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According to the report prepared by World Justice Project, Turkey degraded two ranks to 101 in 2017 from 99 in 2016 in the Rule of Law Index.
According to the Ministry of Interior, 449 people have been detained on charge of “propagandizing for terrorism” on social media. The number of people who were detained for protesting the offensive is 124.
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The Turkish government on January 29, 2018 submitted its comments in respect of letters sent earlier this month to the European Court of Human Rights by lawyers representing imprisoned journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay. The letters

The Constitutional Court on Feb. 2 rejected the release demand of two Turkish journalists, Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan, despite earlier ruling that the rights of imprisoned journalists had been violated, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Feb. 4.
Eight top members of Turkey’s main medical association, including its chief, were released on Feb. 5 from being detained for denouncing Ankara’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, their organization said.
Detentions of Turkish Medical Association Central Council members have been protested by doctors coming to Ankara from various cities in Turkey.
The head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), who was detained by police on Jan. 30 over his criticism of Turkey’s ongoing military operation into the Afrin region of Syria, defended himself in a statement through his lawyer on Feb. 1.

A group of exiled Turkish human rights lawyers have published an in-depth history of how Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkish government has described Bylock, an encrypted messenging app, whose 1×1 analytics pixel was used as the basis for accusing tens — if not hundreds — of thousands of Turks of treason

Amnesty International’s Turkey chair, Taner Kılıç, remains in detention despite a court ruling for his release and he is expected to appear in court on Feb. 1, the rights group has said.

Taner Kılıç Arrested Again

Amnesty Turkey Executive Board Chair Kılıç has been arrested again before 24 hours passed after the court decided to release Kılıç.
An alliance soon to be officially formed between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) could be expanded with the inclusion of two minor parties, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hinted in a meeting with AKP deputies on Feb. 1.
The state of emergency was extended in Turkey for the sixth time on Jan. 18.

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