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Turkey again tops global Twitter censorship list: Report

Turkey again tops global Twitter censorship list: Report

Turkey remains top of Twitter’s global censorship list, according to the latest Twitter Transparency report published on March 21.

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Prosecutor seeks up to 13 years in jail for journalist Hasan Cemal over ‘terror propaganda’

Prosecutor seeks up to 13 years in jail for journalist Hasan Cemal over ‘terror propaganda’

An Istanbul prosecutor on March 9 demanded up to 13 years in prison for prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal on charges of “carrying out terror propaganda” in a column published in 2013, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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Court rejects release demand of Doğan Group’s Muratoğlu

Court rejects release demand of Doğan Group’s Muratoğlu

The Istanbul 13th Heavy Penal Court has rejected the release demand of Doğan Group Ankara Administrative Representative Barbaros Muratoğlu, who has been under arrest on charges of “aiding an armed terrorist organization” as a part of an investigation into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

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Tens of thousands march across Turkey on International Women’s Day

Tens of thousands march across Turkey on International Women’s Day

Tens of thousands of women took to the streets in many provinces in Turkey on March 8, marching to mark International Women’s Day.

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20 women killed despite state protection: Turkish Interior Ministry

20 women killed despite state protection: Turkish Interior Ministry

A total of 20 women were killed while under temporary state protection between 2015 and 2017, the Turkish Interior Ministry has admitted.

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Education is key aspect for participation of women in workforce: Aydın Doğan Foundation head

Education is key aspect for participation of women in workforce: Aydın Doğan Foundation head

The president of the Aydın Doğan Foundation, Hanzade Doğan Boyner, has said the foundation aims to support the education of girls and their participation in the workforce.

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Turkey contests veracity of abuse allegations: UN rights chief

Turkey contests veracity of abuse allegations: UN rights chief

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement on March 10 that Turkey had “contested the veracity of the very serious allegations.”

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Violence against women ‘on rise, but women more combatant’ in Turkey

Violence against women ‘on rise, but women more combatant’ in Turkey

Violence against women has been on the rise, but women have become more combatant, said Gülsüm Kav, the director of Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu (We Will Stop Femicides Platform), a women’s rights activist organization that keeps track of violence against women, stressing that as long as the laws in Turkey failed to protect women, violence against them would not stop.

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