of content on Twitter: Report

Turkey top country seeking removal of content on Twitter: Report

Turkey is the most active country in seeking the removal of content on Twitter, accounting for nearly half of all requests worldwide, according to a biannual transparency report by the company.

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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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Euro court fines Turkey 30,000 euros for man’s death over lack of safety measures on building site

Euro court fines Turkey 30,000 euros for man’s death over lack of safety measures on building site

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Sept. 19 that the Turkish government must pay compensation amounting to 30,000 euros for the lack of safety measures on a building site that led to the death of a man in 2002.

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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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