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Turkey is set to release 38,000 prisoners as part of two new state of emergency decrees published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 17, in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of a probe into the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)

The image above is from 1994. Intellectuals in solidarity with Özgür Gündem when the daily headquarters in Istanbul was bombed…
Following the police raid on Özgür Gündem daily, police have raided the house of the daily’s reporters Koçali and Keskin as well as Zarakolu.
Özgür Gündem daily, which has been shut down by court order, has been released as a special four-page edition of Atılım’s newspaper. The daily carries the headline “We will not give in”.

When going to see the offices of Özgür Gündem daily, which had been raided by the police, HDP İstanbul MP Pervin Buldan found she could not enter because the doors had been sealed.
The leaders of three countries close to the U.S. and important for its security strategies have declared formal states of emergency. Hollande and Keïta, while responding to real threats, are risking democracy while Erdogan appears to be targeting democracy and using the recent failed coup as a pretext

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