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Rare good news: Altan and Ilıcak released. (Probably as a cunning gesture before Erdoğan’s US trip)

Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak have been released from prison in the wake of a verdict of release given by the İstanbul 26th Heavy Penal Court. Ilıcak was behind bars for 1,197 days and Altan for 1,138 days.

Turkish philanthropist Kavala describes his two years in jail in letter

Duvar English Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala has penned a letter describing his two years in jail, saying
Amnesty International – Oct 31, 11:45 PM

Hundreds of people have been detained in Turkey for commenting or reporting on Turkey’s recent military offensive in northeast Syria and are facing absurd criminal charges as the government intensifies its crackdown on critical voices, said Amnesty

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Domestic political concerns are driving Turkey’s offensive in northeast Syria, and the nationalist fervour whipped up by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and pro-government media has silenced nearly all dissent and put Kurds in the crosshairs.

Turkey fines Facebook over data breach

Turkey on Oct. 3 fined social media giant Facebook 1.6 million Turkish liras (over $281,000) over a data breach exposing the

Those Who Lost Their Lives in October 10 Massacre Commemorated in Ankara

It has been four years since 103 people lost their lives and over 500 others have been wounded in September 10 Ankara

Turkey says Rebel Girls children’s book should be treated like porn

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls must only be sold to adults, government says Turkey has ruled that the million-selling

Nine-year-old Syrian refugee commits suicide in Turkey’s northwest | Ahval

A 9-year-old Syrian boy, who fled his war-torn country with his family, committed suicide in Turkey

SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF NADIRA KADIROVA: Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office: Fingerprints of AKP MP Ünal Taken

Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has released a written statement about the investigation into the suspicious death of

Speaking to bianet about the suspicious death of Nadira Kadirova, Müjde Tozbey-Erden, the lawyer of Kadirova family, has

 

Domestic Worker Kadirova’s Suspicious Suicide at AKP MP’s House on Parliamentary Agenda

Kadirova allegedly committed suicide with her employer’s weapon on September 23.
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