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Main opposition CHP decries arrest of Turkish hunger strikers

Main opposition CHP decries arrest of Turkish hunger strikers

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the arrest of two educators who have been on hunger strike for more than two months, calling on the government to “not cause an unforgettable disgrace to humanity."

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Euro court says freedom expression violated in case of draft novel seizure in Turkish prison

Euro court says freedom expression violated in case of draft novel seizure in Turkish prison

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on May 23 ruled that freedom of expression was breached in the case of the seizure of a draft novel written by a prisoner in the eastern Turkish province of Erzurum in 2004.

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French journalist held in Turkey on hunger strike: Press freedom group

French journalist held in Turkey on hunger strike: Press freedom group

A French journalist held in Turkey for over two weeks has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on May 23.

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Amnesty slams state of emergency dismissals in Turkey

Amnesty slams state of emergency dismissals in Turkey

Amnesty International on May 22 accused the Turkish government of implementing “arbitrary dismissals” of public sector workers since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, widely believed to have been masterminded by the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.

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Police detain finance manager of Turkish daily Sözcü after warrant

Police detain finance manager of Turkish daily Sözcü after warrant

Police detained the finance manager of critical daily Sözcü on May 23, days after detention warrants were issued for four of the newspaper’s staff members as a part of an investigation into the Gülen movement

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Turkish daily Sözcü publishes blank issue to protest detention warrant on executive, staff members

Turkish daily Sözcü publishes blank issue to protest detention warrant on executive, staff members

Turkish critical daily Sözcü has published a “May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition,” left blank to protest the detentions of some staff members.

Comment(s)5/21/2017

Court arrests two Turkish hunger-striking educators on terror charges

Court arrests two Turkish hunger-striking educators on terror charges

An Ankara court on May 23 ordered the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike for over 75 days in protest at being dismissed from their posts through state of emergency decrees.

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123 Turkish journalists on the run abroad: Report

123 Turkish journalists on the run abroad: Report

Some 123 Turkish journalists are fugitives abroad, while 159 of them were in jail as of the end of April, according to a report by the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC)

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